Cheap Flights to Boston

Boston overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Boston?

Peak season:

The major peak season is from June to September, with July and August seeing most of the tourists. As such you’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Boston over the summer, and the city will be very crowded. A great time to book your flights to Boston for is over spring and autumn. A lot of the tourists have either left or are yet to arrive and the weather is still very pleasant. You might get the occasional day of rain but generally it is sunny. Cheap flights to Boston are also difficult to find over the spring and autumn but you’ll really experience Boston as it should be experienced. St Patrick’s Day in March is one of the busiest events in Boston, with over 60’000 people out in force celebrating. Flight tickets are a lot more expensive then so make sure to book your flights to Boston in advance if you want to join in the fun.

Off Season:

November to February are the quietest months of the year and you’ll find the cheapest flights to Boston around then too. Rain and snow can be quite common, especially in the peak of Winter. If you aren’t too fussed about the cold though then you can secure cheap flight tickets and can grab good deals if you plan ahead and book in advance.

When is the best time to book a flight to Boston?

Book your flights to Boston three or four months in advance if you can and aim for the spring or autumn time to get the most out of your holiday. The summer is also a good time to visit but the lack of tourists Spring and autumn are great. If you are flexible with when you can visit then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Boston, although they are normally found in the winter. If you can book early enough and aren’t too bothered about events and festivals you can find good deals on flight tickets during the warmer months of the year. Try to sit on the left hand side of the plane to get a terrific views of Downtown before you land.

How long is the flight to Boston?

Flights from London to Boston: 7 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Boston: 10 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Boston: 10 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Boston: 11 hours 35 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Boston?

There is a wide host of airlines that operate flights to Boston, and with so many to choose from it can be hard figuring out who might be your best option. British Airways, Virgin, KLM, American and Iberia are just a handful of the major airlines. Once you’ve decided on the dates you want to travel your best bet is just to compare a few of the airlines to figure out who offers the cheapest flight tickets. Take into consideration the price of checked in baggage, what movies are offered in-flight etc. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks onboard their flights to Boston whilst Virgin provide great comfort and normally a good array of movies to watch.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Public transport is your bet way of getting to and from the airport. You can get the Silver Line Route to Downtown Boston and is free from the airport to South Station. There are several different lines and buses you can get depending on which direction you are heading so once your flights arrive you can look and decide which line is best for you. Trains are another option you can get from the airport station, they are quicker than the bus alternatives but you do have a higher expense. That said, trains are still a lot cheaper than a taxi. You can find taxis outside the arrivals and they’ll take you direct to your hotel or accommodation. A tip is expected so make sure you add between 10 and 15% onto the final cost.

Boston insider information

Brunch is the champion of all meals, so make sure to have a look at this post so you know the best brunches in Boston.

When you’re in Boston make sure to check out the quirky street art scene scattered across the city.

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How much do things cost in Boston?

Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 34.27
Taxi - fixed fee
R 35.64
1 km taxi journey
R 23.85
Petrol (1 litre)
R 8.28
Markets
Bottle of wine
R 198.69
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 137.08
Large bottle of water
R 25.94
1 litre of milk
R 12.57
Restaurants
Cappuccino
R 50.74
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 24.59
Cheap meal
R 205.62
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 618.11
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1041.33
How much does a beer cost in Boston?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 75
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 21
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 29
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 96

More information about Boston

  • Go to a show one night in Boston’s magnificent Cutler Majestic Theatre or the Boston Opera House
  • Book tickets for direct flights to Boston from the links above, and make the most of the “Capital of New England”
  • As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston has a wealth of cultural heritage to enjoy and explore
  • Located in the centre of Massachusetts bay, Boston is simply perfect for memorable weekend breaks away
  • Relax in the afternoons in Boston Common, the country’s oldest public park and a perfect place to laze around in
  • Make the most of Boston’s sports by watching a Boston Patriots or Boston Red Sox home game
  • Explore the best-known sights along the Freedom Trail that runs through the Boston National Historical Park
  • Discover how the city of Boston impacted upon the American Revolution by visiting the city’s monuments

International departures to Boston

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