The flight time from Richmond to Boston is 1 hour, 32 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RIC Richmond, VA 5 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 10 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Richmond to Boston is 1 hour, 32 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes.

The flight distance from Richmond to Boston is 474 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Boston to Richmond
1 hour, 44 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 28m
1h 37m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



474 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Richmond from Boston by plane?

The distance from Richmond to Boston by plane is 474 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Richmond to Boston?

The flight time from Richmond to Boston is 1 hour, 32 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 28 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 37 minutes.

What airlines fly from Richmond to Boston?

JetBlue and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Richmond to Boston.

Does Southwest fly from Richmond to Boston?

Southwest does not fly from Richmond (RIC) 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 Richmond 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 70 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Boston 9 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 Richmond to Boston, JetBlue is 76% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 82% 16% 2%
JetBlue 76% 22% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Richmond 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 69 6 88
Delta 14 70 10 97

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
6pm 0.64
4pm 0.12
11am 0.76
8am 0.58
2pm 0.04
12pm 0.61
1pm 0.3
5am 0.16
6am 0.7
10am 0.03
7am 0.03
8pm 0.89
5pm 0.13
3pm 0.77
9am 0.42

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond 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 181
February 158
March 192
April 190
May 199
June 200
July 202
August 210
September 184
October 199
November 206
December 171

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond 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 6.9
Tuesday 6.83
Wednesday 6.73
Thursday 6.79
Friday 6.83
Saturday 4.08
Sunday 5.92

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 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
6pm 14 71 12 101
4pm 14 69 9 96
11am 14 70 10 94
8am 11 70 7 89
2pm 11 71 7 93
12pm 11 68 6 88
1pm 10 68 6 85
5am 11 65 7 88
6am 15 71 11 99
10am 14 72 8 93
7am 14 72 9 92
8pm 10 71 6 88
5pm 14 72 11 97
3pm 11 69 7 89
9am 11 70 5 87
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.