The cheapest times to fly from DFW to TYS are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of September 24th, November 19th, and December 17th)

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 DFW to TYS is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $779 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $333 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $382 to $443 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $482. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $114 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $409 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to TYS flight.

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

DFW to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to TYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $18 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $396. Return trip prices are from the TYS to DFW 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 DFW to TYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 22 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 DFW to TYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 28.00% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to AVL flights

Destination alternative #2: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 24.21% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to TRI flights

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

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 13.69% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to CHA flights

Destination alternative #4: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 9.78% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to GSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 770 miles or 1239 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to TYS flight is about 2 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from DFW to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to TYS tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TYS heading for DFW about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Knoxville, TN is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 26 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 1 minutes early
  • Envoy: 6 minutes late
  • Mesa: 5 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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