The cheapest times to fly from TRI to SFB are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, and February 19th)
  • July 23rd to September 23rd (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 15th 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 TRI to SFB is late January. Prices can be as high as $316 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $119 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Sanford, FL (SFB) will usually cost between $122 to $231 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $121. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $250. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $129 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to SFB flight.

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

TRI to SFB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to SFB 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 $0.18, 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 SFB 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 SFB 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 TRI to SFB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Pete Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from SFB
  • Usually 13.16% less expensive than SFB
  • Nonstop flights available

See TRI to PIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TRI to SFB? 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 Orlando Sanford International Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

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

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

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

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TRI
Origination airport name Tri Cities Airport
City Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -82.4

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from TRI to SFB tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 46% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFB heading for TRI about 13 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Sanford, FL is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 13 minutes late


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