The cheapest times to fly from SFB to TYS are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 16th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 TYS is early August. Prices can be as high as $357 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $117 for Thursday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Sanford, FL (SFB) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $132 to $284 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $129. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $284. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $155 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $175 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFB to TYS flight.

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

SFB to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFB to TYS 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $51 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $162. Return trip prices are from the TYS 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 TYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 54 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 TYS while comparing.

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

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 21.43% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to GSP flights

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 18.29% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to AVL flights

Destination alternative #3: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 14.86% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to CHA flights

Destination alternative #4: Tri Cities Airport (TRI) in Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from TYS
  • Usually 12.57% less expensive than TYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFB to TRI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFB to TYS? 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 McGhee Tyson Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 512 miles or 824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFB to TYS flight is about 1 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Sanford, FL and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SFB to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSFB
Origination airport nameOrlando Sanford International Airport
CitySanford, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTYS
Destination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFB to TYS tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 31% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TYS heading for SFB about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Knoxville, TN is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 19 minutes late


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