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How Much Does a Private Jet Charter Cost?

Private jet charter costs can vary depending on different factors, but in general, the smaller the aircraft, the more affordable the hourly rate and total private jet price for chartering will be. A turboprop charter starts around $2,000 an hour, while a heavy jet charter costs closer to $10,000 an hour.

With a private jet charter service, you can fly on a luxurious private jet without breaking the bank. Private jet charter rates are significantly lower than buying your own private plane. Unless you fly roughly 150 hours or more a year, buying your own private jet just doesn’t make sense. According to Bankrate, with private jet charter rates, you don’t have to pay maintenance fees, crew salaries, insurance, or interest.

Jet Category Number of Passengers Range (Nautical Miles) Hourly Rate
TurboProp Up to 8 1088-3775 mi $4,000-$4,900
Very Light Jets Up to 5 1223-1550 mi $5,500-$6,800
Light Jets Up to 6 1264-2527 mi $8,929-$9,868
Midsize Jets Up to 8 1823-3242 mi $9,793-$10,824
Super Midsize Jets Up to 9 3,400-4142 mi $11,786-$13,027
Heavy Up to 12 2589-4728 mi $15,077-$16,664
Ultra Long Range Up to 14 7,500-8055 mi $15,200-$18,500
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Luxury Private Jet Price: How is a Charter Flight Cost Determined?

Luxury jet charter prices are determined by a variety of factors, such as flight time and distance, charter destination, aircraft type and more. Wondering how much it costs to rent a private jet? These key considerations can help you understand why costs can vary from one flight to the next:

Flight Time & Distance

Shorter flights won’t cost as much as longer ones. The cost of a private jet is determined on the flight distance because longer flights consume more fuel.

Charter Destination

Where you’re headed will also have a major impact on the pricing; availability is a cost determining factor. Getting an understanding of whether the type of private jet you want is available in advance can help you avoid additional fees to get that jet where you need it to be.

Aircraft Type

It should come as no surprise that large jets will be on the more expensive side — the larger the private luxury jet, the more space for passengers, and the more fuel you’ll need to get from Point A to Point B. Size isn’t the only price determining factor when it comes to aircraft type; other smaller aircrafts may be expensive based on their range and other features.

Peak Demand Scheduling

If you’re headed to a location in the U.S. that’s in its peak demand for travel, you may notice luxury private jet cost increases during your search. And while scheduling flexibility is offered with most private jet charter businesses, it may come with a fee.

Aircraft Positioning

Dependent upon your departure or arrival location, it may be required that we move an airplane into position for your departure or to its next intended point of departure. This can affect the cost of private jet service, as that aircraft will need to reposition to the departure origin

Additional Services

Features like catering, ground transportation, in-flight entertainment and more come with a price tag. These are but a few of the general factors that can determine the price of small and large private jet charters.

Still wondering how much a private jet flight is? Read on to learn more about pricing with Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.

On Demand Pricing

We believe that by laying all the facts out there–our costs, their costs, our consumer satisfaction, their consumer satisfaction–you will be ready and eager to fly with Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.

Talk to one of our air charter agents now by calling (888)972-3046 or by emailing [email protected]

Domestic Private Jet Charter Rates & Fees

Luxury jet charter prices are determined by a variety of factors, such as flight time and distance, charter destination, aircraft type and more. Want to find the specific estimated cost for a specific flight? Use our private jet charter cost estimator at the top of this page.

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    Each airport authority charges their own landing fees. These vary from airport to airport, but the fee is usually between $100 and $1,500 per flight at executive and regional airports and depends on the aircraft size and weight. High-density airports like Boston Logan, Miami International, and JFK in New York have been known to charge more than $1,000 per flight.

  • Ramp and Handling Fees

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    Fixed-base operators charge a fee to handle and park the aircraft you charter. This fee can range from $100 to $500 per flight. In some cases, these fees can be waived if minimum fuel requirements are met.

  • Segment Fees

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    Segment fees are applied to each passenger per leg (segment). In the United States, the fee is $4.50 per passenger.

  • Federal Excise Tax

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    A 7.5% Federal Excise Tax is charged on all domestic flights within the US.

Possible Additional Fees

Firm quotes provided by Stratos private flight advisors are based on a specific aircraft’s availability and are considered “all-in” private jet prices, which include all taxes and any other anticipated fees. We bill all expected flight-related costs upfront so that there are no surprises. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and an unexpected fee may arise. The cost of these fees are then billed post-flight.

