Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Richmond.

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Visit Richmond.

Give me liberty or give me death! You may recognize this famous phrase from your history textbooks yet haven’t had the chance to explore where it came from. Well now is your chance! Richmond has no shortage of impressive American Civil War sights for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re a history buff or would prefer to just scratch the surface, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit important sites such as St. John’s Church or the American Civil War Museum for war memorabilia and more. Learn about the founding fathers, visit popular cemeteries, and see what life was like during the late 1800s. For sites dedicated to the civil rights movement, take a trip to Capitol Square, located near the Virginia State Capitol.

For a scenic retreat, travel to Belle Isle, a small island in the city. While Belle Isle is considered a city park, the natural beauty of this oasis will surprise you. Walk or bike via a suspension footbridge or rock climb at a small cliff. Spot blue herons, reptiles, ducks, and more natural wildlife that anyone who enjoys the outdoors will fall in love with. You’d be remiss if you didn’t also spend time exploring Richmond’s excellent nightlife and food scene after your time outdoors. Head to downtown Richmond for a vibrant restaurant scene that any foodie will love. Taste freshly caught seafood from Virginia’s waters or stop by one of several breweries for a taste of local offerings. Be sure to also check out local neighborhood eateries, especially in districts such as Jackson Ward. Find exquisite African American and Latin American cuisine, fine-dining establishments, and locally owned shops in this historic district.

Explore the intersection of history and modern-day adventures when you book your flight to Richmond with Southwest. Southwest Airlines flies to Richmond International Airport, making it easy to get to the city. Rest assured that when you book with Southwest, we’ll try to make the process a smooth sailing one from flight selection to checkout. At Southwest, we know that having an excellent trip to Richmond takes more than finding a good deal on your flights. Learn more about the complete Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming trip.

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Things to do in Richmond.
Historic districts
  • Jackson Ward
  • Oregon Hill
  • Union Hill
Picture-perfect parks
  • Belle Isle
  • Bryan Park
  • Forest Hill Park
Must-see museums
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Valentine

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Details about Richmond International Airport.

Airport code:RIC



Main Terminal

Gate B9

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities with nonstop daily service to RIC*


Cities with daily service to RIC*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

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Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

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Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

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Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


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You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.


1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.