The cheapest times to fly from REC to RIC are

  • early February
  • March 5th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • August 13th to November 4th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 REC to RIC is late March. Prices can be as high as $3805 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1471 for Wednesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Recife (REC) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $1479 to $2993 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $1670. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2905. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1235 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2021 can be considered a good price for a round-trip REC to RIC flight.

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

REC to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the REC to RIC flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Recife. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $525 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1849. Return trip prices are from the RIC to REC 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 REC 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 30 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 REC 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 29.47% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See REC to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 23.03% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See REC to IAD flights

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

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 17.44% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See REC to DCA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $760
  • Average savings: $1261 (62.39%)

See REC to MCO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $900
  • Average savings: $1121 (55.47%)

See REC to MIA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (REC > JFK > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1054
  • Average savings: $967 (47.85%)

See REC to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Azul, COPA, Delta, LATAM, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4173 miles or 6716 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop REC to RIC flight is about 8 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Recife 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 REC to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code REC
Origination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9

Return Airport

Destination code RIC
Destination airport name Richmond International Airport
City Richmond, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.5
Longitude -77.3


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