The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Boston is 1 hour, 52 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 3 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 27 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Frontier
87%
Delta
79%
JetBlue
74%
Spirit
52%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Boston is 1 hour, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 27 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Boston is 612 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Raleigh Durham
2 hours

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 49m
Spirit
1h 53m
Frontier
1h 54m
Delta
1h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

83

Distance

612 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

JetBlue
39
Delta
37
Spirit
4
Frontier
2

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Boston by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Boston by plane is 612 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Raleigh Durham to Boston?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Boston is 1 hour, 52 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 27 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 49 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Boston?

JetBlue, Frontier, Delta, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) 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 Raleigh Durham 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 87 minutes
Taxiing In 8 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 Raleigh Durham to Boston, Frontier is 87% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Frontier 87% 12% 1%
Delta 79% 20% 1%
JetBlue 74% 24% 2%
Spirit 52% 44% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham 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)
JetBlue 15 87 6 109
Spirit 15 88 9 113
Frontier 18 85 9 114
Delta 17 87 9 114

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
1pm 0.11
8pm 0.62
4pm 0.35
3pm 0.93
5am 0.33
2pm 0.82
7am 0.34
10am 0.15
9pm 0.1
9am 0.53
8am 1.41
11am 0.98
6pm 1.04
12pm 0.62
7pm 0.99
6am 1.25
5pm 1.09

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 310
February 273
March 342
April 336
May 395
June 388
July 397
August 410
September 387
October 391
November 348
December 347

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 13.02
Tuesday 12.17
Wednesday 12.65
Thursday 12.52
Friday 12.92
Saturday 8.46
Sunday 11.4

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
JetBlue 1
Delta 1
Spirit 0
Frontier 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)
1pm 14 85 6 107
8pm 14 88 6 110
4pm 16 87 9 115
3pm 16 87 7 112
5am 16 85 6 110
2pm 17 86 9 114
7am 18 84 9 113
10am 17 85 5 108
9pm 16 86 6 110
9am 15 84 6 107
8am 16 87 8 112
11am 15 86 8 109
6pm 15 88 7 112
12pm 15 86 6 109
7pm 15 89 8 112
6am 17 87 8 112
5pm 16 87 10 116
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.