The cheapest times to fly from TRI to FAY are

  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • June 25th to July 15th (except the week of July 2nd)
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 8th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 24th)

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 TRI to FAY is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $410 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $178 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Fayetteville

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Fayetteville, NC (FAY) will usually cost between $184 to $348 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 $231. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $316. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $85 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $268 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to FAY flight.

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

TRI to FAY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to FAY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bristol. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.75, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FAY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TRI. 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 $100 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $220. Return trip prices are from the FAY to TRI 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 TRI to FAY 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 23 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 TRI to FAY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Albert J Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 3.73% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See TRI to OAJ flights

Destination alternative #2: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 0.56% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See TRI to MYR flights

Destination alternative #3: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, NC

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from FAY
  • Usually 0.37% less expensive than FAY
  • 1-layover flights available

See TRI to EWN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 223 miles or 359 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TRI to FAY flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN and Fayetteville, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from TRI to FAY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeTRI
Origination airport nameTri Cities Airport
CityBristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeFAY
Destination airport nameFayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport
CityFayetteville, NC
Countrythe United States


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