The cheapest times to fly from ORD to TYS are
- January 8th to March 18th (except the week of January 15th)
- March 26th to April 29th (except the week of April 9th)
- August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)
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 ORD to TYS is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $620 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Knoxville
Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $270 to $304 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $346. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $279 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to TYS flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ORD to TYS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ORD to TYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Knoxville, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (5%) 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 $272. Return trip prices are from the TYS to ORD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ORD 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 50 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 ORD to TYS while comparing.
- 86 miles (138 km) away from TYS
- Usually 4.66% less expensive than TYS
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ORD 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 475 miles or 764 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ORD to TYS?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to TYS flight is about 1 hour 50 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Knoxville, TN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from ORD to TYS.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago O’Hare International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||McGhee Tyson Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ORD to TYS tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TYS heading for ORD about 26 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Knoxville, TN is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 25 minutes late
- Envoy: 10 minutes late
- Republic: 35 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 177 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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