The cheapest times to fly from RIC to FSM are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th

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 FSM is late September. Prices can be as high as $742 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $264 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Fort Smith

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Fort Smith, AR (FSM) will usually cost between $281 to $487 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $455. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $149 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to FSM flight.

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

RIC to FSM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to FSM 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 $0.24, which is below average.


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 $102 (24%) 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 $316. Return trip prices are from the FSM to RIC 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 RIC to FSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 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 RIC to FSM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Texarkana Regional-Webb Field Airport (TXK) in Texarkana, AR

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 10.05% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to TXK flights

Destination alternative #2: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Fayetteville, AR

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 8.15% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to XNA flights

Destination alternative #3: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from FSM
  • Usually 0.82% less expensive than FSM
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to SGF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Smith Regional Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 958 miles or 1542 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to FSM flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Fort Smith, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from RIC to FSM.


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 FSM
Destination airport name Fort Smith Regional Airport
City Fort Smith, AR
Country the United States
Latitude 35.3
Longitude -94.4


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