How long does it take to get to the moon?
It takes about 3 days for a spacecraft to reach the Moon.
Spacecraft should travel at least 240,000 miles (386,400 kilometers) which is the distance between Earth and the Moon. The specific distance depends on the specific path chosen.
If you drive a car and drove in a straight line for 60mph, it would take six months to get to the moon.
The first spacecraft to make it to the Moon was the Luna 2.
The Luna 2 was made by the Soviet Union, and it reached the Moon in 1959. The Luna 2 took a direct path to the Moon, and the journey took approximately 34 hours.
The shortest trip to the Moon was undertaken in 2006 by NASA, by the probe New Horizons. New Horizons travelled at 58,000 km/hr, and arrived at the Moon in 8 and a half hours.