The cheapest times to fly from RIC to MCO are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- April 23rd to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 14th)
- August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 MCO is early September. Prices can be as high as $720 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $163 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to Orlando
Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $166 to $358 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 $173. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $316. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $143 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $186 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to MCO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RIC to MCO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RIC to MCO 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 $0.17, 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 $100 (35%) 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 $177. Return trip prices are from the MCO to RIC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from RIC to MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 MCO while comparing.
- 24 miles (39 km) away from MCO
- Usually 15.59% less expensive than MCO
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RIC to MCO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Orlando International Airport to Richmond International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RIC to MCO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to MCO flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.
How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Orlando, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from RIC to MCO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Richmond International Airport|
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|Destination airport name||Orlando International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RIC to MCO tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 42% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for RIC about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- JetBlue: 35 minutes late
- Spirit: 14 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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