The flight time from Richmond to Atlanta is 1 hour, 38 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RIC Richmond, VA 3 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 15 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Richmond to Atlanta is 1 hour, 38 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 15 minutes.

The flight distance from Richmond to Atlanta is 481 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Richmond
1 hour, 26 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 37m
1h 38m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



481 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Richmond from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Richmond to Atlanta by plane is 481 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Richmond to Atlanta?

The flight time from Richmond to Atlanta is 1 hour, 38 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 15 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 37 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 38 minutes.

What airlines fly from Richmond to Atlanta?

Delta and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Richmond to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Richmond to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Richmond (RIC) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 19 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Richmond 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 75 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 11 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Richmond to Atlanta, Southwest is 90% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 93% 7% 0%
Southwest 90% 9% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Richmond and Atlanta, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 12 76 7 97
Delta 14 75 7 98

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
11am 0.14
7pm 0.77
9am 0.7
3pm 0
9pm 0
5am 0.95
5pm 1.13
10am 0.49
8am 0.88
4pm 1.08
6am 1.33
2pm 0.88
7am 0.84
6pm 0.48
12pm 1.49
1pm 0.46

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Atlanta that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 339
February 307
March 387
April 376
May 386
June 371
July 376
August 386
September 329
October 348
November 328
December 316

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Atlanta that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 12.25
Tuesday 12.25
Wednesday 12.25
Thursday 12.1
Friday 12.15
Saturday 9.08
Sunday 11.63

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 1
Southwest 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
11am 13 74 6 93
7pm 13 75 10 102
9am 13 74 7 96
3pm 10 73 7 90
9pm 12 88 15 115
5am 12 74 6 94
5pm 13 74 7 97
10am 13 72 7 93
8am 14 74 7 98
4pm 14 76 7 97
6am 14 77 7 99
2pm 13 76 7 98
7am 16 75 8 102
6pm 14 78 9 103
12pm 13 76 7 98
1pm 14 74 7 97
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.