The cheapest times to fly from CLT to TRI are

  • August 20th to February 25th (except the week of November 19th)

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 CLT to TRI is early December. Prices can be as high as $388 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $296 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $304 to $358 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 $317. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $358. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $41 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to TRI flight.

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

CLT to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to TRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.81, 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 $25 (7%) 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 $326. Return trip prices are from the TRI to CLT 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 CLT to TRI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 12 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 CLT to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) in Beckley, WV

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 71.84% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to BKW flights

Destination alternative #2: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 8.48% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to TYS flights

Destination alternative #3: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 1.44% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to GSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 119 miles or 192 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to TRI flight is about 1 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from CLT to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to TRI tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 32% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TRI heading for CLT about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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