If you can afford one of the most expensive private jets in the world mentioned in this article – money is not an issue for you. But if you can’t – there is always the option to book a private jet and feel like a billionaire for a day.
The most expensive jets are reserved for the richest people in the world and they offer the ultimate luxury.
Many of these jets are equipped with private offices, full-size bedrooms, children’s playrooms, spa places, concert halls, and many more luxury details.
Let’s have a look at some of the most expensive private jets in the world, and what makes them so special.
This list is created using publically available data; we can assume that there are more extravagant and luxurious private jets their owners wish to keep private.
Top 10 most expensive private jets in the world
- Air Force One – $660 million
- Airbus A380 – $600 million
- Airbus A340-300 – $500 million
- Boeing 747-8 VIP – $367 million
- Airbus ACJ350 Custom – $366 million
- Boeing 787-8 BBJ – $324.6 million
- Boeing 747-430 – $220 million
- Gulfstream III – $125 million
- Airbus ACJ319NEO – $101.5 million
- Boeing 757 – $100 million
Keep on reading to find out what makes these planes so expensive and exclusive.
1. The most expensive jet: Air Force One – $660million
It’s no surprise that one of the most well-known jets on the planet is also the most expensive private jet. This is Air Force One – a highly customized Boeing 747-200B that comes with a price of $660 million.
Air Force One is the symbol of the American presidency recognized all over the world.
It comes with:
- a fully equipped medical quarter (with an operating room included) and a medical team with a doctor is always on board
- a conference room
- two kitchens
- multiple sleeping quarters.
This is all spread out over three decks and 4000 square feet.
Moreover, Air Force One is both physically and electronically hardened to protect the jet from an electromagnetic pulse. On top of this, it can be refueled mid-air and is always followed by two fighter jets.
While it’s the most expensive aircraft it’s also the most exclusive, and money alone won’t get you a visitation on this plane!
2. The most expensive private jet ever made: Airbus A380 $600million
The most expensive private jet ever made was a modified Airbus A380 for Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal al-Saud.
Though the exact price is unknown, its cost is estimated at around $600 million. Interestingly enough, he sold it before even taking delivery, to an unnamed billionaire.
According to Jet Base, the Airbus A380 was initially purchased for $400 million but an extra $200 million was invested in redecoration and vast rebuilding of the jet.
The interior was designed by the famous interior designer Edèse Doret, and he designed it according to the wishes of the prince.
The final design was a jet of three floors with glass-made elevators to make the floor transfers easier. The jet also has a Turkish bath with gold-plated finishes, a built-in garage where the prince can park his diamond-encrusted Rolls Royce, and a prayer room where the mats automatically rotate to face Mecca.
3. The third most expensive private jet: Airbus A340-300 – 350-$500 million
The third most expensive private jet belongs to none other than Russia’s richest man Alisher Usmanov.
Though he originally paid $238 million for the plane, he spared no expense in making it his own.
Unfortunately, the details of the plane are kept highly secret, but alongside what must be a lavish interior there’s reportedly a nightclub too!
4. One of the biggest private jets: Boeing 747-8 VIP – $367 million
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is aptly nicknamed the Dreamliner. The model in question has nearly 5000 square feet of usable space.
This jet has an unknown VIP private owner, who has equipped it with a stateroom, dining room, lounges, and even an office zone.
Despite its price tag, this Boeing jet is very minimalistic in design and its master bedroom puts many five-star hotels to shame.
5. The world’s most modern VIP widebody: Airbus ACJ350 – $326 million
The Airbus ACJ350 costs $326 million USD for the aircraft alone. The custom interior, designed by Lufthansa Technik, is extra and may hit up to an additional $500 million. This aircraft feels like a second home in the skies, where travelers can enjoy:
- a spa onboard
- private offices
- full-size bedrooms
- children’s playrooms.
As it is outlined on the Airbus website, these aircrafts offer the equivalent of several houses of floor space. Also, it has up to eight temperature zones & a hospital-grade filtration system.
