# How long would it take to travel to europa from earth?

Using current rocket technology it would take around 5 years to get to Europa in a flyby maneuver, or around 10 years to get there and enter orbit around Europa. Advanced nuclear rockets could theoretically cut the trip down to 3 years or less.

### Is there a way to determine how long it would take to get to Europa from Earth?

Yes, but you would need to know the velocity of the object travelling there and also the distance between the earth and Europa at the point of time you left, while calculating the orbital distance difference of Jupiter and Europa whilst travelling. A rough estimate (ignoring those variables) would be the distance from the sun to Jupiter is 5.2au (with the distance of Europa from Jupiter being 0.004au, so we'll ignore it), so the distance…

### How long would it take to travel to Europa if you traveled at the speed of light?

To the Moon Europa, you mean? Europa is a Moon of Jupiter; Jupiter is at a distance of about 40 minutes, on average. The distance from Earth varies, both because of the excentricity of Jupiter's orbit, and (mainly) because of the fact that the Earth goes on its orbit around the Sun. To the Moon Europa, you mean? Europa is a Moon of Jupiter; Jupiter is at a distance of about 40 minutes, on average…