The cheapest times to fly from BFL to TRI are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 BFL to TRI is early September. Prices can be as high as $1160 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $442 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Bakersfield, CA (BFL) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $448 to $753 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $449. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $798. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $349 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $488 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BFL to TRI flight.

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

BFL to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BFL to TRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bakersfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TRI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BFL. 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 $178 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $473. Return trip prices are from the TRI to BFL 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 BFL 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 4 hour 39 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 BFL to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 23.16% less expensive than TRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See BFL to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 8.61% less expensive than TRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See BFL to GSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BFL to TRI? 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 Tri Cities Airport to Meadows Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2038 miles or 3280 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BFL to TRI flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from BFL to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BFL
Origination airport name Meadows Field Airport
City Bakersfield, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -119.1

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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