Common unexpected fees that can add to a private jet’s rental cost include, but are not limited to:

  • In-flight catering
  • De-icing
  • Ground transportation
  • Hangar rentals
  • Refueling
  • Security services
  • Unscheduled itinerary changes
  • International charges
  • In-flight phone usage
  • Additional taxes

Here’s an overview of the taxes and fees included in the private jet price. 

Overnight Accommodation

If crew members are required to be away from home overnight, a per diem between $200 and $600 per crew member will be added to the private jet charter cost. The per diem covers overnight expenses, including lodging and meals.

Short Leg Fees

The greatest fuel burn of an aircraft occurs during take-off. Short leg fees help to offset the fuel burn. Additionally, every time an airplane takes-off and lands, its maintenance schedule is advanced, bringing the aircraft closer to costly maintenance checks. Aircraft owners will often charge a short leg fee as part of the total private jet charter cost to help offset those additional needs.

Aircraft Positioning Fees

At Stratos Jet Charters, Inc., we aim to locate aircraft that require minimal positioning to help reduce these fees. However, that’s not always possible, and aircraft positioning costs may be incurred if the aircraft needs to be repositioned for the charter flight.

Hangar Fees

Hangar fees are typically incurred during the winter season when aircraft need to be protected from ice, snow, or frost accumulation on aircraft surfaces and to avoid deicing costs. These fees can range from $500 to $1,500 each day.

Wi-Fi Charges

In many cases, your private flight advisor can arrange a charter on an aircraft that comes with free Wi-Fi access. However, some aircraft operators may charge anywhere from $2 to $9 per megabyte. International charter flights may cost more.

Cleaning Fees

Sometimes aircraft need a little extra cleaning after a charter flight. These fees can cost anywhere from $250 and up, depending on the amount of cleaning required.

Deicing Fees

In colder climates snow, ice, or even frost can accumulate on aircraft surfaces, prompting the need for deicing services. Deicing costs can vary from $1,500 to $15,000 depending on the size of the aircraft.

International Fees

A trip across the border can add anywhere from $500 to $5,000 or more to the total cost of chartering a private jet. These fees are required based on your route and arrival country and include landing permits, overflight permits, customs, and immigration fees.

Fuel Surcharge

Because fuel prices are constantly fluctuating, a fuel surcharge is applicable when there is a surge in fuel prices in the market. The surcharge, when applicable, starts around $300 per hour. 

Aircraft Daily Minimums

Aircraft operators require a certain amount of flight hours per day. Though the industry standard is 2 hours a day, smaller aircraft may only have a daily minimum of 90 minutes. A larger aircraft may have a daily minimum of 3 hours or more.

International Head Tax

International flights departing from or arriving in the United States are subject to a tax of $19.70 per person.

Alaska/Hawai’i Head Tax

Charter flights are subject to a tax of $9.90 per passenger when flying to Hawaii or Alaska.

Charges for optional concierge services

Custom In-Flight Catering

Private jet rental pricing doesn’t include in-flight catering, but this service can be arranged for an additional fee. Depending on the items and quantities ordered, this fee can range from $230 to $2,000 per leg.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is another addition to private jet charter rates that can cost anywhere from $180 to $1000 or more per reservation, based on specific needs and preferences. 

Additional Concierge Services

Extended concierge services include additional in-flight amenities, hotel, spa, and resort booking. A quote for additional concierge services will be provided for approval prior to booking.

Client Services Fee

The Client Services fee allows Stratos Jet Charters, Inc. to provide a higher quality of trip support, including the coordination and organization of the trip, through a dedicated team of professionals.

Hourly Rates for Charter Aircraft

Aircraft categories differ not only by size, capacity and flight range but also the cost per hour of chartering them. Below you can see the price ranges for each category Stratos Jets offer.





































Popular Routes & Estimates

To provide clients with a quick snapshot of the costs associated with booking a private jet charter, we put together private jet charter cost estimates from some common routes and aircrafts.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Every charter flight review on this page was submitted by a real Stratos Jets customer. In the interest of transparency, we never change reviews or use incentives to influence these reviews. This way, you can hear directly from our past and current clients about how we handled their private travel experience.

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Overall rating ( out of 5) Based on reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 11/26/2016

We prefer to finalize our itinerary, plane and crew at least a week in advance. We did not get things completely final until the day of the actual flight. Secondly, we prefer to pay post-flight rather than pre-flight. You were able to make an exception in our case which was appreciated. Lastly, the quality of the catering service from STT was atrocious. It was inedible.

