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How far is New Orleans, LA, from Richmond, VA?

The distance between Richmond (Richmond International Airport) and New Orleans (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 906 miles / 1458 kilometers / 787 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to New Orleans (MSY) is 1012 miles / 1628 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 57 minutes.

Richmond International Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

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Distance from Richmond to New Orleans

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Richmond to New Orleans. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 905.717 miles
  • 1457.610 kilometers
  • 787.047 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
  • 905.147 miles
  • 1456.693 kilometers
  • 786.551 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).

How long does it take to fly from Richmond to New Orleans?

The estimated flight time from Richmond International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 2 hours and 12 minutes.

What is the time difference between Richmond and New Orleans?

The time difference between Richmond and New Orleans is 1 hour. New Orleans is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Flight carbon footprint between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

On average, flying from Richmond to New Orleans generates about 144 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 144 kilograms equals 317 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to New Orleans

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W