The cheapest times to fly from RIC to MDT are

  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 8th to March 4th (except the week of 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 MDT is early December. Prices can be as high as $487 for Friday flights during mid June, or as low as $264 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Harrisburg

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Harrisburg, PA (MDT) will usually cost between $264 to $344 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $284. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $66 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $285 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to MDT flight.

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

RIC to MDT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to MDT 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 $0.94, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $62 (18%) 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 $275. Return trip prices are from the MDT 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 MDT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 19 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 MDT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from MDT
  • Usually 18.60% less expensive than MDT
  • Nonstop flights available

See RIC to EWR flights

Destination alternative #2: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from MDT
  • Usually 17.02% less expensive than MDT
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to AVP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Harrisburg International Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 188 miles or 303 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to MDT flight is about 1 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Harrisburg, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from RIC to MDT.


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 MDT
Destination airport name Harrisburg International Airport
City Harrisburg, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.2
Longitude -76.8


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