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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from RIC to:
Richmond 8 miles
Washington 91 miles
Dulles 102 miles
Baltimore 120 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
8 miles: Richmond International Airport (RIC)
92 miles: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
97 miles: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
120 miles: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

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Richmond Airport Guide

Spend some time on Belle Isle, an island in the middle of the James River which has great walking and mountain biking trails. You can also swim from the shores of the island. Visit the strange sounding Shockoe Bottom, the historic part of Richmond which was badly damaged in flooding from recent hurricanes. Rebuilding and renovation is slowly beginning to bring the neighbourhood back to its former glory. Maymont Park is another great place for a walk with beautiful gardens, fountains and statues; it’s considered to be one of the finest urban parks in the US.

Richmond Airport Directions

The airport road joins route 64 which travels west to the north of Richmond. When you reach the junction of route 95, turn south and you’ll soon be in the centre of Richmond.

Richmond Airport Parking

9,000 spaces await you at Richmond International Airport split into Valet, short term and long term as well as economy parking served by a shuttle. Most parking is within easy reach of the terminal and less mobile travellers have their own dedicated spaces very close by.

Richmond Airport Flight Information

Whilst Richmond International Airport has many flights to and from Canada and within the US, there are no flights outside of North America. There are plenty of flights from the UK and Europe to eastern US hubs with links to Richmond.

Hotels Near Richmond Airport

For a little history during your stay, spend a night or two at the Linden Row Inn. Set in a historic building in the centre of the city, the hotel has many original features. For a very upmarket stay, try the Jefferson Hotel, a five star hotel with oodles of fabulous facilities at around $100 a night.

Richmond Time Zone

Richmond is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Richmond Info

Richmond is a historic city and the capital of Virginia. It was first settled by émigrés from Jamestown and a small settlement was built on the site as early as 1609. The importance of Jamestown meant that the settlement dwindled and it wasn’t for another 130 years before the Richmond we know today was founded. Key industries contributed to its growth including tobacco production but it was during the Revolution that Richmond really appeared on the map with Patrick Henry’s keynote speech made their and the passing of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Later, the Civil War made Richmond the Confederacy capital for a time.

Richmond Trivia:
  • Richmond is the capital of the state known as the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • It was an important Native American settlement before the arrival of Europeans
  • Briefly occupied by settlers around 1609, it wasn’t properly settled until 1737
  • During the Civil War it was the capital of the Confederate States
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