The cheapest times to fly from ATL to RIC are

  • August 6th to February 18th (except the weeks of November 19th and December 17th)

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 ATL to RIC is early December. Prices can be as high as $550 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $185 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $196 to $336 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $209. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $329. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $120 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $262 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to RIC flight.

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

ATL to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to RIC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $48 (17%) 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 $236. Return trip prices are from the RIC to ATL 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 ATL to RIC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from ATL to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 13.36% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to RDU flights

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 8.21% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to BWI flights

Destination alternative #3: Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 8.02% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to PGV flights

Destination alternative #4: Salisbury-Ocean City/Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) in Salisbury, MD

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 2.67% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to SBY flights

Destination alternative #5: Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport (ROA) in Roanoke, VA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 6.87% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to ROA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 480 miles or 772 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to RIC flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from ATL to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ATL to RIC tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RIC heading for ATL about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Richmond, VA is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 15 minutes late
  • Delta: 13 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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