The cheapest times to fly from BHM to TYS are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to July 29th (except the week of June 25th)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 BHM to TYS is mid May. Prices can be as high as $654 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $196 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $208 to $357 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $374. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $139 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $275 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to TYS flight.

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

BHM to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to TYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.78, 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 $96 (30%) 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 $235. Return trip prices are from the TYS to BHM 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 BHM to TYS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 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 BHM to TYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 20.73% less expensive than TYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to TRI flights

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 20.36% less expensive than TYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to GSP flights

Destination alternative #3: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 13.45% less expensive than TYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to CHA flights

Destination alternative #4: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 0.73% less expensive than TYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to AVL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHM 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 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 220 miles or 354 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to TYS flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from BHM to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBHM
Origination airport nameBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
CityBirmingham, AL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTYS
Destination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States


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