The cheapest times to fly from SFB to TRI are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 23rd to September 9th
  • October 22nd 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 SFB to TRI is mid January. Prices can be as high as $272 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $119 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Sanford, FL (SFB) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $125 to $223 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $122. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $266. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $153 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFB to TRI flight.

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

SFB to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFB to TRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $33 (18%) 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 $145. Return trip prices are from the TRI to SFB 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 SFB to TRI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 57 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 SFB to TRI while comparing.

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

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 10.13% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to GSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 6.54% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to AVL flights

Destination alternative #3: CONCORD REGIONAL Airport (USA) in Concord, NC

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 5.88% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to USA flights

Destination alternative #4: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 0.65% less expensive than TRI
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to GSO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 536 miles or 863 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFB to TRI flight is about 1 hour 57 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SFB to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFB
Origination airport name Orlando Sanford International Airport
City Sanford, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.8
Longitude -81.2

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFB to TRI tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 54% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TRI heading for SFB about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 14 minutes late


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