Richmond, the capital city of Virginia, is one of the oldest major cities in the US, and as such, boasts a rich history. It was here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry, one of the US’ founding fathers, famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death”, one of the events leading to the Revolutionary War. You are ‘at liberty’ to visit Richmond at any time of the year, but you’ll find the best weather conditions during the spring, between March – May when temperatures are moderate, ranging from 55 – 88 degrees Fahrenheit. In summer, the combination of high temperatures and humidity can be enervating. Despite this, summer is peak tourist season, so flights are more expensive, and hotels are busy, so book in advance if you’re visiting then. From September – November, temperatures return to moderate and there’s more precipitation and wind, making this season less popular with tourists, so you may find cheap flights and deals on accommodation. During winter, it’s even quieter, with daily high temperatures reaching only 48-58 degrees Fahrenheit, and frequent rain or snow. Plan your holiday now, if your main goal is to beat the crowds and save money, just avoid the Christmas season.
The best price found on momondo to Richmond, Virginia was $76/pp from Orlando, which is 87% cheaper than the average flight price to Richmond, Virginia. To find the cheapest price to Richmond, Virginia from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
If you don’t want to visit Richmond, Virginia in August, then you should wait until February to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $216.
We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Richmond, Virginia 60 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Richmond, Virginia for $245. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Richmond, Virginia outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Richmond, Virginia for $32.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Richmond, Virginia is on a Saturday. Travelers who choose to depart for Richmond, Virginia on a Saturday will often find tickets for as low as $216. The most expensive day to fly to Richmond, Virginia is Monday, with ticket prices averaging around $313.
Flying to Richmond, Virginia from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $237 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around $272. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.
If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Richmond for April and October. Parks like Maymont Park are popular hot spots in those months.
Those flying to Richmond, Virginia could potentially find better pricing at Newport News Intl Airport (59 mi from Richmond, Virginia city center), Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (69 mi from Richmond, Virginia city center), Washington Reagan-National Airport (93 mi from Richmond, Virginia city center) or Washington Dulles Intl Airport (97 mi from Richmond, Virginia city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Richmond, Virginia is Charlottesville Albemarle Airport where the average price is $537pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Richmond, Virginia. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Richmond, Virginia at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
You can fly direct to Richmond with any of these airlines: Delta, American Airlines, United, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, and OneJet. Alaska Airlines offers flights to Richmond with one or more stops.
The airport is about 7 miles southeast of downtown Richmond and you’ll find a number of options for transport into the city.
The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) provides bus service between the airport and downtown Richmond on Route 56. Buses run infrequently and only on weekdays and travel time is 56 minutes. Route 7 runs with more frequency, but to catch it you must walk 1 mile from the airport to Nine Mile Rd. and Dakar Dr., and this route also only operates on weekdays. Travel time is about an hour, including the time it takes to walk there, and the fare for either bus is $1.50 USD.
Shuttles, limousines, and sedans
You can arrange for private car, limousine, or shared shuttle van service from RIC into Richmond. Book your ride online, by phone, or walk up to the counter. James River Transportation has a desk inside Richmond International Airport on the first floor, just to the right of the escalators. Rates from the airport to downtown start from $36.00 USD.
Taxis are available to prebook or hail at the airport. You can find them in the center section of the lower level curbside, adjacent to the north and south parking garages. A ride into Downtown Richmond will take about 26 minutes and cost around $28.00 USD.
Rental car counters are near the central entrance of the airport terminal, on the lower level. Book early and find deals on car rentals with Momondo.
Downtown Richmond is compact and walkable, so you can see many attractions on foot, by bike, or take a Segway tour. The GRTC operates a network of buses, including express routes, and there’s also a trolley system, RVA Trolley, which claims to be the very first trolley system in the world, dating back to 1888.
GRTC Transit operated buses serve all parts of Richmond, you can ride for a one-way fare of $1.25 USD, or purchase a 1-day, 7-day or 30-day pass for $3.50 USD, $17.50 USD, or $30.00 USD, and enjoy unlimited rides for the duration of your pass (on consecutive days). For a unique historical ride, hop on the RVA Trolley, which offers public tours daily at 10:30 am Monday – Friday, and twice daily on Saturday and Sunday, at 11:00am and 2:00pm. The price for adults is $30.00 USD, children 4 – 14 ride for $15.00 USD, and younger children are free. Reservations are required.
Taxis are a convenient way to get around the city. You can hail one on the street, or pre-book, which is a good idea during the busy tourist season. Meters begin at $2.50 USD and it costs $.50 USD per 1/5 mile, with a waiting charge of $.50 USD per 80 seconds. There is a $1.00 USD surcharge for after-hours service (9pm – 6am) per trip, and an additional passenger charge of $1.00 USD per person. Uber and Lyft also operate in Richmond.
RVA Bike Share kicked off in 2017, and you can pick up a bike at 20 stations across the city for $1.75 USD per 45 minute trip or get a day pass for $6.00 USD.
Whatever your interests, you’ll find something to keep you amused in Richmond. History buffs will want to visit the local museums and historic sites, thrill seekers can go white water rafting or kayaking, and foodies can get their fill exploring diverse eateries and 30-odd craft breweries. Check out these suggestions for your next Richmond visit.
Hopheads rejoice! Richmond’s craft beer scene is reason enough to visit the city. Get a copy of the Beer Trail Map and work your way through over 30 breweries. Just make sure to have a designated driver or cab it.
The heat, combined with high humidity during summer, can make you feel pretty awful. Make sure to hydrate well and if you become overheated, rest and put cool compresses on your pulse points, and at the back of your neck.