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The cheapest times to fly from ATL to TYS are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 6th to September 16th
  • October 15th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 ATL to TYS is early December. Prices can be as high as $304 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $149 to $232 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $163. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $228. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $65 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to TYS flight.

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

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ATL to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to TYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.73, which is above average.

 

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 $57 (27%) 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 $151. Return trip prices are from the TYS to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to TYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 15 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from ATL to TYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 9.78% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to CHA flights

Destination alternative #2: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 1.68% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to TRI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to TYS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 152 miles or 245 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to TYS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to TYS flight is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from ATL to TYS.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeATL
Origination airport nameHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
CityAtlanta, GA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-84.4

Return Airport

Destination codeTYS
Destination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.8
Longitude-84

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ATL to TYS tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TYS heading for ATL about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Knoxville, TN is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 13 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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