How much does it cost to book a private jet charter from Washington DC to Los Angeles?

Since the journey crosses the entire country, there are limited aircraft options to pick from. For this trip, you’ll need to hire a midsize jet or larger. The most cost-effective way to get there privately would be by mid-size jet, like the Hawker 800A. A ride in this jet or similar will set you back roughly $26,000. For a super-mid, you’re looking at a cost of nearly $30,000 and for a heavy jet, like the Global Express, you’ll be quoted in the neighborhood of $45,000. However, if you’re hoping for additional concierge services, these estimates will be slightly higher. If these services interest you, we’ll connect you with our Trip Support department. Their sole responsibility is to provide support on additional services, like inflight catering, ground transportation, security detail, and arranging reservations.

Washington - Van Nuys
Aircraft Type Small Jet Medium Jet Heavy Jet Turbo Prop
Estimated Price - $25,812 - $28,529 $43,210 - $47,759 -
Fuel Stop - 1 - -
Flight Duration - 5.40 hrs 5.00 hrs -

How long does a private flight between Washington DC and Los Angeles take?

The distance between Washington DC and Los Angeles is approximately 2,300 miles by air and takes just shy of six hours of flight time. It’s important to note that only super-mid or heavy jets can cross that distance without stopping for fuel. A mid-size jet, on the other hand, will have to make a fuel stop, which will increase your travel time. If you have a tight schedule awaiting you in Los Angeles, we recommend booking a larger aircraft, like the Challenger 300. This aircraft boasts true coast-to-coast performance that’s perfect for blending cost-effectiveness with superior range capabilities. With an aircraft like this, you can skip the refueling stop, putting you in LA less than six hours from your departure in Washington DC.

Aircraft Type Distance in ML Distance in KM Duration
Small Jet - - -
Medium Jet 2304 3707 5.40 hr
Heavy Jet 2304 3707 5.00 hr

Recommended private jets for your trip from Washington to Van Nuys

Private jet airports near Washington and Van Nuys

Washington Area Airports

When it comes time to put The District behind you and head for the hills of Hollywood, you’ll have your pick of departure airports. That’s just one of the perks of flying privately. Popular options in the area include:

Van Nuys Area Airports

During the planning stages of your trip, your Stratos agent will need to know where you’d like to land in Los Angeles. Thankfully, there are many options to choose from. Some of the popular LA-area airports include:

Empty leg flights from Washington DC to Los Angeles

Flying nearly coast to coast is an expensive journey. However, there is a way to save on the cost of chartering a jet from Washington DC to Los Angeles: book an empty leg flight. Also known as deadheads, empty leg flights offer all the amenities that come with private aviation at a fraction of the cost. When a carrier is booked for a one-way mission, they’re left with the option of repositioning empty and footing the bill themselves or offering a discounted charter flight to help recoup some of the repositioning costs. When this happens, we’re able to provide clients with deeply discounted flights. There’s just one catch: the jet type/size and departure dates will already be determined. However, these slight inconveniences can be worth the savings, if it aligns with your schedule.

DCA - VNY
Empty Leg Flight Available Dates Aircraft Type Aircraft Class Trip Price
TEB (TETERBORO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/15/2020 - 10/22/2020 GulfStream GV Heavy - Inquire
TEB (TETERBORO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/18/2020 - 10/25/2020 Lear 60XR Mid - Inquire
TEB (TETERBORO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/18/2020 - 10/25/2020 Gulfstream GIV Heavy - Inquire
LUK (CINCINNATI) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/20/2020 - 10/21/2020 Citation X a2N50000004WAbKEAW - Inquire
DPA (CHICAGO/WEST CHICAGO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/22/2020 - 10/26/2020 Gulfstream GIV Heavy - Inquire
LAS (LAS VEGAS) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/23/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP a2N50000004WAc5EAG - Inquire
LAS (LAS VEGAS) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/24/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP a2N50000004WAc5EAG - Inquire
LEX (LEXINGTON) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/25/2020 Falcon 20 a2N50000004WAbeEAG - Inquire
OPF (MIAMI) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 10/25/2020 Falcon 20 a2N50000004WAbeEAG - Inquire
BFI (SEATTLE) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/01/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP a2N50000004WAc5EAG - Inquire
BFI (SEATTLE) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/01/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP a2N50000004WAc5EAG - Inquire
BFI (SEATTLE) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/01/2020 Gulfstream GIV Heavy - Inquire
TRM (PALM SPRINGS) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/11/2020 Falcon 2000LX a2N50000004WAcHEAW - Inquire
ASE (ASPEN) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/13/2020 Falcon 900 a2N50000004WAbaEAG - Inquire
SFO (SAN FRANCISCO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/16/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP a2N50000004WAc5EAG - Inquire
SFO (SAN FRANCISCO) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/16/2020 Gulfstream GIVSP Heavy - Inquire
MRY (MONTEREY) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 11/17/2020 Beechcraft King Air 90 Turbo-Prop - Inquire
MMPR (Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 12/10/2020 Legacy 600 a2N50000004WAbOEAW - Inquire
SUN (HAILEY) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 12/14/2020 Phenom 300 a2N50000004WAbMEAW - Inquire
MMPR (Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl) - VNY (VAN NUYS) 12/19/2020 Legacy 600 a2N50000004WAbOEAW - Inquire

Ground services in Washington DC and Los Angeles

At Stratos, we want your trip from Washington DC to Los Angeles to be unforgettable. To do this, our agents will not only secure a jet that’s most appropriate for your mission, they’ll also connect you with Trip Support. From there, Trip Support will work with you to plan every detail of your trip. From ground transportation to inflight catering to securing tickets to the LA Lakers game, Trip Support will organize and arrange all the little details in your itinerary. Need dinner reservations at Urasawa? We’ve got it covered. Want a spa day at Tomoko Japanese Spa? Consider it booked. No matter which additional concierge services you’re after, Trip Support can make it happen.

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