Boston Logan Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Boston Logan Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    BOS Logan TSA Wait Times 3rd Best Airport

    Wondering what Boston Logan airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place!  According to a recent Upgraded Points article, the average Boston Logan security wait time is 10.6 minutes. The best Boston Logan airport security wait times occur on Thursdays’ from 10-11pm.  The worst Boston Logan security lines are on Fridays’ at 5-6pm, where you could wait up to 45 minutes. While Massport strives to keep Boston Logan wait times less than 15 minutes, be sure to check with your airline for their own rules and recommendations for your specific flight time in BOS airport. 

    CLEAR BOS Expedited Security

    BOS features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in BOS Logan airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located at Terminal A. 

    In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at BOS. 

    Boston Logan Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of Boston Logan delays by checking BOS Arrival Delays, BOS Departure Delays, or use iFly's BOS Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of BOS Logan airport delays will help with stress-free travel.  

    Logan Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    There are a total of 5 security checkpoints at Boston Logan Airport (BOS).  CLEAR is now available in Terminal A. Unlike some airports where you can go through any checkpoint and get to your gate, the BOS layout dictates that you need to use the checkpoint corresponding to your departure gate. 

    BOS TSA Terminal A Checkpoint
    Gates: A1-A22
    Type:  All passengers and TSA Pre
    Hours: Opens approx. 2 hours before earliest flight 
    CLEAR Hours: Daily,  3:30 AM to 8:30 PM
    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 3:30 AM to 8:30 PM

    BOS TSA Terminal B - South Checkpoint
    Gates: B4-B19
    Type:  All passengers and TSA Pre
    Hours: Opens approx. 2 hours before earliest flight

    BOS TSA Terminal B - North Checkpoint
    Gates: B20-B36
    Type:  All passengers and TSA Pre
    Hours: Opens approx. 2 hours before earliest flight

    BOS TSA Terminal C Checkpoint
    Gates: C1-C36
    Type:  All passengers and TSA Pre
    Hours: Opens approx. 2 hours before earliest flight

    BOS TSA Terminal E Checkpoint (International Terminal) 
    Gates: E1-E12
    Type:  All passengers and TSA Pre
    Hours: Opens approx. 2 hours before earliest flight

    TSA PreCheck at Boston Logan Airport

    BOS TSA Pre Lanes can be found at all security checkpoints. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling. 

    BOS TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next BOS flight - there’s an enrollment center in the Boston Logan Terminal A (baggage claim near carousel #1). According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 8:30 AM - 11:30AM and 12:00PM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. 

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at BOS, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website

    About BOS Security Wait Times 

    Security wait times at Boston Logan BOS Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    BOS TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Boston Logan BOS Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at BOS. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.