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The cheapest times to fly from PHL to TRI are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 8th 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 PHL to TRI is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1003 for Monday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $196 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.

 

When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $198 to $376 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $231. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $369. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $137 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $270 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to TRI flight.

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

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PHL to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to TRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. 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. Mondays 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 $85 (27%) 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 $234. Return trip prices are from the TRI to PHL 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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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PHL to TRI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 PHL to TRI while comparing.

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

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 12.59% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 4.07% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to GSO flights

Destination alternative #3: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 2.78% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to AVL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tri Cities Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 454 miles or 731 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to TRI flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from PHL to TRI.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code PHL
Origination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2

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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