The front of the cabin is devoted to family space, with a VIP bath and bedroom, plus a lounge area and an office. In the midsection, a guest lounge provides relaxation and comfort. A formal dining area seats eight, and a full galley supports a range of luxury meals. Four private guest rooms share two baths.
6. The most expensive business jet: Boeing 787-8 BBJ – $324.6 million
The Boing 787-8 retails for approximately $225 million. However, after spending an additional $100 million, China’s HNA Group’s private jet has been aptly named the Boeing BBJ – Boeing Business Jet.
The plane comfortably seats 40 people over 2400 square feet. As expected, there are multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and even heated marble flooring.
7. One more royal private jet: Boeing 747-430 – $220 million
The Sultan of Brunei is well known for having a collection of expensive things. Therefore, having a private jet with a $220 million price tag isn’t something of a surprise.
Like with many other planes on this list, the plane itself costs a mere $100 million, and then the Sultan spent around the same amount customizing it.
As you’d expect, inside it’s brimming with gold, fine woods, and the comfiest leather seats you can find. When even the toilet handle is made of gold it’s not hard to spend so much on customizing your plane.
That’s what we call a royal flush.
8. Another costly private jet: Gulfstream III – $125 million
A typical Gulfstream III would set you back in the region of $75 million, which would make it too low-cost for this list. However, like any person with the means, media mogul Tyler Perry invested a whopping $50 million to make his jet really stand out.
As expected, theirs a huge cinema room, a dining area, a lounge, a VIP bedroom, and a bathroom.
And to really make it pop, he filled it with some expensive antique objects and paintings for good measure. This Gulfstream III might not be the biggest but it sure is classy.
9. Italian style luxury jet: Airbus ACJ319NEO – $101.5 million
The Airbus ACJ319NEO costs $101.5 million without any customization.
As you can see in the photo, one of the key features of the cabin is its sky ceiling, which can bring a live view of the sky when you are flying – or it can display other images.
Airbus proudly emphasizes that their jets already have the widest and tallest business jet cabins, but this one is built for an even bigger passenger-pleasing experience.
10. The personal jet of former President Trump: Boeing 757 – $100 million
Former President Donald Trump has a personal Boeing 757 that costs around $100 million.
According to Simple Flying, the Airbus was in the air again after some time on the ground. Thanks to its two Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan engines it can travel at over 500 miles per hour for nearly 16 hours.
Like many planes on this list, it has private bedrooms, a cinema room, and of course a dining room. While it’s not much compared to Air Force One, you definitely wouldn’t complain if you got to fly on it.
More expensive, but more “affordable” jets
In short, those are the most expensive private jets that money could buy you. If that’s not enough and you’re looking for something more affordable, then here are some alternative options:
- Gulfstream G700 – $75 million
- Bombardier Global 7000 – $73 million
- Gulfstream G650ER $71.5 million
- Bombardier Global 8000 – $66 million
- Embraer Linage 1000e – $53 million
- Bombardier Global Express $47.7 million
- Gulfstream G500 – $44 million
- Gulfstream IV – $38 million
- Embraer Praetor 600 – $20 million
What’s the most expensive airplane?
The most expensive plane in the world is the B-2 Spirit. Depending on who you ask, it costs between $700 million and $2 billion. Of course, you’ll never be able to buy but they are a beautiful plane to behold.
These luxurious private jets are absolutely beautiful and we’d love to have the opportunity to fly on any one of them.
Unfortunately, for most of us, that’s going to be impossible. However, we can help you charter a plane in a similar class, and you’ll definitely fly in style.
At the end of the day, flying in a rented private jet instead of a commercial airline has many benefits. It’s a hassle-free option where you don’t have to worry about costs connected with owning and maintaining a private jet.
You can book a jet today. Just reach out and we will find a private jet for business or for leisure purposes, at operators’ prices.