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Cheap flights to Richmond, VA

Popular in November High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest in July Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $268 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $122 From New York to Richmond
One-way from $36 One-way flight from New York to Richmond
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Richmond related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Richmond along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers returning to the US are advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people and consider getting tested for COVID-19 after returning from travel and participated in higher risk activities.

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Richmond and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Richmond flights by month

January
$235
February
$239
March
$277
April
$295
May
$299
June
$302
July
$308
August
$286
September
$271
October
$281
November
$281
December
$278
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Richmond is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Richmond?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - RIC
Price
$235 - $366
RIC
Temperature
51.8 - 89.6 °F
RIC
Rainfall
2.56 - 4.84 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Richmond, but there are other times where great deals are available. July sees the temperatures in Richmond peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Richmond?

The price you pay for your flight to Richmond may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 37 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Richmond?

The cheapest flights to Richmond are usually found when departing on a Saturday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Monday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Richmond?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Richmond trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

It’s said only 250 people lived in Richmond when it became a town in 1742. Clearly, there was something special about this Virginia settlement because today, more than 1 million people call Richmond home. The city’s location to colonial Williamsburg, historic Washington, DC, and the Atlantic coastline make booking flights to Richmond an easy choice for all types of travelers.

If there’s one thing for certain about Richmond, it’s loaded with history. Richmond was named the capital of Virginia in 1780 and was known as the Capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Fly back in time to Richmond’s battlefields, cemeteries, monuments and museums that pay tribute to the Robert E. Lee and Union days. But Richmond isn’t stuck in the past. Boasting an urban nightlife to rival other cities, and offering many modern attractions including chic restaurants, open-air bars and plenty of open green space, there’s something for everyone in Richmond.

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Richmond climate

Richmond has a pleasant climate with four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in April with mild days and cool nights, and by late May things have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. Summer temperatures are comfortable, and the days are dampened by gentle showers of rain. July is the wettest month. Days stay warm to mild through to October, when fall is marked by nights once again becoming very chilly. December and January are the coldest months. Light snowfalls occur from the end of November, but most snow falls in January. Average yearly snowfall is 14 inches.

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Best Time to Fly to Richmond

Peak Season:

Richmond sees high tourism traffic during the summer and fall months. Summers are warm but rain is common, usually cooling off the hot days. Fall brings changing colors and cool nights. Book flights to Richmond in the spring and avoid the summer travel rush. The weather is comfortable, the colors are bold and the air is crisp.

Off Season:

Winter is cold and can bring a bitter chill to the area. However, this is also the best time to book cheap flights to Richmond and get discounted hotel rates, as tourism is down and there is not a lot of action in the city.

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Getting around Richmond

You’ll need exact change to ride the Greater Richmond Transit Company’s public buses. The buses run all over Richmond’s metropolitan area every day. Between June and September the city also runs a shuttle service connecting the area’s cultural attractions. Orange buses run between Chimborazo Park and the Science Museum of Virginia, and blue line buses run from the science museum to Maymount. Fares are cheap and you can hop on or hop off at any of the attractions along the way. There are plenty of taxis all over the city, with taxi stands found outside the airport, Amtrak and Greyhound terminals and most hotels. It’s easy to navigate the compact city on foot and there are many walking tours offered. You don’t need a car if you’re just staying in town, but if you’d like explore beyond the city limits, renting a car is a good idea. Parking is easy to find in Richmond and traffic is usually easy to manage. 

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Richmond Travel Information

Take a break from U.S. history and visit the museum dedicated to one of America’s most revered authors, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe didn’t live in Richmond, but he was part of the junior honor guard that escorted General Lafayette here in 1824. Today, the museum consists of four buildings depicting the largest collection of Poe artifacts and publications. Guided tours are a must, but you can explore the Enchanted Garden on your own.

Just a short drive from Richmond is Fort Lee, home to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps and its Quartermaster Museum. View the uniforms and equipment from all of America’s wars.

Take a trip through the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, the only facility dedicated to the women who served in the army. Today, this museum holds a special significance now that women are serving alongside men in Iraq.

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