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The cheapest times to fly from HEL to RIC are

  • January 1st to May 27th (except the weeks of February 12th, February 19th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • October 29th to December 2nd

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 HEL to RIC is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1919 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $950 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Helsinki (HEL) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $1088 to $1577 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1113. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1744. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $631 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1175 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HEL to RIC flight.

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

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HEL to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HEL to RIC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Helsinki. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, 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 Helsinki. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $111 (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 $1214. Return trip prices are from the RIC to HEL 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 HEL 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 8 hour 53 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 HEL to RIC while comparing.

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 39.06% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to IAD flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 37.49% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to DCA flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 32.89% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to BWI flights

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 3.45% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See HEL to RDU flights

 

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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $667
  • Average savings: $508 (43.23%)

See HEL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (HEL > BOS > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $770
  • Average savings: $406 (34.51%)

See HEL to JFK flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (HEL > CPH > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $801
  • Average savings: $375 (31.87%)

See HEL to CPH flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Helsinki Vantaa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4390 miles or 7065 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HEL to RIC flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Helsinki and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from HEL to RIC.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeHEL
Origination airport nameHelsinki Vantaa Airport
CityHelsinki
CountryFinland
Latitude60.3
Longitude25

Return Airport

Destination codeRIC
Destination airport nameRichmond International Airport
CityRichmond, VA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.5
Longitude-77.3

 

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