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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Boston (BOS)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

While we maintain that there’s no specific day of the week when airline ticket prices drop, there is a window within which you can book to find the best deals. We call it the Goldilocks Window—when it’s not too far out from your trip and not too close to your departure date. This just-right period is about 1–3 months before a domestic flight and 2–8 months before an international flight.

For anyone booking during peak travel season, start looking even earlier. Same goes if your dates are not flexible. If, for instance, you’re hoping to travel to Boston for the Fourth of July, you should start looking for flights in January. Last-minute deals are few and far between during busy travel seasons, with fare jumps happening 21, 14, and 7 days in advance of flights. Don’t wait until a month before your trip to book, and definitely don’t wait until a week or two out.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Even if you’re checking fares daily, some flights never seem to get any cheaper. Before you give up on a summer family vacation to Boston, try our beloved Greek Islands Trick. We use it to get to the notoriously expensive Greek Islands for less, but it can be used anywhere.

Basically, you try to get as close to your final destination as possible for the lowest price, and from there look for a budget airline, train, or other mode of transit for the last leg. If you really want to fly from Phoenix to Boston, look for flights to New York , Philadelphia, or DC instead. From there, you can take a train, bus, or rent a car. Yes, it involves more work on your part to plan this type of trip, but you could save a few hundred bucks.

Search alternative departure airports

Like the Greek Islands Trick, this tip involves being flexible with your airport departure preferences. Let’s stick with the Phoenix example. If you live in Phoenix, chances are you rarely search for flights from other airports. Why would you, when you have such a large airport right there? But we see incredible deals from airports big and small every day. Before giving up on a flight, check prices out of Tucson or Flagstaff. The extra drive could save you a bundle of money.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Summer is one of the busiest travel seasons in the US, and Boston is no exception. Not only are kids on summer break, but warm weather makes for happy vacationers. We like to travel during shoulder seasons, the periods on either side of a busy season. You typically get fewer crowds, cheaper flights, and while weather isn’t always as perfect in high season, it’s usually still decent. In Boston, shoulder season is April–May and September–November. You’ll likely find the best deals in January and February, when most visitors stay away due to cold temperatures and lots of snow. But if you don’t mind a chill or plan to do mostly indoor activities, this is a great time to save.

If you want to travel during the summer or over St. Patrick’s Day, when Boston is busy, try to fly on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, which are generally the cheapest days to fly. Unsurprisingly, Friday and Sunday are the most expensive.

Set alerts for specific trips

Flight alerts are perhaps the easiest way to save on a trip. Simply set a flight alert for your specific dates—being sure to set a few if your dates or airports are flexible—and wait for an email telling you prices have dropped. Do this well in advance of your trip to take advantage of the deals that pop up during the Goldilocks Window.

Boston receives nonstop flights from more than 70 cities all over the US and the world every day. From most places around the globe, you can reach Boston with just one stop, likely in Europe or Istanbul.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Boston (BOS)

What is the airport code for Boston?

The airport code for Boston Logan International Airport is BOS.

When is high season in Boston?

Boston is busiest from June–August. Kids are out of school and families travel for the history of the area, baseball games, and outdoor concerts. Fourth of July is an especially busy time to visit Boston. The city’s role in the American Revolution makes it a prime vacation destination, there’s a large Harborfest celebrating revolutionary and maritime history, and a massive fireworks display over the harbor. FAN EXPO, a celebration of comics and sci-fi, brings about 55,000 visitors to the city every August. Although not during summer, St. Patrick’s Day in March is also a very busy weekend in Boston.

When is the best time to visit Boston?

The best time to visit Boston is in September and October, when you’ll have beautiful fall leaves and comfortable weather while avoiding the summer crowds. March–May can also be nice, though not as reliably warm. You could get rain and random cold days, but it’s nothing a little layering can’t help. You’ll find the best deals from November to February, but temperatures will likely be in the 20s to 40s. If you don’t mind snow and cold weather, this is a great time to visit to avoid crowds and score cheap hotel rooms and flights.

Does BOS have its own on-site hotel?

There is one on-site hotel at BOS. The Hilton Boston Logan Airport can be reached via a sky bridge from terminals A and E, or via shuttle service from all terminals and the car rental area. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center, room service and a restaurant, and is pet friendly. Rooms start at $150 per night.

What lounges are available at BOS?

For a medium sized airport, BOS has quite a few lounges.

