Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Philadelphia to Boston
American Airlines, Qatar Airways and JetBlue have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Philadelphia to Boston. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 19m, covering a distance of 279 miles.
There are 352 (nonstop) flights between Philadelphia and Boston per week, averaging 50 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($31) and Delta ($67), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($70) and Multiple Airlines ($105).
American Airlines (16 times daily), Qatar Airways (8 times daily), Icelandair (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Philadelphia to Boston, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Boston back to Philadelphia , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Philadelphia you will be using Philadelphia, often referred to as Philadelphia Airport. You will be landing at Boston Logan Intl, also known as Boston Airport.
If you choose to fly with American Airlines, head over to Terminal A-West, A-East, B, or C. JetBlue, Spirit, and Southwest Airlines are in Terminal E, while United and Delta Air Lines is in Terminal D.
American Airlines would be a good choice if you have limited time as its features non-stop flights to Boston. Additionally, they have a special assistant coordinators program for travelers with disabilities. The team is dedicated to calling passengers who make assistance requests. They provide additional information or answer any questions the passengers may have.
All areas of Philadelphia Airport are accessible, from the parking lot to the terminals and washrooms. The airport also features an AIRA program for low-vision or blind travelers and the Hidden Disability Sunflower Lanyard for any support.
Once you land at Boston Airport, you'll go outside the terminals where you find Bus SL1 from Silver Line. It'll charge you approximately $2 and will take around 20min to Boston city center. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, also outside the terminals, if you're in a hurry, and the trip will take about 10 minutes.
The Boston Logan car rental facility is situated outside the airport. However, complimentary shuttles outside the terminals will take you directly to the facility on 15 Transport Way. Some of the rental agencies you can rent a car from including National, Payless, Budget, Avis, and Thrifty. You can make the process seamless by comparing cars and reserving your car of choice through KAYAK before you travel.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat was comfy, crew had personality. We got home quicker than expected, which was nice."
Cons: "Plane was smaller than I thought it would be, the entertainment screen was a bit lacking. We landed too soon and had to hang out on the runway for a while, which wasn’t ideal."
Pros: "Staff was amazing, and the movie selections are always good"
Pros: "Great crew, fast, easy, no turbulence"
Cons: "Great! No improvements."
Pros: "That was great and amazing"
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "Seats comfortable and good leg room."
Cons: "Movies weren't available and TV was limited because flight was short."
Cons: "Flight left 54 minutes late."
Pros: "The plane was super empty so everyone had their own row to themselves"
Cons: "Freezing cold"
Pros: "Crew was beautiful"
Pros: "The boarding staff at the gate were great, the guy was hilarious as he convinced us to volunteer check our bags. The in flight wifi actually worked which was amazing. I have trouble with that on other airlines."
Cons: "The in flight tv's are old but not a big deal on such a small flight."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed due to weather. Every effort was made and ultimately the wait was minimal as compared to the original estimate. The attendant at gate 4e was so courteous and kept us constantly informed. Staff are always courteous, friendly and work very hard to help. Jet Blue is definitely my preference when flying."
Cons: "The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time."
Pros: "Loved it."
Cons: "got to airport and had to pay additional 100.00 because of unaccompanied minor. would have liked to know that at booking. not at airport."
Pros: "Philly TSA and airport crew rose herd, keeping people moving and shorter wait times.. my hats off.."
Pros: "Pilot’s smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The weather haha."
Pros: "Nice trip affordable price"
Cons: "It really comfy and safe"
Pros: "I am disabled n the flight attendant was outstanding in helping me on n off the plane."
Cons: "have hearing aids and could not figureout how to turn on CC"
Pros: "An overall very pleasant flight with great snack and beverage choices!"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Boarded in group "D" all overhead compartments were stuffed!"
Cons: "Poor service"
Cons: "On past PHL to BOS flights beverage options were limited but there were a few choices. Today, only water was offered. Also, the new service cart wasn’t used"
Pros: "Good coffee friendly attendants."
Pros: "Arrived on time, free snack"
Pros: "Very efficient. Only 30 minutes late despite severe snow storm day before. Free water and Terra Chips were nice. Lots of leg room."
