Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Richmond, VA (RIC)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Richmond (Lafayette Regional Airport – Richmond International Airport) is 980 miles / 1578 kilometers / 852 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Richmond (RIC) is 1112 miles / 1790 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 31 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lafayette to Richmond.

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Richmond International Airport (RIC).

How far is Richmond from Lafayette?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Lafayette and Richmond. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 980.333 miles
• 1577.693 kilometers
• 851.886 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
• 979.418 miles
• 1576.221 kilometers
• 851.091 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information

A Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″W

B Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Lafayette and Richmond is 1 hour. Richmond is 1 hour ahead of Lafayette.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 149 kg (330 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Richmond (RIC).

Distance:
980
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
980

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