Private Jet Charter Cost Estimator

The private jet charter rental cost can vary significantly based on numerous factors we discuss below. However, the global market is huge, and you can easily find an airplane to suit your needs and budget.

Benefits of chartering a Private Jet

Chartering a private jet has countless benefits. The biggest advantage by far is the time savings. When you fly private you miss all the queues and get priority treatment everywhere. On top of this, you’re able to request any amenities that you desire alongside the already lavish experience.

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Types of aircraft for private jet rental

There are four core types of jets that you can hire and use for private air charter. You can see the average hourly cost below, as well as more detailed information further down.

Light Jets $2,000 – $3,500
Midsize Jets $3,000 – $6,000
Large Jets $5,000 – $11,000
VIP Airliners $15,000+


Turboprops are aircraft powered by, usually two turbine propeller engines. They traditionally seat six to eight passengers and have a range of three hours. Since these are simpler than most airplanes they also cost considerably less. As an added bonus, you might even like the look of the aircraft compared to traditional planes.

Very Light Jets, Light Jets, and Super Light Jets

Very Light Jets (VLJs) are ideal for short day trips with minimal passengers and luggage. They are able to fly 3 to 4 passengers for 3 hours. Light Jets and Super Light Jets are very similar and primarily vary in passenger capacity and size.

Midsize Jets, and Super Midsize Jets

Midsize and Super Midsize jets are designed for larger groups of people for medium length journeys. They offer flight for up to 10 passengers and can fly 5 hours nonstop. Some super-midsize jet aircraft have longer ranges.

Large Jets, and Ultra Long Range Jets

As the name implies Large Jets and Ultra Long Range Jets are designed for large range transport of a large group of people. Generally speaking, this is for 10+ people doing transatlantic flights.

VIP Airliners

As the name implies, this is the top of the crop. VIP Airliners can seat anywhere between 16 and 80 passengers anywhere between 3000 and 6000 miles.

Main factors affecting the private jet rental cost

The private jet rental cost can range from $2,000 to $15,000+ per flight hour, depending on the type of jet you hire. But besides that, there are more factors affecting the private jet charter cost:

  • Aircraft type
  • Journey Length
  • Concierge Services
  • Airport Fees
  • Crew Fees
  • Plane Fees

Main factors of private jet charter cost

Determining the cost of a private jet rental is no easy feat. We can divide the main factors that are determining the cost of a private jet into four main categories:

1. Price of a private jet charter flight

Length of the journey

The biggest factor that determines the cost of your flight is the distance between your takeoff and landing point. More specifically, the time it takes to cover it. Whether you’re flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo, San Francisco to Panama, or Las Vegas to Venezuela for the most part it doesn’t matter.

What’s important is flight time. The total billable flight time includes positioning fees, air time, and the minimum standard, which is a minimum of two hours per day. It’s usually based on the hourly rate of the private jet and the number of flight hours. For example, a light jet at $2,000 per hour with a range of three hours would cost $6,000.

Aircraft type

The second biggest factor that goes into determining the cost of your flight is the type and size of the airplane. The simple rule is: the bigger the plane, the more expensive it is.

For example, light jets can seat three to four passengers, costing $2,000 to $3,500 per flight hour. Midsize jets can seat up to 10 passengers and cost between $3,000 to $6,000 per hour. Large jets seat 10+ people and cost $5,000 to $11,000, while VIP airliners can seat anywhere from 16 to 80 people and cost $15,000 upwards per hour.

2. Concierge services

When flying private you have the option to book a range of additional services to make your travel even more comfortable and relaxing. For example, you can order custom in-flight catering with beverages and snacks and spend $600 to $1,000 for lunch for four passengers. If you request ground transport, you can pay from $100 to $1,000 based on your needs and preferences.

It’s also possible to arrange additional services with your flights. Whether you’d like a five-star hotel, a celebrity to fly with you, or something else, for a certain fee, we’ll try and help you arrange it.

