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London to Boston Flight Time and Distance

Average flight time is
7 hours 35 minutes
United Kingdom
United States (USA)
London to Boston Flight Time and Distance
Alex Manea
Written By Alex Manea
Last Updated: April 19, 2024

Boston is a popular destintion for flights leaving from London. The London to Boston route is serviced by 9 daily flights, all taking off from Heathrow and landing at Logan International. A non stop flight takes anywhere between 7 hours and 18 minutes and 7 hours and 56 minutes, depending on the operating airline.

Boston to London Flights - Average Flight Time

The average London to Boston flight time is around 7 hours and 35 minutes. Of the 6 airlines that service this route, American Airlines is the fastest with a flight time of 7 hours and 18 minutes. The longest non-stop flight is operated by Jetblue and can take up to 7 hours and 56 minutes.

London to Boston Flights – Distance

In the 7 hours and 35 minutes flown between London and Boston (LON to BOS), the airplanes cover a total distance of 3,265 miles (5,254 kilometers) or 2,837 nautical miles. This is actually one of the shortest distances a plane has to fly between the UK and United States.

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Departure and Arrival Airports

Both London and Boston are homes to several airports. However, this transatlantic route has only one departure and one landing airport.

All airplanes take off from London Heathrow Airport, which is also the largest airport in the entire United Kingdom. 

The destination airport is Boston Logan International Airport, located in the Eastern part of the city.

Operating Airlines

As mentioned earlier, there are usually 9 LHR to BOS flights each day. They are operated by 6 airlines. In the table below, you can see all the flight duration times for each of the airlines:


London to Boston Flight Duration

British Airlines


American Airlines


Delta Airlines


United Airlines


Virgin Atlantic Airways




Boston to London Flight Duration

While the average LHR to BOS flight takes 7 hours and 35 minutes, the return flight has a shorter duration, of just 6 hours and 35 minutes. The shortest flight is operated by American Airlines (6 hours and 35 minutes). To find out more, read our Boston to London flight duration article.


Is London to Boston flight covered by UK261?

The good news is that all flights leaving from Heathrow to Boston are covered under the UK 261 law. In other words, if you experience a delay, cancellation or you are denied boarding you have several rights, including the one to receive compensation. However, the same doesn’t apply for the return flights.

The following table explains which conditions you need to meet to be covered by the British law. 


EU Airline

UK Airline

Non-EU Airline

Departures from London 




Departures from Boston




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London to Boston Delayed or Cancelled Flight: How To Claim Compensation

As mentioned before, in the case of a delay you have several rights. If the delay is longer than 3 hours, one of them is the right to compensation in the amount of £520. Other rights, which are explained in our UK flight delay compensation guide include the right to meals, information and even accommodation for longer delays. 

We’ve also prepared other guides to teach you how to get compensation from the airlines operating this route:

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How to Find Cheap Flights

Finding a cheap flight can sometimes be a challenging task. However, here are a few tips to help you find a flight:

  • Try booking your ticket at least 2-3 months in advance
  • If possible, fly during the months that have less tourist traffic. For example, February or March
  • Compare the prices offered by each airline before making a purchase

If you’re wondering what’s the cheapest London to Boston ticket, the answer is around $650 euros, if you purchase it following the 3 tips mentioned above. Regular prices, on the other hand, are around $1,400.

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London to Boston Flight Time and Distance: FAQ

How long is the flight from London to Boston?

A nonstop flight from Heathrow to Logan International usually takes around 7 hours and 35 minutes.

What is London to Boston Flight Distance?

The distance between London Heathrow and Boston Logan International Airport is 3,265 miles (5,254 kilometers) or 2,837 nautical miles.

When are flight tickets from London to Boston the cheapest?

You should purchase your tickets with 2-3 months in advance and always compare airline fares. This should help you save around 0.

What time does the earliest flight from London to Boston depart?

JetBlue is usually the airline that leaves earliest. JetBlue flights to Boston usually take off around noon. The rest of the flights leave in the afternoon or evening.

What is the time difference between London to Boston?

London is 5 hours ahead of Boston. This means that when it’s noon in London the time in Boston is 7 AM.

How many flights are flown from Heathrow to Boston International each day?

On average, there are 9 flights departing from Heathrow to Boston each day. From time to time there mere be more or less flights.

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