Pros: "Crew and comfort of flight was oustanding."
Cons: "The ground crew was definitely not paying attention and didn't position the flightway correctly which signfiicantly delayed getting folks off the flight and us on. This is incompetence."
Cons: "The airline could sent delay notification sooner than they did."
Pros: "Polite and attentive service Early arrival Thanks"
Cons: "Late departure, no overhead bin space available"
Pros: "slept right through it"
Cons: "Clean flight. Easy"
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time. Enough space in the overhead bins for all passengers' luggage."
Pros: "I had my own row."
Pros: "Overall efficiency of the trip was very good."
Cons: "Audio in seat was poor. Lots of static and could not hear show."
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable no earphones"
Cons: "Having to pay for bag."
Pros: "Flight late. No food or entertainment"
Pros: "We arrived safely!"
Cons: "Seems like no AC. Small screens and super poor quality. Disappointing."
Pros: "great cookies and crew."
Pros: "Big seats Lots of leg room Dunkin Donuts served on early flight Cable TV Free WiFi Snacks and drinks complimentary"
Cons: "Staff was alright but not midblowingly awesome, they did their job and did it correctly. I guess I was maybe expecting the staff to blow me away like the rest of the experience did. That said they were real and friendly, so I can't complain at all."
Cons: "Two delays on the flight because of missing crew, only negative part of the trip."
Pros: "The crew was definitely attentive and despite the choppy air they informed passengers of what was going on."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and the crew seemed to feel like that needed to make up that time. I would rather be safe than arrive on time."
Pros: "The boarding process excellent. The plane was clean and departed from the gate on time. PHL security was slow to get through but once on the other side things went quickly."
Cons: "My main issue was the lack of snacks that were applicable to flying in the morning. This was a 8AM flight so cheese snacks, cookies, or peanuts aren't really a breakfast food. Thankfully they had coffee for drinking."
Pros: "Nice crew and clean plane."
Cons: "3.5 hour delay"
Pros: "Pretty straight forward. Clean. Efficient."
Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."
Pros: "The food and drinks were so lovely, it felt like I was in first class rather than the cheapest economy seat. Great entertainment selection and comfortable seat that let me sleep well."
Cons: "Proper communication"
Pros: "Service was great."
Cons: "It was a shortest duration flight of the three so I couldn’t point out here what was lacking. Thank you!"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Landed early."
Cons: "Wifi didn't work"
Pros: "Food, timeliness, comfort"
Cons: "Not sure"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "The temperature, it was kind of hot."
Cons: "Safe and happy travel!"
Pros: "Delta, as always, comes through! Although my original flight was delayed, Delta provided the option to rebook on another DL flight at no additional cost. They made it super easy! As always, the crew was friendly, helpful and professional! Thanks!"
Pros: "Good communication about weather and delay"
Cons: "No delay. Consider dropping the $75 standby fee."
Pros: "Not much I liked"
Cons: "The crew were the worst Delta crew I’ve ever had. Sat 1st class and waited 1 hour from sitting in my seat untill I was offered a beverage. Asked for a snack and was told to wait until the basket was brought around, 20 minutes later. Asked for coffee, it was terrible and served with attitude."
Cons: "WiFi didn't work"
Pros: "small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "respectful size seat"
Cons: "No video screen"
Pros: "Convenience. Smooth ride. On time. Great staff."
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Pros: "This was my daughter’s first solo travel home from college. She said the staff was helpful and kind. She loved that the flight was not over crowded. It was a smooth flight."
Cons: "Only negative thing she could say was her flight was delayed an hour. But that isn’t terrible considering all the holiday travelers."
Cons: "Wheelchair shortage on arrival, although I had one reserved. Waited for a while then walked. Not ideal. Very long wait for bus to rental car center."
Pros: "Not comfortable and not helpful"
Cons: "Some rude staffs , not helpful"
Pros: "On time and helpful staff."
Cons: "Very cramped seating."
Pros: "Good customer service in person"
Pros: "Everything was really great"
Cons: "I can’t no say anything bad"
Cons: "Really rough landing"
Pros: "I am always impressed by the Delta staff. Top notch."
