The cheapest times to fly from CID to RIC are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • early December

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 CID to RIC is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $587 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $285 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $287 to $459 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $326. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $474. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $147 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to RIC flight.

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

CID to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CID to RIC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $90 (22%) 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 $314. Return trip prices are from the RIC to CID 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 CID to RIC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 28 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 CID to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 6.42% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to CHO flights

Destination alternative #2: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 6.01% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to ORF flights

Destination alternative #3: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Newport News/Williamsburg, VA

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 2.79% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to PHF flights

Destination alternative #4: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 4.47% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to RDU flights

Destination alternative #5: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 2.09% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to DCA flights

Destination alternative #6: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 0.70% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See CID to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to The Eastern Iowa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 821 miles or 1321 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to RIC flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from CID to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCID
Origination airport nameThe Eastern Iowa Airport
CityCedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRIC
Destination airport nameRichmond International Airport
CityRichmond, VA
Countrythe United States


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