The cheapest times to fly from JNB to TRI are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • November 5th to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JNB to TRI is early November. Prices can be as high as $2349 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1031 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $1031 to $1639 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1031. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1893. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $862 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1045 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to TRI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JNB to TRI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JNB to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to TRI flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Bristol, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Johannesburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $155 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1094. Return trip prices are from the TRI to JNB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JNB to TRI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JNB to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston/Dunbar, WV

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 1.24% less expensive than TRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to CRW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JNB to TRI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Delta, KLM, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tri Cities Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8366 miles or 13464 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JNB to TRI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to TRI flight is about 16 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from JNB to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JNB
Origination airport name Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Latitude -26.1
Longitude 28.2

Return Airport

Destination code TRI
Destination airport name Tri Cities Airport
City Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -82.4


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