The cheapest times to fly from RIC to SUN are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the weeks of February 12th and March 5th)
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th, October 8th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 SUN is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1359 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $358 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Sun Valley

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum, ID (SUN) will usually cost between $406 to $1029 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $432. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $938. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $506 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $657 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to SUN flight.

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

RIC to SUN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to SUN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, 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 $316 (36%) 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 $542. Return trip prices are from the SUN 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 SUN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 32 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 SUN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Boise Air Terminal Airport (BOI) in Boise, ID

  • 97 miles (156 km) away from SUN
  • Usually 25.95% less expensive than SUN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to BOI flights

Destination alternative #2: Joslin Field – Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) in Twin Falls, ID

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from SUN
  • Usually 1.07% less expensive than SUN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIC to TWF flights

Destination alternative #3: Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH) in Pocatello, ID

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from SUN
  • Usually 0.15% less expensive than SUN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIC to PIH flights


Flight Hacking RIC to SUN

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 SUN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (RIC > SEA > SUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $621
  • Average savings: $36 (5.48%)

See RIC to SEA flights

Hack #2: Salt Lake City, UT (RIC > SLC > SUN)

  • Price for both tickets: $638
  • Average savings: $20 (2.97%)

See RIC to SLC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Friedman Memorial Airport to Richmond International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1969 miles or 3169 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to SUN flight is about 4 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum, ID?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from RIC to SUN.


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 SUN
Destination airport name Friedman Memorial Airport
City Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum, ID
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -114.3


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