The cheapest times to fly from MDT to CHA are

  • May 14th to July 29th (except the week of June 25th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 MDT to CHA is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $424 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Chattanooga

Flying from Harrisburg, PA (MDT) to Chattanooga, TN (CHA) will usually cost between $265 to $369 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $277. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $328. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $52 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDT to CHA flight.

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

MDT to CHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDT to CHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Harrisburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $66 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $273. Return trip prices are from the CHA to MDT 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 MDT to CHA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 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 MDT to CHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, TN

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from CHA
  • Usually 15.20% less expensive than CHA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to TYS flights

Destination alternative #2: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CHA
  • Usually 13.85% less expensive than CHA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to BHM flights

Destination alternative #3: Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, TN

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CHA
  • Usually 13.26% less expensive than CHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MDT to BNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field Airport (HSV) in Huntsville, AL

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from CHA
  • Usually 3.21% less expensive than CHA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to HSV flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDT to CHA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lovell Field Airport to Harrisburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 583 miles or 938 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MDT to CHA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDT to CHA flight is about 2 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Harrisburg, PA and Chattanooga, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from MDT to CHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDT
Origination airport name Harrisburg International Airport
City Harrisburg, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.2
Longitude -76.8

Return Airport

Destination code CHA
Destination airport name Lovell Field Airport
City Chattanooga, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -85.2


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