The flight time from Richmond to Charlotte is 1 hour, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RIC Richmond, VA 4 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
52 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives CLT Charlotte, NC 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Richmond to Charlotte is 1 hour, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Richmond to Charlotte is 257 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Charlotte to Richmond
1 hour, 7 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 16m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



257 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Richmond from Charlotte by plane?

The distance from Richmond to Charlotte by plane is 257 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 Charlotte?

The flight time from Richmond to Charlotte is 1 hour, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 52 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Richmond to Charlotte?

American is the only airline with direct flights from Richmond to Charlotte.

Does Southwest fly from Richmond to Charlotte?

Southwest does not fly from Richmond (RIC) to Charlotte (CLT). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 52 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Charlotte 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 Charlotte, American is 88% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 88% 11% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Richmond and Charlotte, 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
American 15 52 7 76

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
10pm 0.01
4pm 0.02
6am 0.99
5pm 0.65
8pm 0.34
5am 0.96
11am 0.94
10am 0.08
3pm 0.91
7pm 0.59
6pm 0.32
1pm 0.91
9am 0.88
8am 0
2pm 0.3
9pm 0

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Charlotte 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 266
February 239
March 264
April 256
May 242
June 229
July 237
August 239
September 233
October 242
November 239
December 234

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Charlotte 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 8.23
Tuesday 8.21
Wednesday 8.29
Thursday 8.15
Friday 8.31
Saturday 7.06
Sunday 7.9

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
American 1

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
10pm 12 50 6 68
4pm 13 56 6 75
6am 16 51 8 78
5pm 16 52 7 78
8pm 17 51 7 76
5am 13 50 6 70
11am 15 52 7 76
10am 14 51 11 78
3pm 15 51 8 78
7pm 14 51 9 76
6pm 16 52 6 76
1pm 15 51 8 76
9am 18 54 6 80
8am 24 46 5 75
2pm 14 53 6 76
9pm 11 48 13 72
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.