Cheap flights from Richmond to Chicago (RIC - CHI)

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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)

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
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

$114

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 6% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Richmond to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for RIC to CHI flights for May, June
24 May - 1 Jun
$164pp
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 Jun - 3 Jun
$184pp
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
24 May - 1 Jun
$186pp
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

Richmond to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Richmond found for this year
24 May - 1 Jun
$164pp
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
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$177pp
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
1 Jun - 3 Jun
$184pp
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

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Richmond

Save time with Richmond to Chicago direct flight deals
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$177pp
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
8 Oct - 11 Oct
$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
17 Sep - 19 Sep
$217pp
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
24 May - 1 Jun
$164pp
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
24 May - 1 Jun
$186pp
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
24 May - 1 Jun
$189pp
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
3:00 am - 12:13 pm
Major Airline
1 Stop
10h 13m
RIC - ORD
Major Airline
$114
StudentUniverse
3:00 am - 3:37 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
13h 37m
RIC - ORD
American Airlines
2:05 pm - 5:39 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 34m
RIC - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$143
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Related info for your journey

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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.

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.

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 22 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 6 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Richmond to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $164, but on average you can expect to pay $194.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Richmond to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Richmond to Chicago is less than $297.

Are there last-minute flights available from Richmond to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Richmond to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Richmond to Chicago?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

6 flight departures from Richmond Byrd Intl to Chicago per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% 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 02m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $206. 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 are the cheapest airlines flying from Richmond to Chicago round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $164, was found to be the cheapest airline from Richmond to Chicago.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Delta. You may be able to fly from Richmond to Chicago for 43% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 $84. United Airlines flights start at $89 while deals on Delta start at $98 one-way.

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.
Flight duration
2h 16m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Richmond 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%
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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Richmond towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 62% of RIC to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 21% of RIC to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of RIC to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% 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
20 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
22 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
23 daily flights
Friday
24 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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