5 1 5 03/23/2020

Kyle from Stratos Jet was great to deal with... quick responses....great service....great prices....A+ experience

5 1 5 06/28/2013

You did a superb job, and the crew was first rate.  We will be back.

5 1 5 06/30/2017

It is clear that Stratos Jets is one of best charter brokerage companies in the world. When we get the pleasure to work with Joel and his entire team, we get to see first hand what sets them apart. The knowledge of operations, safety and different charter markets is always spot on. The trips are sent to us complete and executed flawlessly which makes the entire process more effiecient and better served the client. In addition to being one of the top aviation professional, Joel is a role model for many and I am grateful to have him part of my journey as a friend.

5 1 5 01/29/2019

Thanks for everything Joel... You made the booking process quite easy and were very patient in explaining everything. I appreciate all your help and I will definitely pass your contact information to all my co-workers in case they ever have a request for a jet booking.

5 1 5 05/30/2021

Anthony should get a Raise

5 1 5 06/11/2018


5 1 5 03/23/2020

Glenn was excellent to work with. I spoke with several charter companies before choosing Stratos. Glenn is the reason I chose Stratos Jet to bring my elderly parents home during the initial break of the COVID-19. He was professional, knowledgeable and on top of every detail. This was our first experience with a charter flight and Glenn explained the entire process from start to finish which helped me keep my anxiety in check. My parents flew from Florida to Ohio without any issues. They said the aircraft crew were professional and confident and made them feel safe. The plane was basic, cabin was small so it was a little challenging for older people with limited mobility. My parents are short, 5'4 and 5'1 and both had to duck down to get on and off the plane and while inside the cabin. That being said, we were given the option of a more luxurious cabin but chose not to spend the extra money. Stratos took care of getting my elderly parents home quickly, safely and allowed us to minimize the risks of commercial flying at this time.

5 1 5 03/20/2021

We only ever book with Stratos-- Joel and his team are so professional and helpful, even with last-minute travel needs. They are the best!

5 1 5 08/12/2020

Anthony, couldn't have been better. Elegant and effortless.  Delightful crew and immaculate plane.  Thanks for helping us with this and I am sure you will hear from us in the future. 

All the best,


5 1 5 07/22/2019

Amazing customer service and overall experience from my first contact with Kimberly. Stratos truly delivers what they promise!

5 1 5 12/23/2018

Working with Stratos Jet has been a great experience. Even with making last minute accommodations for the client, the complete process was effortless with great communication from Stratros Jet! We will be looking forward to our next flight together.

5 1 5 01/04/2024

Wonderful experience with a highly professional crew!

5 1 5 08/16/2017

Always great working with you guys!! Great job all around as usual.

5 1 5 02/26/2018

Pre trip work up seemed very professional. Crew had plane positioned on time and assisted with loading. Just my wife and I and two dogs. It was the dogs first flight so we had some concerns but the crew did a great job in getting them aboard and settled down. flight was uneventful and all worked as planned. No issues at all. Very good

Same on return flight except we arrived a good half hour early but crew jumped to task and loaded us and dogs promptly for return. Only item worth mentioning was during climb out to altitude both my wife and I heard numerous bumping sound on both sides of fuselage up and down the sides and top. We have owned our own planes and owned shares in jets through Flight Options and chartered often over the years and we have never had this type of noise. It almost sounded like rivets coming out or random bird strikes (which I knew it was not). I mentioned it to the co-pilot and he told me to report it so maintenance could be sure to check it out. Said it may be a maintenance issue on an older aircraft but a first for me. After attaining altitude the noise did not reoccur. All else went according to schedule and the pilots were very professional and assisted on and off with dogs and luggage. I would use again this service. Thank

Joel Thomas:  Hi William!  Thanks for the opportunity to serve you and your wife.  We are always grateful when our clients take the time to offer feedback.  We reached out to Chief Pilot of the air carrier you flew with regarding the noise you mentioned and here is what they said:  "Frequently you'll hear noises that sound like that and its just the airplane expanding as altitude, temperature and humidity change.  Its actually very common."  Looking forward to working with you all again soon!  All my best

5 1 5 07/20/2020

The passengers we flew had a great experience and were pleased with the flight. Jim Hensley American Jet Charter, Inc

5 1 5 04/05/2017

The service was absolutely 1st class... I was very satisfied and would recommend this company and agent to anyone.

5 1 5 02/25/2012

Everything was perfect - nothing to improve. Many thanks to Richard Gomulka for his assistance - he was great!

