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When is the best time to fly to Boston?

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Whether you’re interested in food, sports, history, art, or architecture, Boston caters to a wide range of travelers and offers plenty to see and do. The Greater Boston area, which is home to world-renowned institutes such as Harvard and MIT, also attracts a sizeable student population that lends Boston a young and energetic vibe. To decide when to visit the city, you may want to look at not just the weather, but also the college terms and break schedules which may contribute to large crowds while visiting popular attractions.

From summer through fall, Boston hosts numerous festivals and events including Boston Pride, the Boston Film Festival, Boston Harborfest, and several other culinary and sports events. With average temperatures around 70 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit, June – October is a good time to visit Boston. Do note that in August – September the city sees a huge influx of student communities and their parents, who arrive just before the start of the new academic year. From November – February, the city is often covered in snow. If you don’t mind average temperatures of 40 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit, then visit Boston during this time and take advantage of the cheap hotel rates. You can also plan your visit around events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or the Boston Marathon in March – April.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Boston?

Users booking trips to Boston from Lebanon, New Hampshire found flights 90% cheaper than the average price of flights to Boston. To find the cheapest price to Boston from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Boston?

If you don’t want to visit Boston in February, then you should wait until March to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $152.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Boston?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 33 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Boston. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $176. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $32.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Boston?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Boston is on a Saturday when prices can be found for as low as $168. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $196. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Boston.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Boston?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Boston is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Boston in the evening for as low as $169. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around $182. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there a good place to hike near Boston?

During the warmer months, hikers around the Boston area find that parks like Boston Common are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Boston in May, June, or September.

When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Boston?

Skiing is most popular in Boston during the month of February and January, due to the perfect conditions of colder temperatures combined with a higher chance of snow. These conditions make Wachusett Mountain a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. Many momondo users planning trips to multiple ski mountains or resorts in the Boston area will check out Ski Butternut as well.

Is there an alternative airport near Boston?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Boston is possible. If you are planning a flight to Boston, consider booking flights to Norwood Memorial Airport(13 mi from Boston city center), Bedford Hanscom Field Airport(14 mi from Boston city center), Beverly Airport(17 mi from Boston city center), Manchester Airport(44 mi from Boston city center) or Providence-TFGreen Airport(48 mi from Boston city center).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Boston?

With an average price of $379 per person, Manchester Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Boston. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


What are the current travel restrictions for Boston?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Boston. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter; however a Presidential Executive Order of June 22 means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from June 24. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination. If you are planning to travel to Boston at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Boston flight deals found on momondo

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Which airlines fly to Boston?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Boston

There is a wide choice of non-stop domestic flights from various U.S. destinations to Boston. You can choose from American Airlines, jetBlue, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Virgin America, Penair, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Tradewind Aviation.


How to get from the airport to Boston city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Boston along with the distance from the city center

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Boston Logan International Airport, located in the East Boston neighborhood, is approximately 4 miles from Downtown Boston. There are several ways to get from the airport to the downtown area.

Logan Express

The Logan Express bus service is a convenient way to travel between the airport and Downtown Boston. The non-stop service drops off passengers at 2 Back Bay locations, Copley Square on St. James Avenue and the Hynes Convention Center. Buses leave from the airport every 20 minutes, and the one-way fare is $7.50 USD. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.

Buses and subway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit service to and from Downtown Boston. The Silver Line Route SL1 is the best way to reach South Station Rail and Bus Terminal, for further connections via commuter rail, Amtrak, local buses, and the subway. The SL1 service is free, and includes a free transfer to the Red Line. However, be aware that there is no room to store luggage on these buses.

MBTA run Blue Line Subway is another option to travel from the airport to State Street station in Downtown Boston. You’ll need to use the Massport operated free shuttle bus #22, #33, or #55 for transfers from the airport terminals to the MBTA Blue Line Airport Station. This ride takes approximately 8 – 10 minutes, while the ride from the Airport station to State Street station takes 5 minutes. The fare for the subways is $2.75 USD.