  • Terminal A: Delta Sky Club (one location near gate A6 and one near A18)
  • Terminal B: American Airlines Admirals Club (near gate B4), Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club (near B40), United Airlines Club (near gate B24)
  • Terminal C: The Lounge (gate C19), USO Lounge (near baggage claim)
  • Terminal E: Air France Lounge (near gate E3), British Airways Galleries Lounge (near gate E11), Delta Sky Club Express (near gate E11), Emirates Lounge (opposite gate E11), Lufthansa Lounge (opposite gate C19), Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (near baggage claim)

There are Delta Sky Clubs in terminals A and E. The Terminal A lounges feature a full-service bar, self-serve food and drinks, wifi, charging stations, TVs, newspapers and magazines, conference rooms, and business services. The Express lounge has snacks, self-serve beer and wine, charging stations, work stations, and wifi. SkyClub access is free for SkyClub members, SkyTeam Elite Plus members, and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members, as well as Delta One passengers. Those with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card can also access the lounge.

The American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal B has showers, snacks, TVs, a full-service bar, and a kids’ room. It is available for Admirals Club members; those flying first and business class; AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members; Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire cardholders; and Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard holders. Military personnel traveling in uniform can use the lounge. American Airlines passengers not in one of these categories can purchase a day pass for $79.

Also in Terminal B, the Chase Sapphire Lounge features a full-service bar and craft beer bar, nursing rooms, made-to-order meals, a wellness room with rest pads, massage chairs, workstations, showers, and a family room. Day passes are available for $100. Those with a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, J.P. Morgan Reserve Card, or Ritz-Carlton credit card, and Priority Pass members, can use the lounge for free.

The United Club in Terminal B has a bar, buffet with snacks and salads, private phone rooms, and wifi. United Club members, United Polaris business class passengers, United business class passengers on international flights, United Premier Gold or Star Alliance Gold status customers, Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members, and first class passengers on a Star Alliance airline can use the lounge for free. Active US military in uniform can also use the club. Day passes are available for $59 with a same-day United boarding pass.

In Terminal C, passengers on any airline can purchase a $50 day pass to The Lounge. Priority Pass members get free access. Visitors can access the lounge three hours prior to their scheduled flight time. The Lounge has food, drinks, wifi, and comfortable seating. Also in Terminal C, the USO Lounge is available for active-duty military and their families.

The Air France lounge in Terminal E has a buffet, a self-serve bar, charging stations, and wifi. Priority Pass members, business class and La Premiere passengers, those with Flying Gold and Platinum status, and SkyTeam Elite Plus passengers can access the lounge.

The British Airways lounge has a full-serve bar, buffet, showers, and workstations. It is available for first and business class passengers, those with Executive club Silver or Gold status, and Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire members.

The Emirates Lounge has a full-service bar with premium wine and spirits, food stations, TV areas, showers, a prayer room, and business services. Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members and first and business class passengers can use the lounge for free, while other Emirates passengers can purchase a day pass for $130.

The Lufthansa lounge also has wifi, newspapers, TVs, a full-bar and food stations, plus premium dining for first class passengers. Lufthansa business and first class passengers; Star Alliance Gold members; and Miles & More Hon Circle, Senator, and Frequent travelers can access the lounge. Day passes are also available for those traveling on any airline for $39.

Finally in Terminal E, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse offers a la carte dining, a full-service bar, self-serve drinks, wifi, and newspapers. Upper Class passengers; Flying Gold members; Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members; Flying Blue Platinum members; Virgin Australia Velocity platinum and gold members; and Singapore Airlines elite gold members can all use the lounge.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to BOS?

Dogs and cats entering Massachusetts must have a health certificate and rabies vaccinations. In the airport, pets should be secured in a carrier. Passengers entering from outside of the US must follow USDA guidelines, including vaccinations and additional medical certificates.

How far is BOS from Boston?

BOS is only about four miles from Downtown Boston, a trip that takes about 10–30 minutes depending on traffic.

What are the transportation options for getting from BOS to Boston?

There are a couple of ways to get from BOS to Boston’s city center.

  • By rideshare or taxi: The roughly 4-mile trip from BOS to Downtown Boston can take anywhere from 10–30 minutes, depending on traffic, and will cost around $25.
  • By public transportation: The Silver Line bus stops at all terminals of the airport and stops at South Station in Central Boston. It’s free if you’re boarding at the airport. The ride takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic. From South Station, you can transfer to the subway if you need to get elsewhere in the city.

How long is the flight to Boston?

The flight time to Boston depends on where you’re coming from. If you’re traveling from elsewhere on the East Coast, it will likely be very short, from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. From Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, or elsewhere in the South, it’s more like 2.5–3.5 hours. From the Midwest, it’s about 2–3 hours, and from Denver it’s closer to 4. From Phoenix, Seattle, and California, flight time ranges from 4.5–5.5 hours. You can also fly directly to several destinations in the Caribbean in 4–5 hours.

If you’re flying to Boston from Europe, there are numerous nonstop flights from Dublin, London, and elsewhere that take 7–8 hours. You can fly nonstop from Istanbul to Boston in 10.5 hours and from Dubai to Boston in 14 hours. From much of the rest of the world, you’ll need to make a stop, likely in Europe.

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