The cheapest times to fly from ORD to RIC are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 24th, and February 19th)

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 ORD to RIC is early December. Prices can be as high as $685 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $193 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $219 to $359 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 $227. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $393. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $166 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $319 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to RIC flight.

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

ORD to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to RIC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $53 (16%) 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 $277. Return trip prices are from the RIC to ORD 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 ORD to RIC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 8 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 ORD to RIC while comparing.

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

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 33.93% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CHO flights

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 57.05% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RDU flights

Destination alternative #3: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) in Staunton, VA

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 31.82% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to SHD flights

Destination alternative #4: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Newport News/Williamsburg, VA

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 23.35% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to PHF flights

Destination alternative #5: Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 28.84% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to PGV flights

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 26.02% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 641 miles or 1032 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to RIC flight is about 2 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from ORD to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to RIC tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RIC heading for ORD about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Richmond, VA is about 29 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 22 minutes late
  • United: 61 minutes late
  • Envoy: 14 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 49 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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