The cheapest times to fly from TYS to COU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 21st to August 5th

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 COU is mid July. Prices can be as high as $721 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $230 for Wednesday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Columbia

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Columbia, MO (COU) will usually cost between $230 to $510 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $209 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $283 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to COU flight.

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

TYS to COU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to COU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to COU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TYS. 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 $144 (35%) 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 $245. Return trip prices are from the COU 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 COU 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 53 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 TYS to COU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from COU
  • Usually 9.19% less expensive than COU
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to STL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Columbia Regional Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 497 miles or 800 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to COU flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Columbia, MO?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TYS
Origination airport name McGhee Tyson Airport
City Knoxville, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35.8
Longitude -84

Return Airport

Destination code COU
Destination airport name Columbia Regional Airport
City Columbia, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -92.2


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