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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Columbia, MO (COU)

Flight distance from Richmond to Columbia (Richmond International Airport – Columbia Regional Airport) is 816 miles / 1312 kilometers / 709 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Columbia (COU) is 961 miles / 1547 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 43 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

How far is Columbia from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 815.513 miles
  • 1312.441 kilometers
  • 708.661 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
  • 813.602 miles
  • 1309.365 kilometers
  • 707.001 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 Columbia Regional Airport
City: Columbia, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COU
ICAO Code: KCOU
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N, 92°13′10″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Columbia, MO

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 136 kg (300 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Columbia (COU).

Distance:
816
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
816

Round trip?