The cheapest times to fly from CPT to TYS are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • April 23rd to August 5th (except the weeks of June 25th and July 9th)
  • November 5th to November 18th

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 CPT to TYS is late April. Prices can be as high as $2347 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1023 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $1042 to $1916 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1039. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2022. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $983 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1065 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to TYS flight.

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

CPT to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to TYS flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cape Town. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $153 (9%) 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 $1167. Return trip prices are from the TYS to CPT 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 CPT 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 15 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CPT to TYS? 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, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Cape Town International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8170 miles or 13148 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to TYS flight is about 15 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CPT to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCPT
Origination airport nameCape Town International Airport
CityCape Town
CountrySouth Africa

Return Airport

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


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