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The best prices from Richmond 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)

RIC - CHI
Price
$166 - $329
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 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 to Chicago

One-way from

$106

One-way flight from Richmond to Chicago

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 to Chicago?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Chicago. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 20 days in advance to save up to 10% 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 20 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 to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $137, or $157 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Richmond. Users have commonly found prices around $135 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $33. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Richmond to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 7% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Richmond to Chicago in January, February 2021

26 Feb - 28 Feb
$83pp
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
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$90pp
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
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$97pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond to Chicago 2021 flight deals

26 Feb - 28 Feb
$83pp
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
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$90pp
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
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$97pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JetBlue
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Richmond

23 Feb - 27 Feb
$148pp
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
18 Feb - 22 Feb
$167pp
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
6 Apr - 6 Apr
$172pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to Chicago

4 Feb - 7 Feb
$90pp
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
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$106pp
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
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$126pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to Chicago from Richmond

7:00 am - 3:51 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
21h 51m
RIC - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$106
CheapFlights
2:20 am - 10:45 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
9h 25m
RIC - ORD
United Airlines
$138
United
7:05 am - 1:33 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
31h 28m
RIC - MDW
Multiple Airlines
$140
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Richmond to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Richmond to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Richmond and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $83, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

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

Cheapflights has at least 17 direct flights from Richmond to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Richmond to Chicago is less than $281.

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

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

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

2 flight departures from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Is Richmond weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

With an average temperature of 90 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chicago are colder than in Richmond.

How long is the flight from Richmond to Chicago?

A quick flight from Richmond to Chicago can take about 2h 18m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $177. The distance from Richmond to Chicago is about 644 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Richmond to Chicago round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $83, was found to be the cheapest airline from Richmond to Chicago.. You may be able to fly from Richmond to Chicago for 71% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Richmond 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 $42. American Airlines flights start at $96 while deals on Delta start at $98 one-way.

Alternative routes for Richmond to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
2h 11m
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Richmond to Chicago

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$91 $190 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$127 $258 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$149 $341 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$149 $344 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$114 $346 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Richmond to Chicago

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of RIC to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 29% of RIC to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% 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
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
14 daily flights
Tuesday
11 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
10 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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