The cheapest times to fly from BRS to RIC are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 BRS to RIC is early December. Prices can be as high as $1602 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $652 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Bristol (BRS) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $704 to $1387 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 $691. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1420. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $729 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $875 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BRS to RIC flight.

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

BRS to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BRS to RIC flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Bristol. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $212 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $871. Return trip prices are from the RIC to BRS 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 BRS 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 7 hour 31 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 BRS to RIC while comparing.

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 24.80% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See BRS to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 15.54% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See BRS to RDU flights

Destination alternative #3: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 10.40% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See BRS to DCA flights

Destination alternative #4: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 8.80% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See BRS to BWI flights


Flight Hacking BRS 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 BRS to RIC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BRS > JFK > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $680
  • Average savings: $195 (22.29%)

See BRS to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BRS > LGA > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $695
  • Average savings: $181 (20.63%)

See BRS to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (BRS > BOS > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $701
  • Average savings: $174 (19.89%)

See BRS to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Bristol Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3635 miles or 5850 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BRS to RIC flight is about 7 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Bristol and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from BRS to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BRS
Origination airport name Bristol Airport
City Bristol
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.4
Longitude -2.7

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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