Private Jet to Chicago

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Chicago Private Jet Charter – Aircraft, Airports & Routes

Paramount Business Jets specializes in private jet charter flights to and from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

As one of our most popular domestic private jet destinations, Chicago is accessible by over 19 airports conveniently located within a 50-mile radius of Chicago's city center.

The 3 most popular private jet airports in the Chicago area include; Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), Chicago O'hare International Airport (ORD), and the Chicago Midway Intl Airport (MDW) all located within just 16 miles of the city center.

A quick 50-mile radius search reveals that there are over 100 private jets available for hire on-demand in the Chicago area.

Some of the most commonly chartered private jets in the Chicago area include light jets (Beechjet 400A, Citation Encore, Learjet 35A), midsize jets (Hawker 800 XP, Learjet 45, Citation Excel), large jets (Falcon 900 EX, Challenger 601, Gulfstream IV-SP), and ultra-long-range jets (Falcon 7X, Global Express, Gulfstream V).

If you are traveling with a large group of over 18 passengers, we can arrange for VIP airliners in executive configurations, such as the Airbus Corporate Jet or the Boeing Business Jet to fly you and your guests to any destination of your choice.

Contact us by phone on +1-877-727-2538 to receive the best private jet prices and rates on various aircraft or get a quick price estimate online in seconds.

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Private Jet Pricing

How much does a private jet to Chicago cost?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Chicago will depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you need to travel and how long you need to stay before you return, in addition to other factors.

For example, a private jet flight from Chicago to New York City on a very light jet with 4 passengers will cost around 8,000 USD, all in or a private jet flight from Chicago to Miami on a midsize jet with 6 passengers will cost around 12,000 USD or a private jet flight from Chicago to Las Vegas on a super midsize jet with 10 passengers will cost around 35,000 USD one way.

The average hourly rental rates of various private jets per flying hour are as follows.

Here are a few more popular Chicago routes with price estimates included.

To/From Location
White Plains
Aircraft type
Super Midsize Jets
Light Jets
Midsize Jets
Light Jets
Flight Time
Price One-Way
From $16,027 $81
From $18,280 $39
From $12,802 $82
From $12,633 $85
The Hourly Rates are:

Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Chicago private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.

  • Very Light Jet

    Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar

    From $2,500 per hour
  • Light Jet

    Light Jets Citation CJ3, Hawker 400XP, Learjet 40 and similar

    From $3,000 per hour
  • Super Light Jet

    Super Light Jets Learjet 75, Phenom 300 and similar

    From $3,500 per hour
  • Midsize Jet

    Midsize Jets Citation Excel, Hawker 800XP and similar

    From $4,300 per hour
  • Super Midsize Jet

    Super Midsize Jets Challenger 300, Citation X, Falcon 2000 and similar

    From $5,100 per hour
  • Large Jet

    Large Jets Challenger 650, Falcon 900LX, Legacy 650 and similar

    From $6,500 per hour
  • Ultra Long Range Jets Falcon 7X, Global 7500, Gulfstream G650 and similar

    From $10,000 per hour
  • VIP Airliner

    VIP Airliners Airbus ACJ320, Boeing Business Jet, Lineage 100 and similar

    From $16,000 per hour
  • Helicopter

    Helicopters AW139, Sikorsky S-76C and similar

    From $1,700 per hour

Note: Chicago private jet charter prices increased by almost 20% from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID. The good news is in 2023, we are seeing gradual decreases in pricing to pre-COVID levels.

Empty Leg Flights

Save on Your Chicago Private Charter Flights

These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.

It often happens that such an empty-leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.

At any given time, there may be more than 3,000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty-leg charter flights available on the market.

Using multiple platforms, Paramount Business Jets offers the most comprehensive empty-leg flight search on the market.

Chicago Airports

Best Airports for Your Chicago Charter Flights

Airports Chicago Airports within 50 Miles

  • Chicago Midway International Airport, KMDW, MDW,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Aurora Municipal Airport, KARR, AUZ,

    Aurora, Illinois, United States

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport, KORD, ORD,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Palwaukee Municipal Airport, KPWK, PWK,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Gary/Chicago International Airport, KGYY, GYY,

    Gary, Indiana, United States

  • Lansing Municipal Airport, KIGQ, IGQ,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Schaumburg Regional Airport, K06C, 06C,

    Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

  • Griffith-Merrillville Airport, K05C, 05C,

    Griffith, Indiana, United States

  • Clow International Airport, K1C5, 1C5,

    Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States


Chicago Available Airport Options

Private Jet Interiors

Chicago Private Jets by Interiors and Rates

1. Light Jets and Very Light Jets

Light jets and very light jets are cost-effective solutions for shorter flights to and from Chicago. These aircraft are ideal for individual travel, accommodating 4 to 6 passengers, and boast lower hourly rates, starting at $2,600, and a non-stop range of 1100 to 1900 nautical miles.

