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How Much Does an Air Ambulance Cost?

If you need to arrange medical transport, the last thing you should be worrying about is money, so here at IAS Medical we offer all-inclusive prices to help you understand exactly what to expect.

The cost of an air ambulance will depend on your individual circumstances, with prices depending on the following factors:

  • The aircraft type
  • The distance flown
  • The number of medical personnel required
  • The airport landing fees
  • The distance ground ambulances need to travel

We will try our best to keep air ambulance costs as low as possible. For example, we will try to find an alternative airport which charge lower fees and is closer to the patients arrival hospital.

To get an idea of how much an air ambulance might cost for some of our most common destinations, read on below. However, to get an exact quote which is tailored to your needs, please call 0800 7999 900 or request a quote online.

Our air ambulance prices include a fully comprehensive bed-to-bed service, so you can rest assured that everything is taken care of.


Acquiring the patient’s medical notes and translating them if needed.


Organising the patient’s admission to a hospital in the destination country.


Our medical team will collect the patient from the hospital ward.


Patient transfer via ground ambulance to our fully equipped air ambulance aircraft.


Our highly trained aircrew will fly the patient and medical team to the arrival airport.


Patient transfer via ground ambulance to the patient’s final destination.

The overall cost of booking an air ambulance depends on various factors, including the number of medical staff required and the expertise needed to support the patient’s medical needs.

As an indication of how this affects the overall cost of an air ambulance, the cost of recruiting medical experts is as follows:

  • Flight Surgeons: £700 per day
  • Doctors: £700 per day
  • Nurses: £350 per day
  • Paramedics: £350 per day

Cost of Aircraft

Prices will depend on the type of aircraft you need to book, according to the clinical needs of the patient, the size of aircraft required and the equipment needed on board. Prices will also vary depending on how many people would like to accompany the patient on their journey, although this may not be possible depending on the patient’s medical condition.

For non-serious cases, there is often a choice of aircraft, in which case we will use the most cost-effective aircraft available.

Airport landing fees

All airports charge landing and aircraft handling fees, which will impact on the overall cost of your medical transport. There may also be extension fees to keep the airport open, as well as aircraft de-icing fees.

We provide air ambulances from major airports right across the world, so we can get as close as possible to the patient’s hospital ward. We then use an RAF airport for flights into London, which helps to keep air ambulance costs as manageable as possible.


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