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The cheapest times to fly from RIC to ATL are

  • August 13th to February 18th (except the week of November 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 RIC to ATL is late January. Prices can be as high as $567 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $185 for Tuesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $196 to $329 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $209. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $321. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $262 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to ATL flight.

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

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RIC to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, 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 $48 (17%) 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 $235. Return trip prices are from the ATL to RIC 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 RIC to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 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 RIC to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 15.84% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to AGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 2.10% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to CHA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 480 miles or 772 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to ATL flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from RIC to ATL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeATL
Destination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-84.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RIC to ATL tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% 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 ATL heading for RIC about 8 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 8 minutes late
  • Delta: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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