5 1 5 06/23/2022

The process was easy; plane, limo, pilots and boarding went smoothly

5 1 5 05/08/2021

Always great to work with the amazing team at Stratos Jets! Kyle was awesome!

5 1 5 08/21/2022

Kyle immediately answered the phone when I called, after normal work hours, needing a plane the next morning. He worked with me for hours to find the right plane. I flew out the next morning at 9am. Kyle followed along with both that flight as well as the return the next day to make sure everything was fine. I feel comfortable knowing that Stratos carefully chooses their planes with the highest safety ratings. Thank you to Kyle and his team for their attention to detail and care that their customers have an excellent and safe travel experience. I highly recommend Stratos Jet Charters

5 1 5 01/01/2019

Stratos is very professional, great communication, easy to work with

5 1 5 06/12/2021

We needed to book a same-day plane for employees and tools to provide urgent assistance to a customer. Zach was effective, proactive and cooperative in providing a solution, precise information and updates. Would recommend Stratos Jet anytime! Thank you!

5 1 5 06/12/2022

Excellent Customer Service booking and during the flight!

5 1 5 04/13/2017

We love Joel!

5 1 5 04/02/2018

It is always a pleasure working with the Stratos Jets team. Communication is always prompt and neatly organized. Thank you for your business. We look forward to our next trip together.

Regards, Kelly Ferrese Executive Airlink, Inc,

5 1 5 05/07/2022

After our plane developed mechanical problems and a night of discomfort and doubt, Kyle was able to find a plane and a crew at last minute to save my wife's 60th birthday trip. We arrived a little late but we arrived! You are the best Kyle.

5 1 5 06/23/2017

We have used Stratos for the past two years to handle our travel plans and enjoy the ease and attention to detail our trips have been handled with.

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Danny, my Stratos Rep, was in contact with me on a regular basis. The rest of his team provided excellent support to ensure there weren’t any issues. The entire experience was better than my highest expectations. I’m already planning my next trip.

5 1 5 10/17/2018

Heather was an important part of my chose in Stratos.

5 1 5 02/23/2012

I do not think there is anything else that could have been done to make our flight enjoyable. The crew, Vincent Jordan and Nicholas Gambino, were very professional, extremely courteous and if we were to charter another flight in the future we would love having them as our crew.

5 1 5 03/24/2021

We actually flew the flight in one of our jets for Stratos Jets customer. Joel was great at providing us passenger information and returning the paper work in a timely fashion.

5 1 5 07/03/2019

Good experience, although your emails sometimes look more as a marketing email than an itinerary revision. Still getting used to the sales force platform, but if I may give you guys a feed back, try to avoid too many colors and pictures on the email as they sometimes look like marketing/sales email then important information about the trip. That's my 2 cents.

5 1 5 04/19/2017

Top notch customer service from the initial contact through the end of trip, incredibly quick turn-around-time for a quote, very detail oriented itinerary. I highly recommend Stratos for any of your charter needs!

5 1 5 09/04/2023

We thoroughly enjoyed or experience. The pilot was very experienced and had a great personality as well. Equipment was in great shape. I have to admit, flying with Stratos taking care of the details is the only way to go! Thanks, Joel and the whole trip team.

5 1 5 11/01/2021

Simon and your team made our overall experience excellent. The total process start to end was well done.

5 1 5 07/29/2022

Our experience was magnificent. Everyone at Stratos was on point and helpful with any and all questions we had for our trip. Glenn Walters was exceptional attentive. Your services are highly recommended.

5 1 5 08/05/2012

Toilet paper, Pillows and blankets

5 1 5 02/21/2022

Great partnership and always a pleasure working with your team! We are all looking forward to many more.

5 1 5 09/02/2020

Perfect experience.

5 1 5 03/27/2013

All good. I would like info on best, fastest way to charter jet for my next trip to India. I'm not wealthy, & run a small business. My work is only to benefit impoverished people internationally. My website is I must travel regularly to India yearly for my business. I wonder if your company alo cares about these people? Is it possible to use your services for this business travel? Can you advise me to a NY company that is more suitable to my needs. I answered your questionnaire. I look forward to your advice, & to learn how much your co. Is concerned with the plight of these people's? Best Mary

5 1 5 09/17/2018

I always enjoy working with Stratos Jets. They have a great operation that is seamless.

5 1 5 02/17/2014

Everything was perfect ! Thanks to Ricky !

5 1 5 03/01/2017

Great service. Responsive and thorough.

