The cheapest times to fly from PEK to RIC are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the week of September 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 PEK to RIC is late October. Prices can be as high as $1624 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $693 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $740 to $1363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $748. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $617 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $851 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to RIC flight.

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

PEK to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to RIC flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below 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 PEK. Saturdays 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 $103 (10%) 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 $875. Return trip prices are from the RIC to PEK 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 PEK 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 13 hour 35 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 PEK to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 8.93% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to DCA flights

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

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 8.70% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to BWI flights

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 6.70% less expensive than RIC
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to IAD flights

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

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 0.53% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to RDU flights


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

Hack #1: Boston, MA (PEK > BOS > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $782
  • Average savings: $69 (8.11%)

See PEK to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (PEK > JFK > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $817
  • Average savings: $34 (4%)

See PEK to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7003 miles or 11270 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to RIC flight is about 13 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from PEK to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

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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