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The cheapest times to fly from GIG to RIC are

  • January 22nd to June 10th (except the weeks of February 19th and March 26th)
  • October 22nd to November 4th

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 GIG to RIC is early March. Prices can be as high as $2383 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $987 for Tuesday flights around early March.

 

When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $1062 to $1934 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1092. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2121. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1029 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1526 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GIG to RIC flight.

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

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GIG to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GIG to RIC flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rio de Janeiro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Richmond, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Rio de Janeiro. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $116 (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 $1444. Return trip prices are from the RIC to GIG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GIG 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 9 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 GIG to RIC while comparing.

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 42.66% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to IAD flights

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 37.09% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to BWI flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 33.88% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to DCA flights

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 22.48% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See GIG to RDU flights

 

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

Hack #1: Miami, FL (GIG > MIA > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $659 (43.18%)

See GIG to MCO flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (GIG > MCO > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $981
  • Average savings: $545 (35.71%)

See GIG to MIA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (GIG > FLL > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $544 (35.65%)

See GIG to FLL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4718 miles or 7593 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GIG to RIC flight is about 9 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Rio de Janeiro and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from GIG to RIC.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code GIG
Origination airport name Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.8
Longitude -43.2

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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