The cheapest times to fly from RIC to ZRH are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 1st)

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 ZRH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1565 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $771 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $847 to $1334 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 $871. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1309. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1039 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIC to ZRH flight.

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

RIC to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIC to ZRH flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Richmond. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $117 (10%) 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 $970. Return trip prices are from the ZRH 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 ZRH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 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 ZRH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 6.64% less expensive than ZRH
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIC to LIN flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 5.58% less expensive than ZRH
  • 1-layover flights available

See RIC to MXP flights


Flight Hacking RIC to ZRH

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 ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (RIC > BOS > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $663
  • Average savings: $376 (36.19%)

See RIC to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RIC > JFK > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $665
  • Average savings: $374 (36%)

See RIC to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (RIC > LGA > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $370 (35.56%)

See RIC to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4203 miles or 6764 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIC to ZRH flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Richmond, VA and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from RIC to ZRH.


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 ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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