The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Richmond is $1,483 for a solo traveler, $2,663 for a couple, and $4,993 for a family of 4. Downtown Richmond hotels range from $52 to $271 per night with an average of $99, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Richmond International Airport (RIC) are between $585 and $917 per person for economy flights and $1,836 to $2,878 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $50 to $100 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Downtown Richmond, VA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to RIC and stay in a Downtown Richmond hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Richmond is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Downtown Richmond Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $1,159-$2,157($166-$308 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $377 to $779 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $113 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $80 to $98 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $2,302-$3,912($329-$559 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $754 to $1,558 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $113 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $80 to $98 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $3,628-$7,272($518-$1,039 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,508 to $3,116 for economy

Lodging: $144 to $226 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $147 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Richmond

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Richmond? The cheapest trip to Downtown Richmond is about $115 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $100 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $45.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $808-$1,874($115-$268 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $377 to $779 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $130 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $1,346-$2,968($192-$424 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $754 to $1,558 for economy

Lodging: $45 to $52 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $100 to $130 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $2,692-$5,468($385-$781 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,508 to $3,116 for economy

Lodging: $90 to $104 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $160 to $182 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Downtown Richmond cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Richmond Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Downtown Richmond.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $2,582-$8,145($369-$1,164 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $190 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $886 to $1,799 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $271 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $4,168-$11,274($595-$1,611 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $380 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,772 to $3,598 for first class

Lodging: $166 to $271 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Richmond for a week is $8,336-$19,536($1,191-$2,791 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $400 to $760 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,544 to $7,196 for first class

Lodging: $332 to $542 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,170 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Richmond Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Downtown Richmond is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Downtown Richmond due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Downtown Richmond Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Downtown Richmond hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Downtown Richmond.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Richmond

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $917 average in late July to a low of $585 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $579. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Richmond our data includes 596 originating airports, and 113 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Richmond from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,157 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $168.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Downtown Richmond, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $333, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Downtown Richmond can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $675 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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