The cheapest times to fly from MME to TRI are

  • April 16th to May 20th
  • October 22nd to December 9th
  • December 24th to April 1st

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 MME to TRI is late January. Prices can be as high as $1926 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $748 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Darlington (MME) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $792 to $1670 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $799. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1795. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $996 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1088 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MME to TRI flight.

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

MME to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MME to TRI flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Durham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TRI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MME. 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 $250 (20%) 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 $1047. Return trip prices are from the TRI to MME 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 MME to TRI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 58 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from MME to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 34.74% less expensive than TRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See MME to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 5.24% less expensive than TRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See MME to GSP flights


Flight Hacking MME to TRI

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 MME to TRI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (MME > BOS > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $847
  • Average savings: $242 (22.2%)

See MME to EWR flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (MME > EWR > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $849
  • Average savings: $239 (21.97%)

See MME to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MME > LGA > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $852
  • Average savings: $237 (21.74%)

See MME to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MME to TRI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Delta, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tri Cities Airport to Durham Tees Valley Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3878 miles or 6241 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MME to TRI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MME to TRI flight is about 7 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Darlington and Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from MME to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MME
Origination airport name Durham Tees Valley Airport
City Darlington
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 54.5
Longitude -1.4

Return Airport

Destination code TRI
Destination airport name Tri Cities Airport
City Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -82.4


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