Cheap flights from Richmond to Chicago (RIC - CHI)

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The best prices from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago are usually found in August or May, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Richmond (RIC) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best RIC to CHI flight in 2021: compare Richmond to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
RIC - CHI
Price
$166 - $329
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

October

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$166

From Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$88

One-way flight from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

Flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago (RIC - CHI)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 6% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

August can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Richmond, Virginia with a flight ticket averaging about $291. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $155. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of October.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 39 days in advance to save up to 39% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 39 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $360, or $454 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Richmond to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for RIC to CHI flights for October, November
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$82pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$89pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 6 Nov
$95pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Richmond found for this year
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$82pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$89pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 6 Nov
$95pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Richmond

Save time with Richmond to Chicago direct flight deals
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$177pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
$187pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
12 Nov - 14 Nov
$197pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Richmond, departing today and this week
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$82pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$89pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
5 Nov - 6 Nov
$95pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Richmond

The cheapest one-way flights from Richmond to Chicago
7:47 am - 2:58 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
8h 11m
RIC - RFD
Multiple Airlines
$88
Gotogate
11:00 am - 5:57 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 57m
RIC - ORD
American Airlines
2:59 pm - 1:38 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
23h 39m
RIC - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$97
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Flight FAQs

From Richmond to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Richmond to Chicago?

Located just 6.9 mi from the city center, Richmond Byrd Intl is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from Richmond. Booking flights from Byrd Intl (RIC) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 25 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 6 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $95, but on average you can expect to pay $130.

Are there nonstop flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago is less than $247.

Are there last-minute flights available from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago on average per day?

Per day, 5 flights depart from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 40% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 60% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

For as low as $95, Spirit Airlines can have you in Chicago from Richmond, Virginia in 2h 22m. Airlines will cover a distance of 644 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $95, was found to be the cheapest airline from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be American Airlines. Spirit Airlines is priced at 67% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $38. American Airlines flights start at $83 while deals on Delta start at $98 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

When deciding which route to take from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago consider Richmond Byrd Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl, Richmond Byrd Intl - Chicago Midway or Richmond Byrd Intl - Chicago Greater Rockford as they are the most popular.

What are the most reliable airlines from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Richmond, Virginia, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Royal Jordanian (96%), Iberia (93%), Japan Airlines( 88%).

What are the cheapest flights from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago? While on average our users pay $568, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $104. The most popular route (Richmond Byrd Intl - Chicago O'Hare Intl), is priced around $82.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago?

The most popular airlines flying from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago are Major Airline, American Airlines and JetBlue. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Richmond?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Richmond from Chicago?

Returning to Richmond Byrd Intl from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Richmond Byrd Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Richmond Byrd Intl.

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Alternative routes for Richmond to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Richmond to Chicago.
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Richmond to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$91 $190 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$114 $346 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$127 $258 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$149 $344 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$149 $341 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Richmond to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Richmond towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of RIC to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 36% of RIC to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 27% of RIC to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RIC to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Richmond to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Richmond to Chicago.
Sunday
15 daily flights
Monday
28 daily flights
Tuesday
27 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
23 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
25 daily flights
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