The cheapest times to fly from RIC to LHR are

  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 LHR is late May. Prices can be as high as $1850 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $693 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to London (LHR) will usually cost between $709 to $1258 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $703. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1447. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $744 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $842 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to LHR flight.

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

RIC to LHR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to LHR flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $112 (12%) 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 $850. Return trip prices are from the LHR 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 LHR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 41 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 LHR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 25 miles (40 km) away from LHR
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than LHR
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to LGW flights


Flight Hacking RIC to LHR

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 LHR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RIC > BOS > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $532
  • Average savings: $311 (36.88%)

See RIC to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RIC > LGA > LHR)

  • Price for both tickets: $546
  • Average savings: $297 (35.21%)

See RIC to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $548
  • Average savings: $295 (34.98%)

See RIC to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Heathrow Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3726 miles or 5996 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to LHR flight is about 7 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from RIC to LHR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRIC
Origination airport nameRichmond International Airport
CityRichmond, VA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLHR
Destination airport nameLondon Heathrow Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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