Shuttles, limousines and sedans

There are several private companies that operate from the airport and offer limousines or sedans for door-to-door drop off, or shuttle services to the neighboring counties.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the curbside on the Arrivals Level of each terminal. Typical fares range from $18.00 USD – $28.00 USD depending on traffic. There is an $8.00 USD surcharge for rides originating from the airport. The ride to Downtown Boston takes 13 – 15 minutes.

Water taxis

MBTA operates Harbor Express water shuttles from the airport to Long Wharf in Downtown Boston. The ‘CharlieTicket’ costs $18.50 USD and the journey is 12 minutes. Use the Massport operated shuttle bus #66 for a free transfer from any airport terminal to the Logan Water Transportation Dock. The shuttle ride takes 5 minutes. There are a couple of private companies that offer water taxi services from the airport to Boston’s waterfront, including Rowes Wharf, Boston Inner Harbor, and Long Wharf. Based on the service provider you choose, one-way fares range from $12.00 USD – $20.00 USD per person, including luggage storage charges.

Car rentals

All rental car companies operate out of a consolidated Rental Car Center (RCC). You can also check online for deals on car rentals with momondo.


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How to get around in Boston?

Boston’s downtown area is not just compact and walkable, but also quite scenic, especially along the waterfront. Many of the popular attractions are within a short distance of each other. To cover further distances, you can rely on the city’s excellent public transport network.

Public Transportation

Boston’s public transport is run by MBTA, which operates a large and efficient network of buses, subways (called ‘T’), and water taxis. A single ride fare is $2.75 USD for subway rides and $2.00 USD for local buses. A day pass costing $12.00 USD allows unlimited travel on subways, buses, commuter rail in Zone 1A, and the Charlestown Ferry. Water Taxi fares range from $3.50 USD – $18.50 USD based on the route.

Taxis

Taxis are widely available and can be flagged down in the street. Ride-share options such as Uber and Lyft are also easily available throughout Boston.

Cycling

Boston’s bike-sharing program, Hubway, offers access to over 100 bike stations across the city. For a 24-hour pass that costs $8.00 USD you can enjoy unlimited 30-minute rides.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Boston?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Boston

Things to do and places of interest in Boston

Boston’s beautiful blend of modern and traditional reflects in several aspects. Charming and historic mansions sit alongside glossy skyscrapers, tiny boutiques compete with massive shopping malls, and the vibrant and lively Theatre district offers a stark contrast from the chic and sophisticated Back Bay neighborhood.Here are a few suggestions on what to see and do when you visit Boston.

  • Tour the popular sights such as the North End, Quincy Market, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, Chinatown, the Theater District, Boston Public Gardens, and the Prudential Center building’s Skywalk Observatory.
  • Art lovers should visit the iconic Institute of Contemporary Art, while museum lovers will enjoy visiting Boston Children’s Museum, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
  • Learn about Boston’s history and hear stories of the American Revolution when you opt for a Freedom Trail Walking Tour. You’ll pass popular sights such as the Old State House, Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, the Bunker Hill Monument, and several other monuments and churches.
  • Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy street performers and musicians, and sample the freshest seafood at popular restaurants in this area.
  • Enjoy some retail therapy at Newbury Street, Boylston Street, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
  • Catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, the oldest Major League Baseball park.
  • Head to Cambridge in the Greater Boston Area, for campus tours of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tips and tricks for visiting Boston

Invest in a Go Boston Card

The Go Boston Card offers an all-inclusive pass for 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days, which is worth considering when visiting Boston. The pass gives you significant savings on over 40 sights and attractions, and the price ranges from $57.00 USD for a 1-day pass, to $175.00 USD for a 7-day pass.

Avoid driving

If possible, avoid driving within the city. The streets are narrow, traffic jams are common, and parking is both scarce and expensive. Instead, rely on the excellent MBTA operated public transport network, or your own 2 feet.

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