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Flight Information between Boston and London

distanceDistance3264 miles (5264 km)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesnorwegian air

Flights from Boston to London cover the 3264 miles (5264 km) long journey with our travel partners like norwegian air. There are direct flight services available.

Flights from Boston to London

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.

Which airlines travel from Boston to London?

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.

How long is the flight from Boston to London?

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.

How many flights are there from Boston to London?

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.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Boston to London?

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.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for flights between Boston and London?

Travel between Boston, USA and London, United Kingdom by plane is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from USA?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Boston?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 7/27/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight between Boston and London before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering USA from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from London to Boston is: Restricted

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to USA from United Kingdom?

Reentry to USA is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in USA from London?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop

What are the safety rules to follow in Boston, USA?

The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 7/28/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your flight to Boston from London here.

What is the distance from Boston to London by plane?
The Boston to London flight distance is approximately 3264 miles (5264 km).
Which airlines should I travel with from Boston to London?
Take the Boston to London flight with norwegian air. However, it's always good to check out all possible airlines for the journey from Boston to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first flight depart from Boston to London? When does the last flight depart from Boston to London?
You can take the earliest flight from Boston to London at 10: 20 PM   or take the last flight from Boston to London leaving at 10: 20 PM. Look for the latest Boston to London flight schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this route.