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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Birmingham, AL (BHM)

Flight distance from Richmond to Birmingham (Richmond International Airport – Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport) is 597 miles / 960 kilometers / 518 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 37 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Birmingham (BHM) is 675 miles / 1087 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 3 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).

How far is Birmingham from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 596.650 miles
  • 960.215 kilometers
  • 518.475 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
  • 595.861 miles
  • 958.946 kilometers
  • 517.789 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
City: Birmingham, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BHM
ICAO Code: KBHM
Coordinates: 33°33′46″N, 86°45′12″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Richmond and Birmingham is 1 hour. Birmingham is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Birmingham, AL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 112 kg (248 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Birmingham (BHM).

Distance:
597
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
597

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