Cons: "The entertainment screens have an (older) head phone jack that many people do not have. The headphones available for purchase by the airline are of very poor quality. I also am surprised that airlines (not just Delta) continue to provide such low quality food options on flights. I think consumers would pay more for better options."
Pros: "Did not wait for luggage."
Cons: "Food was marginal. Equipment had low ceiling under carry on shelf. No entertainment."
Pros: "The staff"
Pros: "The TV selections"
Cons: "Change d for WiFi. Cheap"
Pros: "As usual, Delta staff and crew did their best to make the flight quite enjoyable and smooth."
Pros: "Clean and good size sears"
Cons: "Slow boarding, crew tires and it showed, pretzels no nuts,"
Pros: "Efficient hop to Boston"
Pros: "Modern plane from ATL to BOS. On board games were a fun distraction."
Pros: "Free entertainment and free food was unexpected and very welcomed, especially given the trend of charging for more and more features."
Pros: "They did eventually put out some small snacks and drinks (water and regular coke)."
Cons: "Small regional plane that was over 3 hours late in departing NY because of weather issues much earlier in the day. Delta did not permit any re-bookings to other delayed flights that were leaving in the intervening period, even though there were empty seats. Very frustrating."
Pros: "Very professionals"
Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The wifi didn't work at all, the entertainment system wasn't working until they did a reboot during the flight"
Pros: "I'm surprise that Delta airline serves free dinner for domestic flight, which is definitely a compliment. I would travel with Delta airline again"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "No tvs."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Good selection of movies available, but right half of touch screen was broken..."
Cons: "Flight departure was delayed almost 30 minutes for "baggage," but Delta still managed to leave many passengers' luggage in Amsterdam. Desk agent guaranteed baggage delivery within 24 hours. 4 days and 3 airports later, my bag reached my hotel. Fly Air France instead. The food is better and they won't lose your luggage."
Cons: "Family of 6 with 3 minors. Could not sit any of us together."
Pros: "I had a great seat"
Cons: "Attention to detail by the gate attendant who totally missed that I was boarding the wrong flight"
Cons: "How come I always have a beautiful and talented flight attendant? She was perfect!"
Pros: "Typical AA flight cramped in economy on a 737. Forever to store luggage."
Cons: "More organized boarding."
Cons: "Being sit at the plane for two hours and then having to deplane and board again plus further delays on the 44 minute fly to Boston made it feel eternal"
Cons: "Everyone was very rude and would not answer questions and flight very delayed. No bad weather conditions"
Cons: "Equipment delay"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "Delays sucked."
Cons: "Tiny seats..."
Pros: "Great short flight"
Pros: "Was departed earlier because we were all on board early"
Pros: "Orderly boarding and on time."
Cons: "Nothing, all was great."
Cons: "Beat up baggage"
Pros: "New gates at Philadelphia are beautiful but are hard to get in and out of and the design almost forces people into the hallway which clogs up pedestrian traffic down the corridor"
Cons: "There were no announcements at the gate. So it was very disorganized and people were frustrated I had purchased some fried breakfast rice at the gate and it came in a bag. The woman at the gat told me I had too many bags. It’s not a bag lady. It’s fried rice. She was not friendly. At least smile when you tell me to combine my takeout bag and my very small cross-body bag that is barely big enough to hold my Iphone. Most of the announcements in flight were muffled and hard to hear. The safety speech was really quite terrible. I think someone was torturing her to do it. It was really quite painful to listen to....."
Cons: "We were told that our flight could not leave due to the absence of the pilot who was flying in from Detroit. Not sure why there was not a pilot available when there was a plane available."
Cons: "the payment didn't work but I got no notification. When I got to the airport I couldn't check in. It took a lot of time with more fee to figured it out. A terrible experience"
Pros: "No problems. Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Took 35 min to move from the gate with everyone buckled in."
Pros: "Things went very smoothly."
Cons: "Long layover"
Pros: "The crew was very kind."
Cons: "There was an issue where someone had boarded and somehow taken my seat. I was asked to wait until the very end and then allowed in my seat once the passenger in my designated seat was asked to deboard the plane. I don't know how that could have happened."
