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The cheapest times to fly from SAN to TRI are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 22nd
  • August 13th 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 SAN to TRI is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1034 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $315 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.

 

When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $333 to $653 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 $360. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $592. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $232 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $405 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to TRI flight.

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

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SAN to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to TRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $145 (28%) 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 $364. Return trip prices are from the TRI to SAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAN 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 4 hour 33 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 SAN to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 6.67% less expensive than TRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to TYS flights

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

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 2.59% less expensive than TRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAN to GSO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1984 miles or 3193 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to TRI flight is about 4 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from SAN to TRI.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

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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