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Travel time from Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts)



Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Lowell (Massachusetts), 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.


Thursday, 8:02 am:  start in Worcester
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:00 am at the latest

10:05 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 11:30 am

10:35 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

11:35 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

12:05 pm:  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

12:20 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 14 minutes

12:44 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:01 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BOS
fly for about 1 hour in the air

2:07 pm:  Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI)
Baltimore, MD is the same time as Boston, MA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

2:12 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

3:00 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 48 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:15 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:25 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

3:29 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:40 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from LGA
fly for about 59 minutes in the air

4:39 pm (local time):  Manchester-Boston Regional (MHT)
Lowell (Massachusetts) is the same time as Worcester
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

4:44 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at MHT
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 1 hour to your destination

5:48 pm (local time):  arrive in Lowell (Massachusetts)

Total travel time: 10 hours




Flying non-stop from Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts)

How far is Lowell (Massachusetts) from Worcester? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 36 miles or 57 km

Flight time: 34 minutes

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 9 hours, 46 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 17.1x faster, and saves you about 9 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.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Lowell (Massachusetts)

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from BOS to BWI, and connecting flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from BWI to MHT, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.




Alternate flights from Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts)

The most common route is BOS to BWI, then connecting to MHT, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. BOS to BWI to MHT
    Logan International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Manchester-Boston Regional
  2. BOS to MCO to MHT
    Logan International to Orlando International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  3. BOS to ORD to MHT
    Logan International to Chicago O'Hare International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  4. BOS to ATL to MHT
    Logan International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  5. BOS to EWR to MHT
    Logan International to Newark Liberty International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  6. BOS to DTW to MHT
    Logan International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Manchester-Boston Regional
  7. BOS to TPA to MHT
    Logan International to Tampa International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  8. ORH to MCO to MHT
    Worcester Regional to Orlando International to Manchester-Boston Regional
  9. BOS to MDW to MHT
    Logan International to Chicago Midway International to Manchester-Boston Regional




Airlines that fly to Lowell (Massachusetts)

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. for your main flight, and Southwest Airlines Co. for your connecting 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  2. JetBlue Airways (B6)
  3. Spirit Air Lines (NK)




Plan a trip to Lowell (Massachusetts)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Lowell, Massachusetts. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Lowell (Massachusetts). A great place to eat might be Sarma Restaurant. Click the button below to explore Lowell (Massachusetts) 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 Lowell (Massachusetts) to Worcester, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Worcester to Lowell (Massachusetts)?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 36 miles
flight time of 34 minutes
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Lowell (Massachusetts) Airports
  1. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
  2. Boston Logan International Airport
  3. Worcester Regional Airport
  4. Portsmouth International Airport at Pease



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