The cheapest times to fly from TRI to TYS are

  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • July 23rd to September 23rd (except the week of August 13th)
  • October 15th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, and February 12th)

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 TYS is mid January. Prices can be as high as $456 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $266 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $279 to $394 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 $287. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $354. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $66 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to TYS flight.

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

TRI to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to TYS 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 $1.84, which is above 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 $66 (19%) 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 $281. Return trip prices are from the TYS 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 TYS 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 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 100 miles or 161 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TRI to TYS flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from TRI to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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