Richmond travel guide

Richmond Tourism | Richmond Guide

You're Going to Love Richmond

With a population of 103,701, Richmond is a must-see destination in California, United States. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Richmond has to offer.

Where to Eat in Richmond

If you’re looking for affordable options, Salute E Vita Ristorante (1900 Esplanade Dr.) and Assemble Kitchen (1414 Harbour Way South) are great picks.

When to visit Richmond

Richmond in December
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel
Richmond in December
Estimated hotel price
$111
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Richmond in August, when the average temperature is 64.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 71.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 42.8 °F, with an average temperature of 50 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 4.8″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Richmond, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Richmond

Plane

Although Richmond doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Oakland Airport (OAK), which is located 17 miles from Richmond. Oakland Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, ITA Airways, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Richmond departs from Ontario and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Richmond. The train journey from Richmond to Sacramento takes 1h 41m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fresno, expect to pay about $21 for a 3h 58m trip. The train station in Richmond is called Richmond, and is located 0.4 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 11 miles from Richmond. You’ll find branches of Fox and Kyte, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Oakland, the bus ride to Richmond takes 20 miles and will cost you around $8. From Santa Barbara, the ticket costs about $81 for a journey of 395 miles.

Plane

Although Richmond doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Oakland Airport (OAK), which is located 17 miles from Richmond. Oakland Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, ITA Airways, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Richmond departs from Ontario and takes around 1h 20m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Richmond. The train journey from Richmond to Sacramento takes 1h 41m and costs around $17 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fresno, expect to pay about $21 for a 3h 58m trip. The train station in Richmond is called Richmond, and is located 0.4 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car rental from San Francisco, which is about 11 miles from Richmond. You’ll find branches of Fox and Kyte, among others, in San Francisco.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Busbud. From Oakland, the bus ride to Richmond takes 20 miles and will cost you around $8. From Santa Barbara, the ticket costs about $81 for a journey of 395 miles.

Airports near Richmond

Airlines serving Richmond

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,345 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,570 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,536 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Richmond

Most booked hotels in Richmond

Hotel Mac
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 53 reviews)
$176+
Claremont Club and Spa A Fairmont Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 330 reviews)
$366+
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
4 stars
Excellent (8, 1182 reviews)
$191+
Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Berkeley
3 stars
Excellent (8, 62 reviews)
$149+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
4 stars
Good (7.7, 1250 reviews)
$151+
Graduate Berkeley
4 stars
Good (7.6, 541 reviews)
$208+

Renting a car in Richmond

Renting a car in Richmond costs $60 per day, on average, or $180 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Richmond.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Richmond (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar) are, on average, 63% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Richmond costs $60 per day, on average, or $180 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Richmond.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Richmond (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar) are, on average, 63% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.