Cons: "Nothing. It was cancelled with little to none explanation"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"
Pros: "Or some attitude re-adjustment. I usually observe rude passengers acting the way some of the stewards were acting."
Cons: "Rude staff"
Cons: "Waited on runway for 45 minutes without any announcement as to why. On plane seat in front of me was defective leading to passenger reclining well into my lap."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Seat space is bad. Food is all for a fee."
Cons: "It was advertised that one can see entertainment through WIFi, but from my iPad, i can't connect to this WiFi. I tried several times until I just gave up."
Cons: "No food, no entertainment, no room for luggage, no good."
Pros: "There was an extra seat and they allowed me to move there. Superb entertainment!!"
Cons: "They guy behind me kept kicking my chair"
Cons: "They broke a wheel on my luggage."
Cons: "Delay due to mechanical glitch which should have been checked before boarding"
Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."
Pros: "All is well."
Cons: "No worthwhile complaints."
Pros: "It was just great"
Pros: "On time arrival"
Pros: "Overall easy navigation."
Cons: "More signs for terminal to terminal navigation."
Pros: "What I absolutely adored is that I left my phone in Philly, and the gate agents put it on the next flight up to Boston. I picked it up from American Luggage Services in Boston the next day. Priceless!"
Cons: "not enough space for legs, no food, flight attendants not especially nice, a long delay, ..."
Pros: "Clean equipment and good food"
Pros: "Good food & movies."
Pros: "The Spanish staff were nice."
Cons: "Air plain was old."
Pros: "Everything was fine except..."
Cons: "Kosher meals were so so."
Cons: "The video screens weren't very good. You had to tap screen multiple times to select a choice."
Pros: "Comfortable flight. Streamlined boarding process"
Cons: "Outbound flight was delayed by 2 hours because the flight crew that was supposed to fly our flight was delayed relying out of some other airport. Had to get a rental car and ended up reaching my friends place really late. And had an interview early next morning. Not ideal at all."
Cons: "Had to book a flight to Providence and then rent a car to drive to Boston since there were no other available flights to Boston today."
Pros: "Why did they have everyone board and then decide we needed to wait? Uncomfortable and frustrating."
Cons: "Why did they have everyone board and then decide we needed to wait? Uncomfortable and frustrating."
Cons: "Previous flight was cancelled so I never made this one."
Pros: "I liked when we finally got seated and the captain gave us an update as to travel timelines."
Cons: "The boarding took an hour longer than expected and nobody was alerted because of the delays. There was only one crew member at the gate checking in all the people. There was no in flight drinks or snacks. The flight staff was curt."
Pros: "It got me on the way"
Cons: "An outlet and letting me get into Canada"
Cons: "I was charge $24.00 for internet and it was too slow. No meals to purchase"
Cons: "The plane was extremely full. No chance of social distancing."
Pros: "The text messages from United"
Cons: "Significant delay-no weather issues, didn't make sense."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Minimal turbulence"
Cons: "It appears united is unable to fly their planes on times, in particular on the East Coast. We were delayed by 90min on each legs"
Cons: "4 hrs late departure - missed my appointment"
Pros: "Crew help and service"
Cons: "Lending was bumpy. , Internet was not Working and no entertainment chenal as well"
Pros: "Well organized."
Cons: "Flight was full to capacity"
Cons: "Because of missed connection I had to go from Dulles to Reagan airport"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Too much confusion on seating...people were moved because of double seating then I was asked to move I seat back. I only agreed so the parent could sit with his two children"
Pros: "Boarding process did not take long"
Cons: "Rough landing"
Cons: "Snack was terrible"
Pros: "It was great arriving 20 min early, but no wifi!"
Pros: "The check in was great. The staff was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was very small and hot. There was no space for even my legs."
Pros: "It had movie screens quite old but better than none"
Cons: "Just give free wi fi already"
Pros: "I was wirried about making the connection. Enddd up with an hour which was ample."
Pros: "service on time"
Cons: "snacks very little amounr"
Cons: "We were told there wasn't anymore space for carry ons so I had to check my bag. I got on the plane and there was plenty of space for bags. There needs to be better more efficient communication about baggage space."
