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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to TYS are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and February 12th)

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 DTW to TYS is early November. Prices can be as high as $414 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $197 for Wednesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $199 to $349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $325. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $72 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to TYS flight.

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

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DTW to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to TYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $83 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $238. Return trip prices are from the TYS to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to TYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 47 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 DTW to TYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 14.66% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to GSP flights

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 12.19% less expensive than TYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to TRI flights

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

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 6.59% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to CHA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 444 miles or 715 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to TYS flight is about 1 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from DTW to TYS.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDTW
Origination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.2
Longitude-83.4

Return Airport

Destination codeTYS
Destination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.8
Longitude-84

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to TYS tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TYS heading for DTW about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Knoxville, TN is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Endeavor: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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