The flight time from Richmond to Denver is 4 hours, 5 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RIC Richmond, VA 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 38 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DEN Denver, CO 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
88%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Richmond to Denver is 4 hours, 5 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 38 minutes.

The flight distance from Richmond to Denver is 1482 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Denver to Richmond
3 hours, 24 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
4h 5m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

13

Distance

1482 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0123

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
13

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Richmond from Denver by plane?

The distance from Richmond to Denver by plane is 1482 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 Denver?

The flight time from Richmond to Denver is 4 hours, 5 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 38 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Richmond to Denver?

United is the only airline with direct flights from Richmond to Denver.

Does Southwest fly from Richmond to Denver?

Southwest does not fly from Richmond (RIC) to Denver (DEN). 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 218 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Denver 8 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 Denver, United is 88% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 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 Denver, 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 15 218 9 245

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
6am 0.86
5am 0.01
2pm 0.07
8am 0.1
7am 0.02
3pm 0.88

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Denver 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 62
February 56
March 62
April 60
May 61
June 57
July 61
August 61
September 60
October 61
November 53
December 61

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Richmond to Denver 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 2
Tuesday 2.02
Wednesday 2
Thursday 1.96
Friday 1.9
Saturday 1.9
Sunday 1.96

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
United 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6am 15 214 9 240
5am 10 212 6 229
2pm 14 213 9 239
8am 20 231 8 264
7am 16 222 6 252
3pm 16 220 9 250
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.