2. Midsize and Super Midsize Jets

For those seeking to travel farther and enjoy non-stop travel across the country, midsize and super-midsize jets offer the perfect balance of range, speed, and passenger capacity. These aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with a non-stop range of 1300 to 4000 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $3200.

3. Large and Ultra Long-Range Jets

For those who require the ultimate in luxury, speed, and range, large and ultra-long-range jets are the pinnacle of private aviation. These aircraft are particularly suitable for coast-to-coast or intercontinental flights, accommodating up to 16 passengers in the utmost comfort with a range of 3600 to 6700 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $5600.

Aircraft Interiors and Seating Configurations

Although the interior design of the aircraft may vary from one aircraft to another, the seating configurations will generally look like the sample interior pictures provided.

Very Light Jets
371 KTAS
$2500 - $3500
Light Jets
492 KTAS
$3000 - $3500
Super Light Jets
465 KTAS
$3500 - $4000
Midsize Jets
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
513 KTAS
$6500 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
190 KTAS
$1700 - $2500

Chicago Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryYOMSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Citation MustangVLJ2000 4 $2,900 63 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2011 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2000 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
HondajetVLJ2016 4 $3,300 65.34 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight2000 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight2000 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight1998 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Citation BravoLight1999 7 $3,300 15.54 ft³
Citation CJ1Light2000 5 $2,800 55 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2005 7 $3,750 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2005 6 $3,750 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3+Light2018 7 $3,500 65 ft³
Citation CJ3+Light2014 7 $3,500 65 ft³
Citation Encore+Light2008 8 $3,500 69 ft³
Citation Encore+Light2008 8 $3,500 69 ft³
Citation ILight2000 6 $2,850 63 ft³
Citation JetLight2004 5 $2,800 55 ft³
Citation VLight1998 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Citation VLight2004 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Learjet 35ALight2000 7 $2,850 38.84 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light1999 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation XLSSuper Light2006 8 $4,300 80 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2008 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2017 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2018 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Pilatus PC-24Super Light2022 6 $3,600 88.3 ft³
Astra SPXMidsize1999 6 $3,600 51 ft³
Astra SPXMidsize2000 6 $3,600 51 ft³
Citation ExcelMidsize1998 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation ExcelMidsize2006 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation SovereignMidsize2000 8 $5,100 134.2 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2009 8 $4,300 80 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2007 8 $4,300 80 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2004 8 $4,300 80 ft³
Gulfstream G150Midsize2007 8 $4,750 80 ft³
Hawker 800AMidsize2000 - -
Hawker 800XPMidsize1999 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 800XPMidsize2004 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 900XPMidsize2009 9 $4,650 49.8 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2001 6 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60XRMidsize2011 7 $4,500 48 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2005 9 $5,950 0 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2012 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2016 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2022 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 600Super Midsize2000 12 $6,200 115 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2007 8 $5,100 134.2 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2006 8 $5,100 134.2 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2005 8 $5,100 134.2 ft³
Citation Sovereign+Super Midsize2017 8 $5,100 135 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2002 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2003 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000EXSuper Midsize2005 8 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 2000LXSSuper Midsize2015 10 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 50Super Midsize2000 9 $5,850 90.06 ft³
G200Super Midsize2001 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2000 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2007 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2008 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G280Super Midsize2018 9 $5,950 154 ft³
Hawker 4000Super Midsize2011 9 $5,950 114.76 ft³
Praetor 500Super Midsize2019 7 $5,500 150 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 605Large2011 12 $8,400 115 ft³
Falcon 7XLarge2010 12 $11,400 141.26 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1999 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2004 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1998 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2005 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2008 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
GIVLarge2001 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GIVSPLarge1998 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Global 5000Large2013 8 $9,500 195 ft³
Global ExpressLarge2000 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressLarge2011 12 $11,000 325 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2006 14 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G500Large2021 8 $9,500 176.58 ft³
Gulfstream GIVLarge2000 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GVLarge2001 16 $10,000 226 ft³
GVLarge2000 13 $10,000 226 ft³
SIKORSKY S-58JTHelicopter2000 - -
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2014 12 $11,000 195 ft³
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2013 12 $11,000 195 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2002 14 $11,000 325 ft³

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Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Chicago Charter Resource

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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Chicago City Overview


Chicago is on the list of the world's top 10 most famous cities. Located in the great state of Illinois, it is a city of major domestic and international finance, diverse culture, and rich history. Chicago is regarded as the home of blues and jazz and has a wide variety of modern architecture located throughout the city. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, and Louis Sullivan cemented their reputations here and even early 20th century gangsters like Al Capone helped fight for Alcohol freedom during the prohibition.

There are plenty of theaters or experience some of the arts, places for dining like little Italy, China, and Greece, shopping, and sightseeing from one of its many skyscrapers including the Sears Tower, which held the title for the world's tallest building from 1974 to 1998. Among other popular tourist attractions in the area are the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago's The Ledge, Museum of Science and Industry, and Chicago Cultural Center.