The flight route between Boston and London is well established, not least because both are major international cities and there is plenty of demand for travel between the two. It is also one of the quickest routes across the Atlantic because Boston is further east than the likes of New York, Chicago and Washington DC. During the working week there are typically eight direct departures from Boston to London per day, with seven on both Saturdays and Sundays. Most departures are in the evening after 6:00 p.m. and arrive in London the following morning.
There are currently four airlines which operate direct flights from Boston to London: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Norwegian. British Airways offers the most direct flights per day on this route: four during the week and three at weekends. Aer Lingus flies from Boston to London via either Dublin or Shannon.
The flight from Boston to London is relatively short by transatlantic standards, partly because the prevailing winds tend to shorten the flight time. Typically the flight lasts around six and a half hours. With a strong tailwind the flight time can be nearer to six hours. traveling with Aer Lingus via Dublin or Shannon, the flight from Boston to London takes around nine hours in total.
During the working week there are eight direct departures per day from Boston to London. Two of these are in the morning and the remaining six are after 6:00 p.m. British Airways operates one of the morning departures and three of the evening services, while Virgin Atlantic operates one in the morning and one in the evening. Delta operates one departure per day in the early evening. All of these flights land at London Heathrow. The only carrier which flies from Boston to London Gatwick is Norwegian, whose daily flight departs in the evening. At the weekend the frequency is much the same although British Airways offer just two departures in the evening. The first flight from Boston to London departs at 7:30 a.m. every day, with British Airways as the carrier. The latest departure is at 9:50 p.m. every day and is operated by Virgin Atlantic, arriving in London at 9:30 a.m. the following day. Finally, Aer Lingus operates two flights per day from Boston to London via Dublin and one via Shannon, all departing after 6:00 p.m.
Departure Airport: All services from Boston to London depart from Logan International airport, located around three miles (4.8 kilometers) from downtown. The airport has four terminals: A, B, C and E, with all departures to London operating from Terminal E. Free buses connect the airport with the nearby Airport Station on the Blue Line subway. There is also a free shuttle bus which connects all of the terminals. A taxi from the airport into Boston itself will cost around $25 and the journey takes around 30 minutes. Terminal E has 12 departure gates which are shared by numerous different airlines. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both have private lounges in Terminal E, and there is a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. WiFi is available throughout the terminal buildings.
Arrival Airport: Nearly all flights from Boston to London land at Heathrow; the only service to Gatwick is operated by Norwegian. Heathrow Airport is located around 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west of central London. It is one of the busiest airports in the world and it is London's main airport, so public transit links are good. Subway trains on the Piccadilly Line (London Underground) run from Heathrow into central London around every 10 minutes during the day, with the journey lasting around an hour. A much faster service - the Heathrow Express - operates to and from London Paddington station. Using the Piccadilly Line is also the best way of traveling between terminals, which is free. If you're flying with British Airways you'll arrive at Terminal 5; if it's Virgin Atlantic or Delta you'll arrive at Terminal 3. Both terminals offer a wide variety of shops, restaurants and facilities. Gatwick Airport is located around 30 miles (45 kilometers) south of the city, and is well served by trains to and from London Victoria. The Gatwick Express is a fast train service between Gatwick and London Victoria. Norwegian operates from South Terminal which has a good range of stores as well as free WiFi.
Travel by plane between Boston, USA and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 11/28/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between Boston and London closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from United Kingdom to USA is: Partially open.
Entry into USA is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Requirements for reentering:
The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/24/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your flight to Boston from London.
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