3. Fees

When trying to estimate the final cost of the private jet you have to consider different fees that you might have to pay. They include:

  • Airport fees: Airports have set usage fees for airplanes landing and departing from there. These fees go towards maintaining the airport and will differ by the airport. Depending on aircraft size and weight, landing fees are between $150 to $500. Ramp and handling can range from $100 to $500 per visit.
  • Short leg fees: Using large airplanes for short leg flights is inefficient and impractical from the viewpoint of the plane. However, some customers still require this for one reason or another. If you’d like a short-term flight with an extremely large airplane, expect a higher quote than usual.
  • Hangar fees: If you’re planning a short-term stay, the plane might stay at the airport for the duration. This will incur additional fees that can range from $500 to $1,500 per day based on the aircraft size.
  • International fees: If you’re flying internationally your flight will incur some additional costs. This will be for various permits, customs, immigration fees, and anything else your country of destination requires. Depending on the region and event, international fees can range from $500 to $5,000 or higher.
  • Crew fees: Crew overnight: If you’re making a return trip then you will need to pay for crew overnight fees. The cost of this will be made up of a fee for the pilots and an additional fee for hotels, food, and expenses. While the pilot fee is fixed, the others can vary significantly. In total this can range from $400/ crew to over $2000.
  • Plane fees or airline fees are covering the cost of the luggage but when flying private the only thing you have to be concerned about is luggage capacity in a plane. One more extry cost can be cleaning which can cost up to $500 or more.

4. Additional costs

    Alongside concierge and airport fees there will be additional costs to consider. Once all of your requirements are discussed, all of these will be included in your price. However, it’s great to be transparent so that you know what the price of your flight is made up of.

    • Ground transportation: If you’d like assistance with travel to and from the airport, then this can also be arranged. As with catering, almost anything can be achieved. Whether you’d like to be taken to the airport in a limousine or a Lamborghini this can be arranged. Luxury transportation to and from your accommodation will make sure you always arrive in style. If you’re making a round trip, depending on the airport, it’s also possible to arrange secure parking.
    • Onboard services: Most airplanes come with inflight entertainment services. However, if you’d like to use WiFi then this can be expensive while flying. In-flight entertainment can also have additional costs. Wi-Fi can cost from $3.00 to $8.5 per megabyte. 
    • Cleaning and de-icing: All airplanes require cleaning after a flight. This is done by professional crews with huge attention to detail. Additionally, if you’re flying from a cold location your plane might require de-icing which can cost anywhere from $1000 to $10000.
    • Fuel surcharge: Fuel prices change regularly. While this isn’t as noticeable with a car, it can make a huge difference with a plane. Just a 10-cent increase in fuel price can mean a $5000 difference in pricing. The closer you book to your flight date, the smaller the included fuel surcharge will be.

    How to charter a private jet?

    Chartering a private aircraft is simple. The main things to know about chartering a private jet include:

    • Passengers must present valid visas, passports, or other identification documents.
    • You’ll go through security exclusively with quick and secure immigration and customs processes. 
    • There are no restrictions and queues on the baggage you can take on board, but it’s still submitted to regular x-ray and security checks. 
    • You can bring full-size bottles of anything, from alcohol to perfumes and cosmetics. You can even carry firearms, provided they’re unloaded beforehand and handed to the boarding agent or flight attendant. 
    • You can also bring your pet provided you have all documentation for the animal and up-to-date vaccines. 
    • Smoking is generally allowed on a private jet based on the owner’s indications and services. It’s best to ask in advance if you wish to enjoy a pipe, cigar, or cigarette.
    • Covid-19 restrictions apply to the crew; they’re tested before any journey and wear masks on board. Passenger regulations may depend on the jet owner, and the private jet charter service is your best liaison point. 

    Just get in contact with us with all of your needs and requirements and we will provide the most accurate private jet charter cost. You can comfortably sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight!

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