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Fares from $71 One Way, $157 Round Trip from Richmond to Chicago

Prices starting at $157 for return flights and $71 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Chicago from Richmond

Flights from Richmond to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Richmond to Chicago?

Yes, you'll be happy to hear that you can fly straight from Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Nonstop flights are offered by United Airlines and American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Richmond to Chicago?

Leave that binge-watching for another occasion, because the journey from Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) can be as quick as 2 hours and 5 minutes.

What airlines have the most flights from Richmond to Chicago?

Try out United Airlines (UA). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). It operates 153 services on this route each month and is popular with travelers. American Airlines (AA) also services the route from Richmond to Chicago. It's another reputable choice and has 106 flights each month.

Route Information for Flights from Richmond to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeRIC
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance640 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, SAS, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival12:22PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:17PM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 4, 2020

Felix was especially friendly

Nov 26, 2019

This was one of the best flights that I have had in years.

Oct 5, 2019

Basic economy sucks and the fact that Orbitz doesn’t distinguish between basic economy and economy is equally a problem

Sep 11, 2019

Great staff

Jul 27, 2019

Didn’t like I couldn’t get seat assignments until standing @gate but it worked out better than expected

Jun 9, 2019

My first flight was delayed due to the incoming flight. Our gate attendant David Williams did an amazing job working passengers who had connecting flights in Chicago. He was professional -- proactive in asking individuals to have their baggage ready to be placed under the plane. He kept the passengers updated on the delay. Offered alternative solutions to problems in a polite, professional manner and had a genuine caring attitude. It was a pleasure to have his assistance during the slightly stressful time.

Feb 5, 2019

small seats, uncomfortable

Jan 1, 2019

RIC to ORD, plane too small, especially in light of minimal room for carry-on luggage

Sep 24, 2018

Orbitz again did not apply my TSA Pre Check. If this isn’t changed immediately I will have no choice but to move to another site

Jul 30, 2018

We abided by United's new rules that prohibit full-sized carry-ons to be brouight into the plane. I checked by full-sized carry-on and bought a small underseat carryone to bring on board the plane. When I boarded the plane, however (flght 2008 ORD to YVR), I noticed that the rule wasn't being enforced, and everyone else on the plane had brought full-sized carry-ons -- and, as a result, there was no room at all left in the overhead bins when we got to our seats. My message to United would be: if you post rules about carry-ons, enforce them. If you aren't going to enforce them, don't post them.

Fly from Richmond to Chicago

Get away from the capital of Virginia and explore some of the most renowned landmarks in the Midwest with a flight from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Chicago. From the Art Institute of Chicago at Grant Park to the Willis Tower in downtown, there's a myriad of iconic landmarks in the Windy City. If you plan to drive to the airport in Richmond, use Williamsburg Road or Interstate 64. When you fly from Richmond to Chicago, expect a travel time of about two hours.


Covering more than 300 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan, Grant Park is an urban oasis that's lined with some of Chicago's most visited attractions. The southern tip of the park is home to the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. After looking at tropical fish and studying prehistoric fossils, take astrology lessons at the nearby Adler Planetarium. For an afternoon of shopping and fine dining, you'll want to visit the Magnificent Mile. This thoroughfare is marked by Chicago's tallest buildings, including the 100-story John Hancock Tower, which offers views of the city at the 360 Chicago observation deck.

Hints and tips

The flight from Richmond takes you to Chicago s O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Freezing weather is common in Chicago during the winter with lows ranging from the teens to the 20s, and summer temperatures often peak in the high 80s. The Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Festival Ballet are among cultural events held in Grant Park throughout the year.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.