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The cheapest times to fly from RIC to STN are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 STN is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $10500 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $970 for Monday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to London

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to London (STN) will usually cost between $972 to $1635 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1039. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2967. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1928 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to STN flight.

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

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RIC to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to STN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RIC. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Richmond. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $468 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1137. Return trip prices are from the STN 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 STN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 43 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 STN while comparing.

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

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 29.66% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to LGW flights

Destination alternative #2: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 26.88% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to LHR flights

Destination alternative #3: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from STN
  • Usually 24.01% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to LCY flights

Destination alternative #4: Bristol Airport (BRS) in Bristol

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from STN
  • Usually 20.54% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIC to BRS flights

Destination alternative #5: Birmingham Airport (BHX) in Birmingham

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from STN
  • Usually 16.20% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIC to BHX flights

Destination alternative #6: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from STN
  • Usually 15.85% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to MAN flights

 

Flight Hacking RIC to STN

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 STN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (RIC > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $840
  • Average savings: $312 (27.1%)

See RIC to EWR flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (RIC > BOS > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $892
  • Average savings: $260 (22.58%)

See RIC to BOS flights

Hack #3: Edinburgh (RIC > EDI > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $914
  • Average savings: $238 (20.67%)

See RIC to EDI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3746 miles or 6029 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to STN flight is about 7 hour 43 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 49 available flights from RIC to STN.

 

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 STN
Destination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2

 

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