The cheapest times to fly from TYS to ATH are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • August 20th to September 9th
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 TYS to ATH is late January. Prices can be as high as $1809 for Saturday flights during early April, or as low as $1057 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Athens

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Athens (ATH) will usually cost between $1070 to $1638 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 $1081. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $1665. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $585 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1321 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to ATH flight.

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

TYS to ATH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to ATH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far 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 $131 (10%) 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 $1247. Return trip prices are from the ATH to TYS 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 TYS to ATH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 0 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TYS to ATH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from TYS to ATH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (TYS > JFK > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $757
  • Average savings: $565 (42.73%)

See TYS to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (TYS > LGA > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $803
  • Average savings: $518 (39.21%)

See TYS to LGA flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (TYS > EWR > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $809
  • Average savings: $512 (38.76%)

See TYS to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5570 miles or 8964 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to ATH flight is about 11 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Athens?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from TYS to ATH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeATH
Destination airport nameEleftherios Venizelos International Airport


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