The cheapest times to fly from CLT to RIC are

  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 18th (except the week of December 24th)

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 CLT to RIC is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $563 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $249 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $268 to $350 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $82 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $342 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to RIC flight.

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

CLT to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to RIC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.83, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RIC, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. 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 $27 (8%) 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 $313. Return trip prices are from the RIC to CLT 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 CLT 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 27 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 CLT to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 48.25% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 30.85% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to DCA flights

Destination alternative #3: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 30.85% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to IAD flights

Destination alternative #4: Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 3.22% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to CHO flights

Destination alternative #5: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, VA

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 1.61% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to ORF flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (CLT > LGA > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $332
  • Average savings: $11 (3.07%)

See CLT to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 257 miles or 414 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to RIC flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from CLT to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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 CLT to RIC tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RIC heading for CLT about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Richmond, VA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 15 minutes late
  • PSA: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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