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The cheapest times to fly from RIC to CLT are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 CLT is early September. Prices can be as high as $563 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $265 for Wednesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $268 to $350 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $76 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $344 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to CLT flight.

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

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RIC to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to CLT 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 $0.83, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CLT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RIC. 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 $27 (8%) 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 $312. Return trip prices are from the CLT 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 CLT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 27 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 CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 36.63% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to TRI flights

Destination alternative #2: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 24.13% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to GSP flights

Destination alternative #3: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 35.90% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to AGS flights

Destination alternative #4: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia, SC

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 24.13% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to CAE flights

Destination alternative #5: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 19.77% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to AVL flights

Destination alternative #6: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 15.12% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to RDU flights

 

Flight Hacking RIC to CLT

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 RIC to CLT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (RIC > LGA > CLT)

  • Price for both tickets: $334
  • Average savings: $10 (2.91%)

See RIC to LGA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 257 miles or 414 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to CLT flight is about 1 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from RIC to CLT.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RIC to CLT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 41% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CLT heading for RIC about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Charlotte, NC is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 3 minutes late
  • PSA: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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