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How to fly from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts by private jet charter


If you’re based in Pennsylvania and flying to Massachusetts for business or leisure, there may be a few questions you want answered before making concrete plans. Maybe you’re flying-in for the Boston Marathon in April or you have a conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to attend. This quick guide covers all the basics, from flight times to private jet airports.

Private jet airports in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state in the northeastern part of the USA bordered by six other states – New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio – along with the Canadian province of Ontario. There are 57 cities in the state, including the capital, Harrisburg, and largest city Philadelphia. Philadelphia has the largest population, with over 1.5 million residents, followed by Pittsburgh and Allentown respectively. The majority of Pennsylvania airports – many of them central – can be accessed by private jet.

1. Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Constitution and is where the Declaration of Independence was first read out 1776, accompanied by the ringing of Liberty Bell. Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport are the two major airports serving the city.

2. Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second most populous city in the state. The city is built at the meeting point of three rivers and is referred to as the “City of Bridges”, with over 445 bridges in the city. Pittsburgh International Airport and Pittsburgh Monroeville Airport are the city’s two major airports, while Pittsburgh Northeast Airport is conveniently located 12 miles northeast of the central business district (CBD) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. All airports are around 30 minutes’ drive from the CBD.

3. Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the designated capital city of Pennsylvania State. Whilst it may be small compared to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with a population of only 48,904 people, the state is governed from here in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building. Harrisburg International Airport is located 13 miles from the city center.

4. Allentown

Allentown is the third most populated city in the state. Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport, also known as Queen City Airport, is located just three miles from the city center of Allentown.

5. Erie

Erie International Airport is situated just five miles out of Erie in Erie County.

Top five cities with private jet airports in Massachusetts

A view of the Boston Skyline in autumn from across the river
A view of the Boston Skyline in autumn from across the river

The northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts is home to almost seven million people. There are 351 towns and cities in the state, the largest of which is capital city Boston. If you’re traveling from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts and are interested in private jet charter, these are the top five cities and airports to fly to.

1. Boston

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston> was founded in 1630, making it one of the oldest cities in the country. Today it’s a cultural and business hub, boasting a prestigious university and bustling financial district. The skyscrapers towering over Boston Harbour are home to the headquarters of companies including Fidelity Investments, Bank of America and PricewaterhouseCoopers. If you’re flying to Boston for business, fly to Logan International Airport just an eight-minute drive from the financial district. Worcester Regional Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are two other airports from which you can easily access the city.

2. Cape Cod and Nantucket

Those traveling to Cape Cod and the islands for vacation can start the trip as you mean to go on – with rest and relaxation on board a private jet charter. Nantucket, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, is a summer destination with sand dune-backed beaches and high-end boutiques and eateries, making it the perfect destination for both beach relaxation and indulgence. Nantucket is served by Nantucket Memorial Airport, three miles southeast of Nantucket Town, which is the second busiest airport in the state after Logan International Airport. Cape Cod can be reached via Cape Cod Airfield and the island of Martha's Vineyard has its own airport – Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

3. Worcester

Worcester is a city in central Massachusetts with an abundance of state parks to go walking and hiking in. Moore State Park and Elm Park are two good choices, or you can spend the day boating and fishing at Quinsigamond State Park. Fly to Worcester Regional Airport, located three miles west of the CBD.

4. Springfield

Located in western New England, Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River, with sites including the Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Forest Park Historic District and Springfield Armory Historic Site. Fly to Bradley International Airport in the state of Connecticut or Cannizzaro Field, a local private jet airport.

5. Cambridge

If you’re visiting Cambridge, home to the prestigious academic institutions of Harvard and MIT, your most convenient option is to fly into Logan International Airport.

Traveling to another destination in Massachusetts? Find your nearest airport using the airport guide.

How long is a flight from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts?

George Washington statue surrounded by tulips at Boston public garden
George Washington statue surrounded by tulips at Boston public garden

The shortest distance as the crow flies is 243 miles between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. If you travel on an aircraft that has an average speed of 560 miles per hour, the journey will take 56 minutes. You can use our detailed aircraft guide to compare types of aircraft for your upcoming trip. Below is a flight duration comparison on three different types of aircraft, flying from Philadelphia International Airport to Logan International Airport.

  • Very Light Jet: 55 minutes
  • Midsize Jet: 50 minutes
  • Heavy Jet: 50 minutes

How much does it cost to charter a private jet from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts?

The cost of a private jet charter from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts depends on a number of factors, including the number of passengers traveling, aircraft type and distance between airports. Contact our team, who will be able to give you exact quotes for your journey, or read more about how much it costs to charter a private jet.

Top 2018 events in Massachusetts

Each year, Boston comes alive for Marathon Day as thousands of spectators visit the city. This year’s Boston Marathon takes place on April 18. Other sporting events revolve around the Celtics basketball team and Boston Red Sox baseball team. It’s a Boston tradition that on marathon day each year there’s a Red Sox home game against the Baltimore Orioles. The Boston Film Festival, Boston Book Festival and St. Patrick's Day parade are other key dates in the city.

On August 19, the Opera House Cup Regatta – a classic East Coast regatta and key social event – returns to Nantucket. This year marks the 46th regatta, which attracts an upscale crowd annually. In Springfield, the Springfield Dragon Boat Festival is a family-friendly event set to take place on June 23, 2018.

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