The flight time from Detroit to Boston is 1 hour, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 22 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
86%
Delta
83%
JetBlue
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Boston is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 22 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Boston is 632 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Detroit
2 hours, 6 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 44m
Spirit
1h 45m
Delta
1h 49m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

68

Distance

632 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
44
JetBlue
21
Spirit
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Boston by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Boston by plane is 632 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Boston?

The flight time from Detroit to Boston is 1 hour, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 22 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 44 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 49 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Boston?

JetBlue, Delta, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Boston (BOS). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Detroit 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 82 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Boston 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Detroit to Boston, Spirit is 86% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 86% 14% 0%
Delta 83% 17% 0%
JetBlue 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Boston, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
JetBlue 13 82 6 104
Spirit 11 83 9 105
Delta 14 82 9 109

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
6pm 0.93
7am 0.87
10am 1.36
9am 0.33
8am 0.07
12pm 0.85
5pm 0.72
6am 0.45
2pm 0.45
3pm 0.77
8pm 0.99
7pm 0.15
4pm 0.31
5am 0.94
10pm 0
1pm 0.49

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Boston that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 260
February 234
March 279
April 276
May 322
June 313
July 325
August 335
September 315
October 318
November 288
December 296

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Boston that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 10.54
Tuesday 10.27
Wednesday 10.06
Thursday 10.31
Friday 10.52
Saturday 7.13
Sunday 9.65

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 1
JetBlue 0
Spirit 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6pm 13 82 7 104
7am 16 82 10 111
10am 14 83 7 105
9am 12 81 8 102
8am 17 82 9 108
12pm 13 82 10 107
5pm 15 83 11 112
6am 11 83 9 105
2pm 14 84 11 111
3pm 16 82 11 114
8pm 16 82 8 107
7pm 11 83 7 103
4pm 15 82 9 110
5am 13 81 6 104
10pm 27 70 4 101
1pm 12 81 8 104
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.