Cheap Flights to Boston from the UK

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With our cheap flights to Boston, it’s the perfect place to start your American adventure or get away for a quick holiday. Prices are updated daily, so bookmark this page or sign up for our emails to stay up-to-date on what’s on offer.

Student flights from the UK to Boston

Boston is a classic American destination, that definitely deserves a spot on your must-see list for the US. From centuries of history to modern activities, events and museums, Boston has something to see in every season. Walk through the main landmarks of the city on the famous Freedom Trail or picnic in the Boston Common on a sunny day. Explore some of Boston’s natural side with a day trip to the Boston Harbour Islands. Run into some colder weather? It’s not uncommon in Boston, so there’s plenty to do: check out the Museum of Fine Arts or go window-shopping on Newbury Street. No matter what you like to do, Boston has a lot on offer!

For more details on the best times to visit Boston, when to book your flights to the US and more, just keep reading. Ready to go? Search now to see our current best deals to Beantown.

map of Boston showing airports

What are the main Boston airports, and how do I get from them to central Boston?

Boston has just one international airport, the Boston-Logan International Airport. It’s about 8 km from the city, but it’s quite easy to get downtown from the airport. In fact, you can ride the subway for free from the airport. Head out of the airport and follow signs for “Silver Line 1” buses. These buses will bring you to South Station, where you can exit to explore the city or make a free transfer to other lines. If you’ll be riding the subway a lot, pick up a CharlieCard (subway+bus pass) while you’re here!

Of course, Uber/Lyft is quite common in Boston as well.

How to fly from the UK to Boston

Boston is very accessible from the UK, with plenty of direct flights available from London and Dublin, plus plenty more connecting. The most popular airlines for flights to Boston are Virgin Atlantic, Norweigian, American, and Delta, although of course, there’s numerous other options as well

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Cheap flights to Boston
from London (LON)

Average flight duration

7.5 hours

Number of daily flights

About 71 (nonstop) flights daily.

Cheap flights to Boston
from Edinburgh

Average flight duration

10.5 hours, with connections

Number of daily flights

About 31 flights per week

When is the best time to fly to XXX?

The best time to visit Boston is between May and October. Summer months (late May to early September) offer good weather and plenty to do, from outdoor events and markets to nightlife and activities all around the city. October brings autumn colours to most of New England, giving the area stunning foliage, cooler weather and all things pumpkin and apple.

Boston is quite cold in the winter, although if you don’t mind a little snow, you’ll find flights and accommodation cheaper during this season. July 4th and New Years are big celebrations for the city, and you’ll find things very crowded during these holidays, so keep that in mind when planning as well.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Boston?

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Why do British students love visiting Boston?

British students love visiting Boston because it’s an energetic and youthful city with a distinctly American vibe. There’s plenty of things to do and a hopping nightlife, and in summer months the weather is perfect for exploring the city.

Boston universities and campuses

Boston universities and campuses

Boston is home to over 50 universities, so if you’re wanting to study abroad in the States, Boston is a great place to do so! Besides world-renowned schools like Harvard and MIT, there’s universities like Northeastern, Emerson and Boston University that offer great academics and study abroad programmes. With so many universities to choose from, you’re also sure to find one that has offerings for your programme of study.

Boston lifestyle and culture

Boston lifestyle and culture

Like many major cities, Boston has a fast-paced and energetic vibe, which makes it a super fun place to visit and explore. While Bostonians might have a reputation for being a bit rude, most are quite friendly: unless you’re driving, in which case, be prepared to get honked at! Otherwise, locals tend to be friendly and you’ll find lots of them enjoying outdoor events, rooftop bars and the like during warmer months.

Exploring Boston on a student budget

Exploring Boston on a student budget

Despite being an expensive city, Boston can be easily explored on a student budget. From walking and exploring downtown, to picnicking in the city’s parks and green spaces to free summer concerts at the Hatch Shell, there’s lots to do for free. Local cafes and markets like Faneuil Hall and the Boston Public Market offer quick eats at budget prices as well.

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