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Cheap Flights from Richmond to Chicago, IL, United States - RIC to CHI

Popular flights from Richmond to Chicago

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $334
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 $297
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 $297
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 $297

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Richmond to Chicago (RIC to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Richmond to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $326.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Richmond to Chicago (RIC to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Richmond to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Richmond to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Richmond to Chicago should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $862 $869
7-14 days $515 $503
14-21 days $359 $502
21-30 days $334 $341
30-60 days $334 $341
60-90 days $339 $362
90+ days $338 $346

Cheapest Day To Fly from Richmond to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Richmond to Chicago.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$339 $297 $297 $339 $334 $339 $339

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Richmond to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Richmond to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Richmond Chicago United 5/31/16 6/4/16 0 $339
June Richmond Chicago United 6/7/16 6/10/16 2 $297
July Richmond Chicago American 7/4/16 7/11/16 0 $355
August Richmond Chicago American 8/2/16 8/6/16 0 $339
September Richmond Chicago American 9/23/16 9/26/16 2 $304
October Richmond Chicago American 10/21/16 10/24/16 2 $326
November Richmond Chicago American 11/10/16 11/14/16 0 $339
December Richmond Chicago American 12/21/16 12/28/16 0 $339

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Richmond to Chicago

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Richmond to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$847
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$847 $651
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$651 $339
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$339 $339
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$339

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Richmond to Chicago (RIC to CHI)

Your Richmond to Chicago flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Richmond to Chicago is $318.

The average price for non-stop flights from Richmond to Chicago is $336.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Richmond to Chicago.

Nonstop Flight Details from Richmond to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 7 5 5 4 5 08:00 18:23
United 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 06:55 18:43

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Richmond to Chicago (RIC to CHI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Richmond to Chicago. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Richmond to Chicago is $170.

The average price for round trip flights from Richmond to Chicago is $316.

Richmond to Chicago Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Richmond to Chicago?
Answer: The average Richmond to Chicago flight time is 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Richmond and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Richmond to Chicago is 640 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Richmond to Chicago?
Answer: There are 57 direct flights from Richmond to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Richmond to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 52% of the non-stop flights between Richmond and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Richmond to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Richmond to Chicago (RIC to CHI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Richmond to Chicago with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Richmond to Chicago.

Richmond to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American LGA X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / CVG X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest ATL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Richmond and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Washington to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, United $88
Philadelphia to Chicago American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $87
Baltimore to Chicago American, Spirit, United $81
Raleigh - Durham to Chicago American, Frontier, United $87
Norfolk to Chicago American, United $258
Harrisburg to Chicago American, United $349
Charlottesville to Chicago American, United $284
Greensboro - High Point to Chicago American, United $217
Roanoke to Chicago American, United $405
Jacksonville to Chicago American $228
Fayetteville to Chicago American, United $206
Newport News to Chicago American $289
Lynchburg to Chicago American $393
Salisbury - Ocean City to Chicago American $354
Greenville to Chicago American $297
New Bern to Chicago American $290
Philadelphia to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $116
Baltimore to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $116
Washington to New York American, JetBlue, United $137
Washington to Atlanta American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $166
Philadelphia to Milwaukee American, Frontier, United $118
Washington to Milwaukee American, United $218
Philadelphia to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $162
Baltimore to Milwaukee American, United $229
Washington to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $97
Baltimore to Dallas - Ft Worth American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $87
Raleigh - Durham to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $157
Washington to Detroit American, JetBlue, United $156
Baltimore to Detroit American, Spirit, United $81
Raleigh - Durham to Atlanta American, Frontier $88
Cheap Flights from Richmond to Chicago, IL, United States, from $297 Round trip from RIC to CHI