Car Rental at Richmond International Airport

✓ No Hidden Costs ✓ 24/7 Support ✓ Free Cancellation
Richmond International Airport, Richmond, USA - Virginia
Unable to find any location
Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30 - 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80+
700+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Richmond International Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$58.98 per day
Richmond International Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$75.42 per day
Richmond International Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$91.93 per day
Richmond International Airport
Premium Regular Cab Pickup
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$94.94 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Richmond International Airport
Compact SUV
Nissan Kicks or similar
Nissan Kicks
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$119.26 per day
Richmond International Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$82.29 per day
Richmond International Airport
Luxury
Lincoln Continental or similar
Lincoln Continental
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$118.62 per day
Richmond International Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Chevrolet Traverse or similar
Chevrolet Traverse
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$137.10 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:08 on 2024-07-15. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$97 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 56 km/h or 25 - 35 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 112 km/h or 55 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.0 / 10
Average gas price
$0.89 per liter or $3.37 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.78 per liter or $2.95 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.00 per liter or $3.79 per gallon
Richmond International Airport

Airport travel guide

Richmond International Airport (RIC) serves Richmond, the capital of the state of Virginia. It is located in the center of the state and is, therefore, used by many seeking to reach other parts of the state. It is also the busiest airport in the state outside of the D.C. area. 

Richmond is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and was important in colonial times. Most of the tourist attractions have to do with the Civil War, though. The city served as the capital of the Confederacy and the White House of the Confederacy can still be visited along with museums dedicated to this era of history. Many other interesting sites can be found in the region surrounding the city and a rental car is essential to visit them. 

Main airlines

As the airport is not a major hub for any airline, there is no one airline that dominates in terms of the number of passengers and departures it has. American Airlines carries the most passengers but is closely followed by Delta. United and the low-cost airlines JetBlue and Southwest are also popular airlines at the airport.
br> These airlines flights are primarily to and from destinations in the Soth, Midwest, and Northeast. The farthest destination away is Denver. The major airlines connect in their hubs, for instance, Delta in Atlanta, so passengers can reach destinations farther away and international destinations.

Terminals

RIC has one terminal with two concourses. Concourse A is used by American Airlines and JetBlue while Concourse B is used by Allegiant, Delta, Southwest, Spirit, and United.

Location

Richmond International is located about 10 miles southeast of downtown Richmond near the interchange of I64 with I-295. It is also about 60 miles from Newport News, only an hours’ drive.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $208 per day
  • Large cars - from $59 per day
  • Medium cars - from $76 per day
  • Vans - from $162 per day
  • Premium cars - from $94 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

Car rental desks

All of the companies serving RIC are located at the airport. The rental desks for all of them can be found near the main entrance on the lower level. When returning your rental, follow the Rental Car Return signs. They will lead you to the parking garage where Alamo, National, Dollar, and Thrifty can be found on the lower level.

Services and facilities

Richmond International has all of the services and facilities one would expect from a midsize airport.

Travelers can find Applebees (which also offers takeout) and Caribou Coffee in the atrium. Concourse A, being the less busy concourse, has only a Caribou Coffe and a Cross Grain Brewhouse. Concourse B has a Caribou Coffee, a Sam Adams restaurant, a Cheeburger Cheeburger, and a Club Level Grill.

In addition to ATMs located throughout the terminal, there is a bank branch, too. A Visitor Information Center is also available to provide travelers with information about the region. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal, too.

Nearest gas station

There are plenty of stations along Highway 60 and Sout Airport Drive when approaching the airport from either Downtown or along I-64. A BP station is located right before the turn to the airport on Highway 60. If exiting from I-64, you will pass a Wawa station on your right which is not only the most convenient but likely the cheapest station in the area.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

Learn more about our Editorial Policy.

Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi 7.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.2
  • Lounge 6.2

Richmond International Airport (RIC)

  • IATA: RIC
  • ICAO: KRIC
  • Name: Richmond International Airport (RIC)
  • Distance from city: 6 miles / 9.7 km

Top 7 locations near Richmond International Airport

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Richmond International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Richmond International Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Richmond International Airport
$24.15
January
February
$52.88
March
April
$37.68
May
$42.91
June
$44.41
July
$55.13
August
$38.66
September
$52.80
October
$28.00
November
$33.54
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Richmond International Airport is January — when rental costs average $24.15 per day. This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $55.13 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Richmond International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in October the average rental period is 8 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 2 days.
Average number of rental days at Richmond International Airport
7
January
February
7
March
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
2
September
8
October
7
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Richmond International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Richmond International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in July, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Richmond International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
34%
January
February
138%
March
April
69%
May
138%
June
172%
July
138%
August
34%
September
69%
October
69%
November
138%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Dollar
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Small cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $59 per day
Cheapest supplier Enterprise

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Canada
Honda CR-V
June 8, 2024
Visited historical sites
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
May 31, 2023
Liked Richmond
× Full Size Image

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Hertz
7.8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$97.32
Lowest daily price
$58.98
Total cars available
759

Top 8 suppliers at Richmond International Airport in 2024

Alamo
Good 7.8
8443708283
1 RICHARD E BYRD TERMINAL DR,
$60 - $293
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
+18042226090
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
$84 - $357
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
+18042227228
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18332685452
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250, United States
$59 - $311
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
National
Good 7.7
+18443708284
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250
$60 - $295
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Dollar
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
8042228751
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
$75 - $134
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 1 review
+18042227416
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
8042268153
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Why book with us?
Special offers
As a market leader (see SimilarWeb), we get special offers like contactless pick-ups, great prices, and free upgrades.
Award-winning
World's Leading Car Rental Booking Website in the World Travel Tech Awards (4 years in a row).
Highly-rated
A combined rating of 4.5 with 150k+ total reviews on platforms like Trustpilot, Google, and Review Center.
4M users
Have already booked on one of the fastest-growing car rental booking websites.
Download Our App
Book and manage your booking on the go
Log in or create an account
Get access to all your bookings in one place
Continue with email
By selecting "Agree and continue", you agree to DiscoverCars.com's
and
What's your email?
Please check your email
Please check your email
We've sent an email with a verification link to {email}
Click on the link in the email to log in.
Please select a pick-up location and dates