Pros: "Departed on time, arrived 1/2 an hour earlier than anticipated."
Pros: "Well organized"
Cons: "No free wifi :("
Pros: "Roomier comfortable seating."
Cons: "Paying for luggage and food"
Pros: "At least there was room to sprawl out and rest."
Cons: "We boarded our plane and during preflight check on the runway the captain learned there was mechanical error (in the right engine fuel something). The issue could not be solved and we had to change planes. On the second plane, the captain shared with travelers that "and two loose wires were found, so it's good we caught that and changed planes". What the heck? Shouldn't basic functions be checked before a plane is boarded? What was supposed to be a 1030 red eye, turned out to be a 1 AM bloodshot eye."
Pros: "Direct tv"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "The lack of breakfast options. Lack of room."
Pros: "Delayed a lot"
Pros: "On-time flights"
Pros: "Missed a whole day with grandchildren"
Pros: "Liked the upgrade to first class"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Great employees!"
Cons: "Where do I start. Let's start with booking and the lack of knowledge, inability to listen and respond in an appropriate manner, and the fact that after I asked to speak to a manager due to the previous issues with the agent, and after being transferred all I needed was some understanding and support due to a family emergency and instead I get a short rude push back and then hung up on by the manager after I expressed my struggle and desperation for help. The lack of empathy and just the overall experience was beyond horrible, and if it wasn't for the desperate situation I was in I would have never used your services."
Pros: "On time bags made connection"
Pros: "The United terminals are amazing. The United planes are not."
Pros: "It was on time and the lights were dimmed so I could sleep better. The staff was also very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Very poor service"
Pros: "The service is not close ro KOREAN AIR ON THE PLANE. The plane is old . The cres is tired.."
Cons: "Very rough landing ."
Pros: "Dependable, fast, clean"
Pros: "Friendly service, nice and comfortable."
Pros: "Uncomfortable seat"
Pros: "Seat excellent"
Cons: "everything ok"
Cons: "Pay for food, no have wifi"
Cons: "No Wifi, no seat reclining, late departure and delays"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic. Did get any food or drink tho. Staff was phenomenal!"
Cons: "Huge delay!!!"
Pros: "Very very inexpensive! And the folks were nice!!"
Cons: "The delay but it wasn't their fault!"
Pros: "No issues. It was comfortable."
Cons: "The airplane"
Cons: "Cleanliness of plane was dissastisfactory."
Cons: "Everything about it"
Cons: "Terrible costumer service"
Cons: "Never again with spirit."
Pros: "Got a free upgrade to first seat. Super comfy!"
Pros: "Cheap and quick"
Cons: "No internet option to my knowledge."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient."
Cons: "The food selections for purchase were poor."
Pros: "I got to Minnesota for cheap"
Cons: "Nothing was unexpected"
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "All of the stupid bahg"
Pros: "good folks wo4rk there, kind and helpful"
Cons: "cost too high for no comfort/frills"
Pros: "Low fares. Great service."
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "Paying my small luggage for 45 dollars"
Pros: "IT WAS FAST TO GET SEATED"
Cons: "There was no leg space at all"
Pros: "I got what I payed for. No complaints."
Pros: "Got to Boston 20 minutes early"
Cons: "Planes are filthy."
Cons: "No compensation, missed first day if trip, no explanation"
Cons: "Tiny tray tables"
Cons: "Very cramped. No reclining. This is the city bus of airlines."
Pros: "staff was pleasant"
Cons: "late ..."
Cons: "I like no frills, but just wanted some frills."
Pros: "I thought it was fantastic all around. Traveling was easy."
Pros: "People were nice."
Cons: "Delayed by 30 min."
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude and unpleasing."
Cons: "Late boarding."
Cons: "Nothing, spirit never more"
Cons: "Horrid delays in both directions. Horrible Service."
Cons: "Hidden added fees"
Cons: "everything was bad"
Cons: "no leg room at all, we got killed with the luggage fees, we thought we were getting a good deal with the airfare until they hit us with over a 150 for luggage, will never use them again"
Cons: "No inflight refreshments nor are they military friendly."
Airlines flying from Philadelphia to Boston have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Philadelphia to Boston
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