5 1 5 04/30/2018

Yes very

5 1 5 01/19/2017

We were on a commercial flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City when part way into our flight we got notification from Delta app that our delay was going to cause us to miss our connection. We were on a long weekend for MLK to go skiing in Lake Tahoe. We were going to be rescheduled the following day, thus missing half of our vacation. I had email only, and emailed Garett asking if they had an operator in SLC who could get us to Tahoe that evening. Within 20 minutes he came back with two quotes. By the time we landed he had set up the flight, emailed me the number to the shuttle to get from Delta terminal to the private terminal, and did it all for a great price. To throw things off even more, we were set to fly to Tahoe, but Delta somehow got our bags on the flight to Reno that they said we couldn't make. So at the last minute we changed from Tahoe to Reno for a destination. By the time we took the shuttle to the FBO our flight plan was set and we took off within 10 minutes. It could not have been more seamless. It literally saved our vacation. Time is the most precious resource we have and time with family is even more precious. Our daughter is a senior and this is one of the last trips we'll have with her; it meant a lot, and Stratos savings our vacation, allowing us to create memories, means all that much more. Thank you!! Dave

5 1 5 02/28/2024

Anthony is great to work with and always extremely responsive which is key when we have an AOG and need a charter quickly!

5 1 5 03/03/2021

I thought it was very well-organized and information flows were smooth. The broker worked with me to get an excellent option at an attractive pricing point. The flight was smooth and professional. An outstanding experience!

5 1 5 08/20/2017

Joel was all over booking our Jet and catering to our every need. He was easy to reach at all times and made arrangements that you would normally have to ask for, just as part of his routine business. He runs Stratos with elite service and I will be a life long customer!

5 1 5 06/15/2020

Thank you for using Business Jet Access, we appreciate your business and it was a pleasure working with the Stratos team. Information was provided in a timely manner and communication was clear. Thanks again and we look forward to future trips.

Fixed-Rate Pricing with the Stratos Jet Card Membership

Get fixed private jet charter rates when you fly with Stratos Jet Charters, Inc. With your fares locked in, you’ll have a personal private jet charter cost estimator.

On-Demand Pricing works for some of our clients. Others want greater predictability for budgeting their travel expenditures, so Stratos offers Fixed-Rate Pricing via our prepaid Stratos Jet Card.

By prepaying your aircraft charter fees at a locked-in rate, you can budget your travel expenses in advance.* The best way to lock in hourly rates for private flights is with a Jet Card Membership. With the jet card membership, we allow our Jet Card Members to fly an unlimited amount of hours at a fixed rate.

Download our brochure to find out more about Stratos Fixed-Rate Jet Card Membership.

*Please note that you might still incur some unforeseen ancillary operational expenditures such as charges for concierge services or changing elements of your itinerary during your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our friendly, expert air charter agents are here to answer questions or start your quote today. Don`t wait, call right now and we can get you on your way to the destination of your choice! Talk to one of our air charter agents now by calling (888) 593-9066 or by emailing [email protected]

  • How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Jet for a Week?

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    The cost of chartering a jet for a week can range from tens of thousands of dollars to several hundred thousand dollars, depending on how often you fly and which aircraft you choose to charter. If you don’t plan on spending the entire week on the aircraft, it’s recommended you charter a plane for the days you do intend to fly as you’ll be required to pay daily minimums to hold an aircraft that could otherwise be earning revenue. 

  • Is it worth chartering a private jet?

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    The demand to fly on a private jet charter is increasing as passengers look for an alternative to commercial flying. 

    For those able to afford it, purchasing a private jet can range from several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars, and this doesn’t even include ongoing fees such as fuel, staffing, and maintenance. According to Bankrate, unless you fly roughly 150 hours or more a year, buying your own private jet doesn’t make sense. 

    With a private jet charter broker, you can fly on a luxurious private jet without the upfront cost of owning a personal aircraft. 

    To provide clients with a quick snapshot of the costs associated with booking a private jet charter, we put together a private jet charter cost estimator that can be accessed above.

  • How much does it cost to charter a private jet?

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    The cost of chartering a private jet is based on the size of the aircraft, the preferred travel dates, the location of the aircraft, and the arrival and departure airports. Rates begin around $2,200 an hour and can exceed $15,000 an hour. 

    For an approximate rate, use the private jet charter cost estimator above.

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A Luxury Private Jet Company You Can Trust

At Stratos Jet Charters, we offer luxury private flights at a reasonable price point while prioritizing client satisfaction and safety.

Our jet charter agents are available 24/7 to provide you with multiple private jet quotes for your on-demand air charter flight.

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