Select the total number of passengers you expect to fly with from the calculator to estimate the private jet cost per hour.

Private Jet Cost Per Hour Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Private Jet Cost Per Hour.

  • Where PJC is the private jet cost per hour ($/hour)
  • TCF is the total flight cost ($)
  • TLF is the total flight length (hours)

To calculate the private jet cost per hour, divide the flight cost by the total flight time.

What is the Average Private Jet Cost Per Hour?


The average hourly rate for a private jet varies from $3,500 to $5,500.

Price is determined by many factors, including aircraft availability and maintenance requirements, distance traveled, number of passengers, and choice of amenities.

However, keep in mind that the cost of a private jet charter isn’t as simple as the hourly rate. Here are some other factors that can affect your total costs:

Airport fees: You will be charged airport fees at both ends of your trip. Some airports charge landing fees, parking fees, and hangar fees. The average landing fee is about $100 per hour for smaller aircraft or about $400 per hour for the bigger plane.

Crew: The cost of hiring a pilot and ring on top of the flight cost can range from $2,000 to $4,000 per flight depending on the type of aircraft and how many hours it’s in use. You may also need to factor in other costs such as meals and accommodation for your crew if you’re travelling further afield than usual.

Fuel surcharges: For longer flights, fuel surcharges can be significant. The average price of fuel is about $7 per gallon.