Car Rental Richmond International Airport (RIC)

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Richmond International Airport, Richmond, USA - Virginia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$62.11 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Rav4 or similar
Toyota Rav4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$103.49 / per day
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Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$71.16 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$93.16 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$104.10 / per day
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Special
Ford Fusion 5d or similar
Ford Fusion 5d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$114.56 / per day
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Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$115.14 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$122.31 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:46 on 2019-10-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$75.48 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport Car Rental

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

  • Large cars - from $78 per day
  • Medium cars - from $105 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $122 per day
  • Premium cars - from $106 per day
  • Small cars - from $74 per day
  • SUVs - from $107 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18443708284)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8443708283)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Alamo (Tel: +18443708283)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)

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.

Airport info

Rating
7.5
  • Getting to the airport 3.8
  • Departure and check-in 7.1
  • Terminal facilities 3.7
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 3.1
  • Lounge 1.1

Richmond International Airport (RIC)

  • IATA: RIC
  • ICAO: KRIC
  • Airport name: Richmond International Airport (RIC)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 50.9 m / 167 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 3,818,759
  • Distance from City: 6 miles / 9.7 km E of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 (804) 226 3000

Top 6 Locations near Richmond International Airport

  1. 84.1 km / 52.2 miles away
  2. 120.1 km / 74.6 miles away
  3. 121.7 km / 75.6 miles away
  4. 151.8 km / 94.3 miles away
  5. 161.7 km / 100.5 miles away
  6. 235.4 km / 146.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Richmond International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Richmond International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Richmond International Airport
$66.35
January
February
March
April
$51.98
May
$89.58
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Richmond International Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $51.98. You can see that this is 25% cheaper than the yearly average and 42% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $89.58 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Richmond International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 22 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 2 days.
Average Rental Length at Richmond International Airport
5
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
2
September
5
October
6
November
22
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Richmond International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Richmond International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Richmond International Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
73%
January
63%
February
79%
March
91%
April
118%
May
143%
June
147%
July
127%
August
88%
September
102%
October
94%
November
76%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Ford EcoSport 4 3 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Rav4 5 2 SUVs
Thrifty Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs

Top 6 Suppliers for Richmond International Airport in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18443708284
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8443708283
1 RICHARD E BYRD TERMINAL DR,
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+18443708283
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr

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