The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 22 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 55 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
90%
United
87%
Alaska
85%
JetBlue
84%
American
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 55 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Boston to Los Angeles
6 hours, 21 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
5h 19m
American
5h 21m
Delta
5h 22m
JetBlue
5h 22m
Alaska
5h 35m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

99

Distance

2611 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
32
JetBlue
27
Delta
16
United
14
Alaska
8

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, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 19 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 35 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Boston?

American, JetBlue, Delta, United, and Alaska 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 16 minutes
In the Air 295 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Boston 11 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, Delta is 90% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
United 87% 12% 1%
Alaska 85% 14% 1%
JetBlue 84% 16% 0%
American 81% 17% 2%

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 18 292 6 319
American 15 296 8 321
Delta 16 294 10 322
JetBlue 15 296 8 322
Alaska 22 299 9 335

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 0.92
6am 0.96
4pm 0.03
12pm 0.62
8am 2.84
10am 0.22
5am 0.26
1pm 1.2
10pm 1.08
3pm 0.65
9am 0.35
11am 1.17
8pm 0.16
2pm 0.48
9pm 1.46
11pm 1.64

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 394
February 365
March 416
April 463
May 463
June 480
July 475
August 483
September 407
October 412
November 395
December 416

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 15.08
Tuesday 13.44
Wednesday 13.83
Thursday 15.13
Friday 15.1
Saturday 11.67
Sunday 15.15

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
American 1
JetBlue 1
Delta 0
United 0
Alaska 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)
7am 16 300 9 327
6am 15 296 8 320
4pm 13 303 7 322
12pm 16 295 7 320
8am 19 294 8 324
10am 17 291 8 318
5am 13 295 7 317
1pm 15 295 8 321
10pm 17 294 7 321
3pm 14 295 6 317
9am 17 300 10 329
11am 16 295 9 323
8pm 20 292 7 319
2pm 14 296 7 319
9pm 15 294 10 321
11pm 17 296 7 322
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.