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Richmond International (RIC) Airport is seven miles southeast of the capital of Virginia State, Richmond City. The geographical location of Richmond airport has contributed greatly to the growth and success of the airport itself. Just a two hour drive from Washington DC, business travellers needing to visit Washington can use the slightly quieter Richmond airport as an alternative to Washington airport. For the tourist the Blue Ridge Mountains and Virginia Beach are a short drive. The ease of car rental at Richmond airport means that an inbound business traveller can be on their way to Washington with a minimum of fuss, and the tourist can be off on the heritage trail.
Richmond airport has teamed up with car rental search company Hotwire. They will find the best deal from more than 20 car rental agencies. The rental desk is in the airport itself and the car will be waiting in the lot making for a very efficient service.
Airport facilities are as good as you will find anywhere and meet the high expectations that travellers expect from an International airport. Full banking facilities are provided by BB&T of Virginia including foreign currency exchange. There are several ATM's around the airport complex at strategic locations. Business travellers are well catered for with a teleconferencing facility that includes free LAN internet connectivity and meeting or conference rooms for hire. The upper level of the terminal building has a wireless internet facility which, again, is free to use.
The disabled traveller is well catered for with lifts serving all the public areas, wheelchair availability on the upper level and specially designed rest rooms. There are the usual restaurants, bars and cafes with a wide range of food and drinks to choose from. Shopping facilities are available both before check in and after security checking.