The cheapest times to fly from RIC to PEK are

  • January 15th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 26th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)

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 PEK is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1662 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $520 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $520 to $1571 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $520. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1056 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $796 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to PEK flight.

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

RIC to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to PEK 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RIC. 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 $103 (10%) 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 $866. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RIC to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (RIC > MCO > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $759
  • Average savings: $37 (4.65%)

See RIC to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7003 miles or 11270 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to PEK flight is about 13 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from RIC to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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