Richmond airport (RIC)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Richmond International Airport, opened on October 15, 1927, is one of the most important in the state of Virginia and serves the metropolitan area of Richmond. It basically operates with domestic flights to the country's eastern and central states.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 3.7 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 804 226 3000. The visitor information center, located on the lower level, operates from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Tel +1 804 236 3260).


The airport is located in Highland Springs, 8 km (5 miles) southeast from Richmond's financial district.

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What services does Richmond airport (RIC) facilities include

The airport has a bank (Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm), ATMs and Wi-Fi access with no charge. In the upper level connector there is a business center with workstations, internet and conference rooms. The USO Center, situated on the lower level, is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm for militaries and their families; it provides drinks, snacks, plugs for electronic devices, computers, telephones, printers, entertainment, Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, tickets for different events, library.

Food and Drinks- There are restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops in the terminal atrium and concourses A and B.
Shopping- Newsagents, gifts, toys and bookstores.
Baggage- The lost and found office is handled by the airport dispatch, on the lower level of the building (Tel +1 804 226 8585). It operates Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Other Services- Chapel, nursing rooms.


Public and private transportation

Bus - Greater Richmond Transit Company (Tel +1 804 358 4782) operates line 56 to White Oak Village and the city centre on weekdays. The fare is USD1.50 and journey time is 30-40 minutes. Buses depart between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm.
There are also private operators that provide pre-arranged services to different destinations, among them: All Seasons Transportation (Tel +1 804 513 4051), James River Transportation (Tel +1 804 249 1052), Marrow Transit (Tel +1 757 564 5466), RVA Transit (Tel +1 804 360 2122), Southern Belle's Transportation (Tel +1 804 505 1012), Tripp's Travel (Tel +1 804 714 0075), Winn Transportation (Tel +1 804 358 9466).
More information

Taxi - Airport Taxi (Tel +1 804 233 4444), Galaxy Cab (Tel +1 804 560 4408) and Mimi Taxicab (Tel +1 804 873 2477) operate cabs from the lower level, adjacent to the North and South car parks. Available from the first flight departure until the last flight arrival. The trip to the city centre takes 10-15 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks near the main entrance, on the lower level of the terminal.

Alamo/National (Tel +1 804 222 7477 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 1:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Sundays from 7:00 am to 1:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 804 222 7416 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 804 222 6090 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 866 434 2226 - Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +1 804 222 0865 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 0:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 804 222 7228 - Sunday to Friday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Payless (Tel +1 804 226 8153 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 877 283 0898 - Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm)


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Parking services at Richmond airport (RIC)

Short- and long-term parking. Valet parking service in front of the Arrivals Hall. Free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Lot) next to the airport's entrance. More information: Tel +1 804 236 4030. Rates

North & South Parking Garages - Multi-storey parking directly opposite the passenger terminal, with short-term bays on the ground floor, where the first hour is free of charge.
Economy Parking A & B - Outdoor areas with courtesy shuttle bus services to the main building.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Ramps, lifts, automatic doors, adapted telephones and restrooms, designated parking spaces. Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should arrange the proper services with their airline at the time of their booking. To request accessible transportation from the airport, contact your preferred taxi company or car rental agency a week in advance.

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Latest updates: December 17, 2018