Private Jet Cost Per Hour

Beechcraft King Air 360 Exterior takeoff from runway

There are many factors that go into how much a private jet costs per hour of flight. For example, factors such as landing fees, handling fees, crew costs and aircraft repositioning fees, all impact the charter cost.

Identifying the cost per hour of a private jet can start to get complicated. This is due to the fact that typically when you charter a private jet you will not get a cost per hour figure. Rather, brokers & operators will provide the total cost of the flight. Remember to keep in mind that there can be additional costs along the way. Read this article here to learn about the true cost of chartering a jet. Additionally, if you are looking for the best deals on private jet flights then learn all about empty legs here.

However, having said that, having a rough idea of the private jet cost per hour is a benefit. Knowing the cost per hour enables you to quickly estimate how much a private jet charter flight will cost. If you know the rough flight time (Travel Math), you can simply multiply that by the estimated cost per hour.

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Cost Per Category

If you look at the cost per aircraft category, the following table shows the rough estimated costs in USD.

Aircraft ClassPassengersMaximum RangeSpeed (Knots)Estimated Price Per Hour
Propeller Aircraft6 – 84 hours 30 minutes300$2,000
Very Light Jets2 – 43 hours 15 minutes350$2,300
Light Jets6 – 75 hours 30 minutes450$2,900
Super Light Jets7 – 85 hours 30 minutes450$3,300
Medium Jets8 – 98 hours 15 minutes430$4,100
Super Midsize Jets8 – 108 hours 30 minutes460$5,500
Large Jets10 – 1613 hours 15 minutes500$7,500
Ultra Long Range Jets12 – 1617 hours 15 minutes510$10,000
VIP Airliners16 – 5016 hours 30 minutes480$18,000
Estimated Private Jet Cost per Hour by Category


So, What is the Actual Cost?

The table above details the rough figures per class of aircraft. For example, say you were flying from New York to Los Angeles. The rough flight time for this route is five and a half hours. This is right on the limit the maximum flight time for a light or super light jet aircraft. Therefore, if you want to fly non-stop, a medium sized aircraft will be required. You can then calculate that 5.5 multiplied by 4,100 is 22,550. Therefore, you can conclude that the rough cost for a one way flight from New York to Los Angeles will be $22,550.

However, please note that this number is not the price you are aiming to pay. This is just a ballpark figure. The likely scenario is that the final flight price will be more than the calculated figure here.

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If you are interested in the individual private jet cost per hour then navigate here. Here you can provide a variety of private jet aircraft. Additionally, you can see their individual specifications, sort & filter the aircraft, as well as seeing their price per hour and purchase cost.

Here is a list of some individual aircraft prices per hour, along with their vital specifications.


Cirrus Vision Jet

Side profile of Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 Exterior aerial shot flying through clouds in red paint
Number of Passengers5
Range1,275 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed311 Knots
Ceiling31,000 Feet
Years Produced2016 – Present
Purchase Price$2.85 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$1,900 / hour
Learn more about the Cirrus Vision Jet here.


Embraer Phenom 100EV

Embraer Phenom 100EV Exterior
Number of Passengers6
Range1,178 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed406 Knots
Ceiling41,000 Feet
Years Produced20167- Present
Purchase Price$4.5 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$2,400 / hour
Learn more about the Embraer Phenom 100EV here.


Cessna Citation CJ3+

Cessna Citation CJ3 Plus Exterior
Number of Passengers9
Range2,040 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed416 Knots
Ceiling45,000 Feet
Years Produced2014 – Present
Purchase Price$8 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$2,750 / hour
Learn more about the Cessna Citation CJ3+ here.


Beechcraft King Air 360

Beechcraft King Air 360 Exterior takeoff from runway
Number of Passengers9
Range1,806 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed312 Knots
Ceiling35,000 Feet
Years Produced2021 – Present
Purchase Price$7.9 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$3,000 / hour
Learn more about the Beechcraft King Air 360 here.


Embraer Phenom 300E

Embraer Phenom 300E exterior on ground with door open at sunset
Number of Passengers10
Range2,010 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed464 Knots
Ceiling45,000 Feet
Years Produced2018 – Present
Purchase Price$9.45 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$3,150 / hour
Learn more about the Embraer Phenom 300E here.


Pilatus PC-24

White Pilatus PC-24 Exterior landing on dirt runway
Number of Passengers9
Range2,000 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed440 Knots
Ceiling45,000 Feet
Years Produced2018 – Present
Purchase Price$10.7 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$4,150 / hour
Learn more about the Pilatus PC-24 here.


Embraer Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor 600 Exterior
Number of Passengers12
Range4,018 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed466 Knots
Ceiling45,000 Feet
Years Produced2019 – Present
Purchase Price$21 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$8,000 / hour
Learn more about the Embraer Praetor 600 here.


Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Falcon 6X Exterior during flight
Number of Passengers16
Range5,500 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed516 Knots
Ceiling51,000 Feet
Years Produced2022 – Present
Purchase Price$47 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$10,000 / hour
Learn more about the Dassault Falcon 6X here.


Embraer Lineage 1000E

Embraer Lineage 1000E Exterior
Number of Passengers19
Range4,600 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed472 Knots
Ceiling41,000 Feet
Years Produced2013 – Present
Purchase Price$50 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$11,700 / hour
Learn more about the Embraer Lineage 1000E here.


Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Global 7500 Exterior
Number of Passengers19
Range7,700 Nautical Miles
Cruise Speed516 Knots
Ceiling51,000 Feet
Years Produced2018 – Present
Purchase Price$73 Million
Estimated Charter Cost Per Hour$15,900 / hour
Learn more about the Bombardier Global 7500 here.