The cheapest times to fly from ALW to RIC are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 20th, September 24th, and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ALW to RIC is early November. Prices can be as high as $1411 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $443 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Walla Walla, WA (ALW) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $483 to $1011 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $530. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1010. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $654 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALW to RIC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ALW to RIC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ALW to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ALW to RIC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Walla Walla. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $264 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $567. Return trip prices are from the RIC to ALW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ALW to RIC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ALW to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 20.89% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALW to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 20.81% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALW to BWI flights

Destination alternative #3: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 18.90% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ALW to RDU flights


Flight Hacking ALW to RIC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ALW to RIC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (ALW > SEA > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $510
  • Average savings: $144 (21.96%)

See ALW to SEA flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (ALW > BOS > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $6 (0.92%)

See ALW to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (ALW > JFK > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $651
  • Average savings: $3 (0.46%)

See ALW to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ALW to RIC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Walla Walla Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2165 miles or 3484 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ALW to RIC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALW to RIC flight is about 4 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Walla Walla, WA and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ALW to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ALW
Origination airport name Walla Walla Regional Airport
City Walla Walla, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 46.1
Longitude -118.3

Return Airport

Destination code RIC
Destination airport name Richmond International Airport
City Richmond, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.5
Longitude -77.3


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