Today's best flight offers to Boston
Looking for cheap flights to Boston? Netflights.com searches the world's greatest airlines to give you the best price. Lying on the east coast of the United States, this city is draped in culture, historical value and celebrated sports teams. Fly to Boston from the UK by simply clicking the buttons below.
Cheap flights to Boston
Excellent value can often be found on direct services from Manchester Airport, with flights taking less than seven hours, although around 40 minutes will be shaved off the return leg. The outbound journey from London can take closer to eight hours, and you might be able to trim the price of your flights if you don't mind a connection.
Once you arrive in Boston there’s plenty to get stuck into as you bid to fill your itinerary. There is a multitude of historically significant sites to visit, and the Freedom Trail snakes around the city enabling visitors to discover landmarks linked to America’s independence.
Boston is a cultural hub that is renowned for its arts, museums and libraries, although it may be another aspect of the city’s culture that takes your fancy. There is a serious passion for major sports teams including American football, basketball, ice hockey and baseball, and getting to a game will prove a great experience for those interested in sport.
Meanwhile, if you find yourself in Boston around St Patrick’s Day, be sure to check out what is regarded as being among the world’s biggest celebrations for the event.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Boston?
The cheapest time to fly to Boston is during the winter months (excluding Christmas), when the weather is colder. The Boston Marathon in April, Harborfest in June, Independence Day in July and Fall Foliage in September are all major events that increase flight prices. Planning well in advance improve your chances of encountering bargain tickets if you want to travel during these periods. Because there are no major events in August, there are often lower fares to be found in this summer month, too. Flying between Monday and Thursday can often be more economical.
When is the best time to book your flight to Boston?
The best time to book your flight to Boston is between three months and six weeks in advance. It’s actually possible to book too early if you’re travelling to Boston off-season! Be flexible with your dates and you’ll find many more options for economy fares. Last-minutes fares can also be snapped up with Netflights.
Boston Logan International Airport
Boston’s airport is the largest in New England and located to the east of the city, just three miles from its central downtown district. The international airport covers 2,384 acres, consists of six runways and employs around 16,000 people. There are four passenger terminals, which combined see in excess of 36 million passengers annually. Terminal A is the first to be recognised as environmentally friendly by the US Green Building Council.
Getting around the airport
There are free, pre-security shuttle buses and moving walkways connecting all four terminal buildings and their 102 departure gates. The shuttle service also connects all terminals to the subway station, car rental centre and water transportation dock, making getting around the airport easy. The buses run every six minutes. Passengers arriving into Boston International will find a range of amenities and clear signs indicating exits and onward travel options.
Which airports in the UK operate flights to Boston?
The UK airports that operate direct flights to Boston Logan International Airport are London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester Airport. Indirect flights can be found from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Indirect flights can include stops in Iceland, Ireland, or continental Europe, depending on the carrier.
What airlines fly to Boston?
Airlines that offer UK–Boston flights include British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian, which all operate direct services. Norwegian departs from Gatwick, with British Airways, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic flying out of Heathrow. A wide range of international airlines offer indirect flights, including Thomas Cook Airlines, flying from Manchester, Aer Lingus from Edinburgh, Icelandair from Glasgow and Delta from Birmingham.
How long is the flight to Boston from the UK?
Non-stop flights from London airports to Boston take around seven and a half hours. The trans-Atlantic journey covers over 3,200 miles. Because flights from all other UK airports require one stop, they can take anywhere from nine and a half to eleven hours.
How many flights per day fly from the UK to Boston?
Four planes leave London for Boston on average daily, with one flight leaving from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh.
Getting to the city from Boston Logan International Airport
Boston International was voted the "Easiest Airport to Get To" in 2007. Travellers will find a variety of onward travel options including a car rental centre, taxis, shared vans, buses and limos. The Boston Logan Express runs a non-stop service from the city centre and all terminals of Boston airport, taking around 45 minutes. A free shuttle bus (no. 66) connects the airport with the harbour, where water taxis and water shuttles depart for the centre. Blue Line Subway (6am–12:30am) and Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (5:30am–12:30am) are two of the more affordable ways to get to the city centre.
*Times are subject to change.
Getting around the airports
In addition to all the national and international shops, bars and restaurants the contemporary traveller expects at large airports, Boston International has a children’s play area, family restrooms, changing rooms and a nursery to make travelling as a family easier. There’s also free WiFi, a spa, electronic charging stations and public art exhibitions. The airport’s non-denominational chapel, Our Lady of the Airways, is the oldest in the United States, established in 1951.
Don’t forget before you fly
Although the UK is part of the Visa Waiver Program, which allows British nationals to stay in the US visa-free for up to six months, prior authorization needs to be obtained to enter the US. Known as the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, this online application system is distinct from a visa, and needs to be applied for at least 72 hours before departure. There are plenty of currency exchange outlets and ATMs at the airport for access to US dollars.