Flights to Boston

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Best student & youth fares right now to Boston

With our discount student and youth fares to Boston, it’s the ideal place to start your American adventure. Prices are updated daily, so check back often to see what deals we’re running!

Student flights from Australia to Boston

Boston is an iconic American city that certainly deserves a place on your USA bucket list. From centuries of history as one of the oldest cities in the US to modern museums and events, Boston has something for everyone. You can take walking tours of the city along the Freedom Trail or enjoy a picnic in the famous Boston Public Gardens. Looking for more nature? Head to the Boston Harbour Islands for a day-trip. If you’re visiting during winter, head indoors to the Museum of Fine Arts or shopping at the Prudential Tower or on Newbury Street for warmer activities. No matter when you visit, you’ll never be bored.

For more info on the best time to visit Boston, when to book your flights to the US and more, just scroll down.

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What are the main Boston airports, and how do I get from them to central Boston?

There’s just one main international airport, the Boston-Logan International Airport. It’s about 8 km from the city, but it’s quite easy to get downtown from the airport. Actually, you can ride the subway for free from the airport! Follow signs out of the airport to the “Silver Line 1” bus queues and take them to South Station. From there, you can head out to explore the city or transfer to another line.

Uber and Lyft are quite common in Boston too if you need a quick ride.

How to fly from Australia to Boston

Although Boston is on the opposite side of the globe, flights to Boston don’t have to break the bank. Fly out of Sydney or Melbourne for the most options, although of course you can find flights to Boston from any major airport in Australia.

Popular airlines for flying from Australia to Boston include Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand and United, though there’s plenty more options so you can easily choose your favorite airline.

Keep scrolling for more details on flying to Boston from Australia.

Cheap flights to Boston
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

21 hours

Number of daily flights

About 12 daily (with only one stop)

Cheap flights to Boston
from Melbourne / MEL

Average flight duration

22+ hours

Number of daily flights

About 6 daily (with only one stop).

Cheap flights to Boston
from Brisbane / BNE

Average flight duration

23+, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

About 5 daily (with only one stop)

Cheap flights to Boston
from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

28+, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

About 3 daily (with only one stop)

When is the best time to fly to Boston?

The best time to visit Boston is between May and October. These months offer plenty of sunshine and warm weather, along with loads of outdoor events and markets, nightlife and activities all over the city. October brings autumn weather to most of the region, which means stunning foliage, cooler weather and all things pumpkin spice and apple pie.

Boston is quite cold and snowy during the winter months, so unless you’re looking for some skiing, it’s probably best to avoid this season. Keep in mind that July 4th and New Years are big celebrations for the city and things will be crowded during these holidays.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Boston?

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Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.

Why do Australian students love visiting Boston?

Australian students love visiting Boston because it’s an energetic and youthful city with a distinctly American vibe. From local events to a hopping nightlife, there’s plenty to do and explore. It’s also close to other major American cities like New York and Philadelphia.

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Boston universities and campuses

Boston is home to over 50 universities, meaning it’s an amazing place to study in the US. There’s incredible academics and renowned universities in Boston, from Harvard and MIT to the likes of places like Northeastern, Emerson and Boston University. With so many unis to pick from, you’ve got a great chance of finding one that has some classes in your field of study and heaps of study abroad programmes. Boston also has a large student (and international student) population too.

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Boston lifestyle and culture

Like many major cities, Boston has a fast-paced vibe, making it a super fun place to visit and explore. While some may say Bostonians are rude, many are actually quite friendly: unless you’re driving, in which case, prepare to get honked at! In any other case, you’ll find loads of locals enjoying outdoor events, kayaking on the river, hanging out at rooftop bars and more, particularly during the summer weather.

boston on a student budget

Exploring Boston on a student budget

Although it’s a bit of an expensive city to live in, Boston can easily be explored on a student budget. There’s lots of free and cheap activities, from free summer concerts at the Hatch Shell to exploring major landmarks downtown or riding bikes along the Charles River. Faneuil Hall and Boston Public Market are good places to pop into for a quick (and cheap) bite to eat. And the compact city makes it easy to explore on foot—no need to rent a car!

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Boston

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