The cheapest times to fly from SAW to RIC are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • October 8th to December 16th (except the week of October 29th)

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 SAW to RIC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1649 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $613 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Richmond

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Richmond, VA (RIC) will usually cost between $614 to $1449 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $614. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $964 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $755 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to RIC flight.

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

SAW to RIC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to RIC flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Richmond, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $175 (11%) 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 $794. Return trip prices are from the RIC to SAW 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 SAW to RIC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 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 SAW to RIC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 24.64% less expensive than RIC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAW to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 21.99% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAW to DCA flights

Destination alternative #3: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from RIC
  • Usually 21.85% less expensive than RIC
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAW to BWI flights


Flight Hacking SAW to RIC

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 SAW to RIC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SAW > LGA > RIC)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $31 (4.04%)

See SAW to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Richmond International Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5311 miles or 8547 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to RIC flight is about 10 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Richmond, VA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SAW to RIC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAW
Origination airport name Sabiha Gokcen Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.9
Longitude 29.3

Return Airport

Destination code RIC
Destination airport name Richmond International Airport
City Richmond, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.5
Longitude -77.3


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