From its charming cobblestone streets to its many museums and universities, Boston is one of the most storied cities in the U.S. What makes visiting Boston even better, though, is that round-trip flights to the city are starting at $98.
Multiple airlines are offering cheap flights to Boston from many cities across the country. Travel dates are from November through February, some of Boston’s chillier months. However, if you plan to go closer to the holidays, you can experience the winter markets and go ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond.
The low prices will likely only last for the next two to three days, so we recommend booking your flights soon.
Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines.
Routes: 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 through Google Flights, 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.
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Many of the routes featured in this deal are primarily from the South and the West Coast, but there is some availability in some Midwestern cities like Chicago, Cleveland and Cincinnati. In particular, Cleveland and Cincinnati both have flights to Boston at $98 — some of the lowest prices featured in this bundle of flights.
Here are some highlights:
- JetBlue: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting at $98.
- United: Dulles International Airport (IAD) to BOS, starting at $98.
- American, JetBlue and United: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to BOS, starting at $118.
- JetBlue: Nashville International Airport (BNA) to BOS, starting at $123.
- JetBlue: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to BOS, starting at $138.
- JetBlue: Orlando International Airport (MCO) to BOS, starting at $158.
- United: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to BOS, starting at $198.
We suggest searching through Google Flights to find your ideal dates, and then booking directly on the airline’s website since 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 at $118.
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As for returning flights, JetBlue shows three flights for $98 from Boston.
A round-trip flight from Baltimore to Boston for under $100 is ranked as low, according to Google Flights. The lowest possible fares to Boston typically range from $190 to $375.
The fares featured in this bargain offer only apply to basic economy. For JetBlue, Blue Basic does not allow passengers to bring a carry-on or make changes to their flights for free.
Even though basic economy is restrictive, it can be a good option for short flights — Baltimore to Boston and vice versa is an approximately 90-minute flight.
Since Blue Basic does not include checked baggage, you can pay an additional $30 to check your luggage one-way ($60 in total for a round-trip flight).
Seat selection prices range from $4 to $39, with the more expensive seats providing more legroom. The cheapest seats are the middle ones located toward the back of the aircraft.
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From museums to parks, Boston has so much to do that you likely won’t get bored, and you can visit one of the country’s most historic cities at a significant discount.
Even though the travel dates in this deal fall during some of Boston’s coldest months, hotels are generally more affordable. Also, if you’re visiting the city closer to Christmas, you can see it lit up in holiday decorations.