The flight time from Nashville to Boston is 2 hours, 23 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BNA Nashville, TN 1 minute early.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 2 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
83%
Delta
81%
JetBlue
72%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Nashville to Boston is 2 hours, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 2 minutes.

The flight distance from Nashville to Boston is 942 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Nashville
2 hours, 46 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 17m
JetBlue
2h 20m
Delta
2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

56

Distance

942 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
21
Southwest
19
JetBlue
15

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Nashville from Boston by plane?

The distance from Nashville to Boston by plane is 942 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Nashville to Boston?

The flight time from Nashville to Boston is 2 hours, 23 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 2 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 17 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 30 minutes.

What airlines fly from Nashville to Boston?

Southwest, Delta, and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from Nashville to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Nashville to Boston?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Nashville (BNA) to Boston (BOS). On average, they have 19 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Nashville 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 122 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Boston 8 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 Nashville to Boston, Southwest is 83% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 83% 15% 2%
Delta 81% 17% 2%
JetBlue 72% 27% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Nashville 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)
Southwest 10 120 6 137
JetBlue 12 121 6 140
Delta 14 124 10 150

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
8am 0.1
10pm 0.21
1pm 0.27
6am 1.07
6pm 0.82
7pm 0.85
4pm 0.33
7am 0.03
9pm 0.6
9am 1.02
8pm 0.16
5am 0.01
10am 0.73
11am 0.68
3pm 0.18
5pm 0.16
12pm 0.08
2pm 0.6

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 193
February 168
March 207
April 231
May 271
June 271
July 274
August 265
September 263
October 301
November 247
December 241

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville 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 8.73
Tuesday 8.35
Wednesday 8.4
Thursday 8.69
Friday 8.67
Saturday 5.71
Sunday 7.83

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 0
Southwest 0
JetBlue 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)
8am 12 126 6 146
10pm 9 114 5 128
1pm 9 121 6 139
6am 13 124 8 146
6pm 15 123 9 148
7pm 12 122 6 142
4pm 12 123 9 146
7am 9 119 7 135
9pm 9 117 6 134
9am 12 121 6 140
8pm 12 118 6 136
5am 12 119 4 135
10am 11 122 7 141
11am 13 123 10 147
3pm 10 124 10 148
5pm 13 118 6 138
12pm 10 115 6 135
2pm 13 126 12 156
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.