The flight time from New York to Boston is 1 hour, 10 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 4 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
38 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Boston is 1 hour, 10 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, 15 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 5m
1h 8m
1h 12m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



184 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 10 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, 5 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 12 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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 38 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Boston 13 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 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
American 87% 13% 0%
Delta 83% 14% 3%
JetBlue 78% 18% 4%

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
In the Air
Taxiing In
American 18 39 7 65
JetBlue 21 38 7 68
Delta 22 38 10 72

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 1.02
7am 1.64
3pm 0.76
6pm 1.64
5pm 1.6
9am 1.88
12pm 1.36
7pm 1.12
10am 1.13
8pm 1.75
11am 1.33
8am 1.38
1pm 1.36
2pm 1.43
6am 0.87
4pm 1.48

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 752
February 744
March 806
April 741
May 763
June 614
July 554
August 609
September 660
October 726
November 675
December 569

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 25.92
Tuesday 26.13
Wednesday 26.62
Thursday 26.37
Friday 26.27
Saturday 5.88
Sunday 20.75

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 2
JetBlue 1
American 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
9pm 18 40 8 66
7am 20 39 9 69
3pm 23 37 10 73
6pm 23 40 9 74
5pm 23 39 9 73
9am 22 39 7 70
12pm 22 38 9 71
7pm 21 39 8 71
10am 22 37 8 71
8pm 23 39 7 71
11am 21 38 8 68
8am 19 38 8 67
1pm 20 37 8 68
2pm 21 37 8 68
6am 20 37 14 73
4pm 23 39 9 72
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.