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The cheapest times to fly from RIC to GTF are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 6th to November 11th

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 GTF is late January. Prices can be as high as $1099 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $352 for Wednesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to Great Falls

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Great Falls, MT (GTF) will usually cost between $393 to $805 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 $487. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $875. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $388 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $633 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to GTF flight.

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

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RIC to GTF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to GTF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $242 (33%) 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 $481. Return trip prices are from the GTF 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 GTF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 18 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 GTF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 36.52% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Missoula International Airport (MSO) in Missoula, MT

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 21.11% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to MSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 15.89% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to HLN flights

Destination alternative #4: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from GTF
  • Usually 9.25% less expensive than GTF
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to FCA flights

 

Flight Hacking RIC to GTF

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 GTF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (RIC > MSP > GTF)

  • Price for both tickets: $573
  • Average savings: $60 (9.41%)

See RIC to MSP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Great Falls International Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1848 miles or 2974 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to GTF flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Great Falls, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from RIC to GTF.

 

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 GTF
Destination airport name Great Falls International Airport
City Great Falls, MT
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -111.4

 

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