The flight time from New York to Boston is 1 hour, 3 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 5 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
38 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 17 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
90%
Delta
88%
JetBlue
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Boston is 1 hour, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 38 minutes.

The flight distance from New York to Boston is 184 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to New York
1 hour, 9 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h
JetBlue
1h 2m
Delta
1h 5m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

76

Distance

184 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
39
American
20
JetBlue
16

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Boston by plane?

The distance from New York to Boston by plane is 184 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from New York to Boston?

The flight time from New York to Boston is 1 hour, 3 minutes. The time spent in the air is 38 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 5 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Boston?

American, JetBlue, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from New York to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from New York to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from New York (LGA) 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 New York 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 38 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Boston 17 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 New York to Boston, American is 90% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 90% 8% 2%
Delta 88% 9% 3%
JetBlue 85% 10% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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)
American 15 38 6 60
JetBlue 18 38 5 62
Delta 18 38 8 65

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
9pm 0.28
7am 0.88
3pm 0.46
6pm 0.6
5pm 0.66
9am 0.74
12pm 0.91
7pm 0.75
10am 0.84
8pm 0.75
11am 0.56
8am 0.73
1pm 0.6
2pm 0.48
6am 0.39
4pm 0.92

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 684
February 77
March 131
April 165
May 195
June 249
July 252
August 270
September 320
October 372
November 688
December 568

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 12.81
Tuesday 11.71
Wednesday 12.1
Thursday 12.12
Friday 12
Saturday 4.63
Sunday 11

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
American 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)
9pm 15 39 6 60
7am 16 38 8 63
3pm 17 39 8 65
6pm 18 39 7 65
5pm 18 38 8 64
9am 16 36 7 60
12pm 16 38 7 61
7pm 16 39 6 62
10am 17 37 7 63
8pm 17 39 6 62
11am 19 37 7 64
8am 16 37 8 63
1pm 16 38 7 62
2pm 18 38 7 65
6am 17 36 8 64
4pm 19 39 7 65
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.