Average flight time from London to Boston: 7 hours 15 minutes
Airlines flying direct from London to Boston: British Airways, Delta Air Lines Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian Long-Haul.
Airport in Boston: Boston Logan International
Distance from London to Boston: 3,275 miles
Business Class flights to Boston
British Airways, Delta and Virgin all fly direct to Boston from Heathrow, while Norwegian flies direct from London Gatwick.
BA utilises a Boeing 777, 747 and 787 – the 787 Dreamliner is the most modern aircraft type out of these choices. Virgin Atlantic also operates the route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, while Delta operates the route with a Boeing 767.
With British Airways you’ll receive a complimentary spa treatment in the Elemis Travel Spa at Heathrow and you’ll have access to the Galleries lounge where you can relax and unwind. Onboard the aircraft the Club World seats recline into fully flat beds and feature 10.4 inch flat screen TVs. The airline has also recently introduced new features to improve sleep quality, including luxury bedding and amenity kits from The White Company. Restaurant-style display trolleys have also been introduced, which allow passengers to select dishes from a choice of starters, desserts and cheeses, all served on new table settings.
If you choose to fly Business Class to Boston with Virgin Atlantic you’ll be whisked to the airport in a chauffeur driven car and arrive curbside at the Upper Class Wing, where you’ll have a speedy journey through security straight to the Virgin Clubhouse lounge. Virgin Atlantic’s 787 Dreamliner is configured with 31 Upper Class suites, dynamic mood lighting and an onboard bar where you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail with fellow passengers. Best of all the aircraft has Wi-Fi throughout, so you can stay connected all the way to Boston.
Delta’s Boeing 767 is fitted with “Delta One” business class suites that feature full height doors for added privacy. You’ll be supplied with a TUMI amenity kit containing Kiehl’s Since 1851 products and the seat converts into a fully flat bed with Westin Heavenly bedding.
Getting to and from the airport
Taxis are available at arrivals when you reach Boston Logan International, or you can book a ride through Uber or other rideshare apps. You’ll need to walk to one of the designated pick-up areas marked “”App Ride/TNC”. If you’re flying Business Class with Virgin Atlantic you’ll be able to book a complimentary chauffeur-driven car from the airport to your hotel.
The most economical and environmentally friendly way to get to Downtown Boston is to take “The T”. The Silver Line SL1 bus is completely free if you’re arriving in Boston, and will take you from Boston Airport Terminal to South Station in Downtown Boston. There are also free Massport shuttle commuter ferries from Logan airport dock to Boston, Hingham or Hull.
Where to stay in Boston
Being a major US city, Boston has no shortage of luxury and boutique hotels. Here you’ll find big brand names such as Taj hotels, Hyatt Regency and Four Seasons. If you’re looking for something a bit more boutique in style then we’d recommend The Eliot Hotel, which was originally built in 1925 as a home for semiretired Harvard professors. Rooms offer decadent Parisian-style luxury but with a contemporary twist, with all the technologies you’d expect to find in a modern hotel.
Boston Harbor Hotel is a 5-star waterfront hotel on Boston’s historic Rowes Wharf, offering 230 beautifully decorated rooms with lush fabrics, coastal color tones, rich woods and spectacular skyline or harbor views. You’ll also benefit from modern comforts such as smart TVs, in-room tablets and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Things to do in Boston
Boston has a rich history since it is one of the first places that was settled when immigrants arrived off the boat in the USA. It’s the oldest city in America, with cobbled streets and plenty of historic landmarks to discover. Follow The Freedom Trail through the city and you’ll stumble across 16 historically significant sites, including the first public school in America and sites that were linked to the fight for Independence. Here are some other great things to do on your visit:
Boston Red Sox – If you’ve never seen a baseball game, definitely buy a ticket to see the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Or if you can’t catch a game, you can take a tour around the stadium – tickets are $18. Built in 1912, this stadium has seen many incredible sporting moments. On the tour you’ll visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking leftfield.
Sam Adams Brewery – Love beer? Sam Adams is a popular local brewery and you can find their beer all over the city. From Monday-Saturday you can pop over to the brewery for free tastings and tours. Tours start every half hour between 10am and 3pm.
Visit Harvard University – Harvard is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the USA. It’s interesting to take a free tour around the grounds and buildings to learn more about its history. Afterwards grab a coffee and take a walk around Harvard Square, which is a people-watchers paradise.
Like New York, Boston is 5 hours behind the UK. The best time to visit is from June to October when the weather is warmer, like British summertime. This is the most popular time to visit meaning you’ll run into lots of tourists, but the sunny weather and sidewalk cafes make it all worth it. Winter can get incredibly cold, so make sure you pack your gloves and a heavy coat.