The flight time from Phoenix to Boston is 4 hours, 43 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 20 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Boston is 4 hours, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 20 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Boston is 2300 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Phoenix
5 hours, 45 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 37m
4h 46m
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



2300 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Boston by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Boston by plane is 2300 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Boston?

The flight time from Phoenix to Boston is 4 hours, 43 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 20 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 4 hours, 37 minutes, and American the slowest taking 4 hours, 46 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Boston?

JetBlue and American are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from Phoenix (PHX) 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 Phoenix 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 260 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Boston 7 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 Phoenix to Boston, American is 82% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 82% 17% 1%
JetBlue 78% 21% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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
JetBlue 11 258 6 277
American 16 260 8 286

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
5pm 0.05
10pm 0.82
9am 0.68
1pm 0.2
10am 0.12
3pm 0.58
4pm 0.13
9pm 0.82
1am 0
0am 0.01
8am 0.15
12pm 0.55
2pm 0.15
11pm 0.3

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 126
February 110
March 123
April 145
May 152
June 142
July 151
August 150
September 141
October 151
November 148
December 148

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 4.75
Tuesday 4.48
Wednesday 4.63
Thursday 4.67
Friday 4.71
Saturday 4.46
Sunday 4.73

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 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
In the Air
Taxi In
5pm 14 253 6 274
10pm 12 254 7 275
9am 22 260 9 292
1pm 17 251 7 277
10am 21 253 8 281
3pm 15 265 7 288
4pm 15 255 6 276
9pm 13 265 7 287
1am 15 246 14 275
0am 15 251 8 272
8am 21 261 8 293
12pm 16 264 8 290
2pm 14 255 6 277
11pm 12 249 7 269
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.