# Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Arcata, CA (ACV)

Flight distance from Richmond to Arcata (Richmond International Airport – Arcata–Eureka Airport) is 2491 miles / 4009 kilometers / 2165 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Arcata (ACV) is 3006 miles / 4837 kilometers and travel time by car is about 51 hours 5 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to Arcata.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Arcata–Eureka Airport (ACV).

## How far is Arcata from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2491.358 miles
• 4009.452 kilometers
• 2164.931 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
• 2485.337 miles
• 3999.763 kilometers
• 2159.699 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B Arcata–Eureka Airport
City: Arcata, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: ACV
ICAO Code: KACV
Coordinates: 40°58′41″N, 124°6′32″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Richmond and Arcata is 3 hours. Arcata is 3 hours behind Richmond.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 274 kg (604 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Arcata (ACV).

Distance:
2491
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2491

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