From the charming cobbled streets to the many museums and universities, Boston is one of the most storied cities in the US. However, what makes a visit to Boston even more enjoyable is that round-trip flights to the city start as low as $98.
Multiple airlines offer cheap flights to Boston from many cities across the country. Travel dates are November through February, some of Boston’s colder months. However, if you plan to get closer to the holiday season, experience the winter markets and go ice skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond.
The low prices will probably only last for two to three days, so we recommend booking your flights soon.
Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines.
itineraries: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington and other cities offer discounted routes to Boston.
How to book: Determine availability via Google Flights and then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from November to February, excluding holidays.
Book by: Within the next two to three days.
Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for spotting this deal. The site’s Premium membership offers discounts of up to 90% and costs $49 per year. Membership also includes a 14-day free trial. The Elite membership also offers premium, business class and first class deals.
Many of the routes in this deal come primarily from the South and West Coasts, but there is some availability in some Midwestern cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Notably, Cleveland and Cincinnati both have flights to Boston for $98 – some of the lowest prices in this bundle of flights.
Here are some highlights:
- JetBlue: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), from $98.
- United: Dulles International Airport (IAD) to BOS, from $98.
- American, JetBlue and United: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to BOS, from $118.
- JetBlue: Nashville International Airport (BNA) to BOS, from $123.
- JetBlue: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to BOS, from $138.
- JetBlue: Orlando International Airport (MCO) to BOS, from $158.
- United: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to BOS, from $198.
We recommend searching Google Flights to find your ideal dates and then booking directly on the airline’s website, as airlines are more reliable if your flight experiences a delay, cancellation or booking change.
For a Jan. 10 flight from Baltimore, Google Flights shows that a $98 JetBlue flight departing at 10:17 a.m. is the lowest possible fare. Delta also offers a slightly more expensive flight to Boston from Baltimore for $118.
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As for round-trip flights, JetBlue is showing three flights for $98 from Boston.
A round-trip flight from Baltimore to Boston for less than $100 is ranked low according to Google Flights. The lowest possible fares to Boston typically range from $190 to $375.
The rates in this discounted offer only apply to Basic Economy. For JetBlue, Blue Basic does not allow passengers to take hand luggage for free or to change their flights.
While the basic economy is restrictive, it can be a good option for short flights – Baltimore to Boston and vice versa is about a 90 minute flight.
Since checked baggage is not included with Blue Basic, you can pay an additional $30 to check your baggage in one way ($60 total for a round trip).
Seat selection prices range from $4 to $39, with the more expensive seats offering more legroom. The cheapest seats are the middle seats at the back of the plane.
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It boils down
From museums to parks, Boston has so much to do that you’re unlikely to get bored, and you can visit one of the most historic cities in the country at a hefty discount.
Even though the travel dates in this deal fall during some of Boston’s coldest months, hotels are generally less expensive. And if you visit the city closer to Christmas, you can see it lit up in Christmas decorations.