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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Richmond to Lake Charles (Richmond International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 1045 miles / 1681 kilometers / 908 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 28 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 1189 miles / 1914 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 49 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to Lake Charles.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1044.671 miles
  • 1681.236 kilometers
  • 907.795 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
  • 1043.572 miles
  • 1679.467 kilometers
  • 906.840 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 Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Richmond and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Lake Charles, LA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 154 kg (339 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
1045
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1045

Round trip?