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Travel time from Boston to Portsmouth

Boston to Portsmouth airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Boston to Portsmouth? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Portsmouth, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 7:28 am:  start in Boston
drive for about 7 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:30 am at the latest

7:35 am:  Logan International (BOS)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:00 am

8:05 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:05 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

9:35 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

9:50 am:  board Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:00 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:15 am:  wheels up! take-off from BOS
fly for about 6.5 hours in the air

9:44 pm (local time):  London Gatwick (LGW)
Portsmouth is 5 hours ahead of Boston
so the time in Boston is actually 4:44 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:59 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at LGW
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 2.5 hours to your destination

Wednesday, 12:22 am (local time):  arrive in Portsmouth

Total travel time: 12 hours

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Flying non-stop from Boston to Portsmouth

How far is Portsmouth from Boston? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 3,257 miles or 5241 km

Flight time: 7 hours, 1 minute

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 11 hours, 54 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.7x faster, and saves you about 5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Portsmouth Airports
  1. Southampton Airport

Airlines that fly to Portsmouth

We picked Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (DY)
  2. Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS)
  3. British Airways Plc (BA)

Plan a trip to Portsmouth

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Portsmouth. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Southampton. Click the button below to explore Portsmouth in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Portsmouth to Boston, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Boston, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Boston!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 3,257 miles
flight time of 7 hours, 1 minute
Portsmouth is 5 hours ahead of Boston
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9 Portsmouth travel answers

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