January 21, 2021

How fast can a private jet fly?


Are you flying to a last-minute business meeting and need to get there quickly? Or perhaps you’re organising a spontaneous trip abroad and want to jet off as soon as possible? There are many reasons you may need to get from A to B with speed – and hiring a private jet is one of the most convenient options. Not only are they fast and direct, but luxurious and comfortable too.

If you’re short on time and want to get to your destination swiftly, you may be looking for the fastest private jet available. Here, we explore how fast a private jet can fly, and which of our planes is the quickest.

How fast can a private jet fly?

Typically, commercial aircraft will fly at between 460-575 mph, or 740-930 km/h. However, the speed of a private jet can vary depending on several factors, such as the wind on the date of the flight. For instance, if a private plane is flying into strong headwinds, it will slow the plane down, resulting in longer journey times. Whereas if there are strong tailwinds during the flight, this will help the jet to travel quicker and will also reduce fuel consumption.

Which is VistaJet’s fastest private jet?

Here at VistaJet, we have a fleet of over 70 luxury aircraft that travel to 187 countries worldwide. Each of our planes offer exceptional performance, however our fastest private jet currently is the Bombardier Global 7500. This is the largest and longest-range business jet in the world, offering a maximum speed of 610 mph, or 982 km/h.

Not only is it the fastest private jet available in our fleet, but it also offers exceptional facilities suited to both business and leisure travellers. There are four spacious living areas onboard, including a master bedroom with permanent bed, full-size kitchen and an entertainment suite. Whether you want to talk business with colleagues, spend quality time with the family or enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks, the Bombardier Global 7500 can cater to your requirements.

After the Global 7500 aircraft, the next fastest private jets we offer are the Global 6000 and the Global 5000 – both capable of a maximum speed of 586 mph or 943 km/h. With enough space for 13 to 14 people or 7 sleeping, these jets are spacious enough for work, rest or entertaining.

Fly fast with a VistaJet membership

We are delighted to offer passengers access to some of the fastest private jets in the aviation world, while also providing truly luxurious and comfortable surroundings. Every one of our private jets offers a home-from-home environment, where you can enjoy private dining, hold important meetings or get some much-needed rest.

Our fleet of over 70 aircraft fly to 96% of the world’s countries, so rest assured that wherever you need to be, we can get you there quickly and efficiently. To gain global access to some of the fastest private jets available in the industry, why not become one of our members? Our Program membership offers 24/7 access to our entire fleet of aircraft, no matter where you are, so you can organise your trip at short notice.

Plus, with flights charged at an hourly rate, travelling privately with us is a cost-effective solution without any of the risks associated with jet ownership, such as depreciation. To compare the cost of our membership solutions with ownership, use our quick and simple cost calculator.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our private jets, don’t hesitate to get in touch.