The cheapest times to fly from CMB to TYS are

  • March 19th to August 5th

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 CMB to TYS is early May. Prices can be as high as $8614 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $1013 for Thursday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $1013 to $2504 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1013. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $3429. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2416 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1245 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to TYS flight.

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

CMB to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to TYS flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Colombo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TYS, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into CMB. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Knoxville, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Colombo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $637 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1284. Return trip prices are from the TYS to CMB 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 CMB to TYS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 42 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMB to TYS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CMB to TYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CMB > JFK > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $110 (8.84%)

See CMB to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CMB > LAX > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1213
  • Average savings: $32 (2.57%)

See CMB to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (CMB > EWR > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1233
  • Average savings: $12 (0.96%)

See CMB to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, SriLankan, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9285 miles or 14943 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to TYS flight is about 17 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from CMB to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMB
Origination airport name Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
City Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Latitude 7.2
Longitude 79.9

Return Airport

Destination code TYS
Destination airport name McGhee Tyson Airport
City Knoxville, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35.8
Longitude -84


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