The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 59 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 59 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Boston is 2611 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Los Angeles
6 hours, 11 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 18m
5h 21m
5h 21m
5h 22m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2611 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Boston by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Boston by plane is 2611 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Boston?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 59 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 18 minutes, and American the slowest taking 5 hours, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Boston?

American, JetBlue, Delta, and United are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from Los Angeles (LAX) 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 Los Angeles 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 299 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Boston 10 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 Los Angeles to Boston, American is 87% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 89% 10% 1%
United 89% 9% 2%
JetBlue 88% 10% 2%
American 87% 12% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 13 296 7 318
United 16 298 5 321
JetBlue 15 300 6 321
American 15 299 6 322

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
7am 1.74
6am 0.32
4pm 0.01
12pm 0.86
8am 1.01
10am 0.33
1pm 0.48
10pm 0.94
3pm 0.51
9am 0.06
11am 0.75
8pm 0.02
2pm 0.65
9pm 1.5
11pm 0.58

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 324
February 101
March 174
April 164
May 211
June 302
July 394
August 434
September 360
October 385
November 386
December 380

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 10.87
Tuesday 9.33
Wednesday 9.58
Thursday 10.75
Friday 10.77
Saturday 7.54
Sunday 10.69

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
JetBlue 0
Delta 0
American 0
United 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
In the Air
Taxi In
7am 14 301 7 323
6am 15 300 6 321
4pm 13 259 4 280
12pm 14 298 6 320
8am 16 299 6 321
10am 15 297 7 320
1pm 15 301 6 322
10pm 15 299 6 321
3pm 14 300 6 321
9am 13 288 6 313
11am 15 301 6 322
8pm 15 298 5 320
2pm 13 292 6 313
9pm 13 297 7 319
11pm 16 293 6 317
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.