The cheapest times to fly from CMI to TBS are

  • July 16th to September 2nd
  • November 5th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 24th, and January 29th)

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 CMI to TBS is early January. Prices can be as high as $8646 for Monday flights during mid October, or as low as $1455 for Saturday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Tbilisi

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Tbilisi (TBS) will usually cost between $4674 to $8646 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $4429. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $8643. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4214 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4895 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to TBS flight.

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

CMI to TBS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to TBS flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Champaign. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TBS, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into CMI. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Tbilisi, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Champaign. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2318 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4607. Return trip prices are from the TBS to CMI 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 CMI to TBS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMI to TBS

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 CMI to TBS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (CMI > EWR > TBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $3821 (78.07%)

See CMI to EWR flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CMI > JFK > TBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1081
  • Average savings: $3814 (77.92%)

See CMI to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (CMI > LGA > TBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $3793 (77.5%)

See CMI to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMI to TBS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tbilisi Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6075 miles or 9777 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CMI to TBS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to TBS flight is about 11 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Champaign/Urbana, IL and Tbilisi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from CMI to TBS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMI
Origination airport name University of Illinois/Willard Airport
City Champaign/Urbana, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -88.3

Return Airport

Destination code TBS
Destination airport name Tbilisi Airport
City Tbilisi
Country Georgia
Latitude 41.7
Longitude 45


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