The cheapest times to fly from TYS to DFW are

  • August 13th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to March 4th

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 DFW is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $779 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $326 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) will usually cost between $382 to $438 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 $368. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $525. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $157 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $409 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to DFW flight.

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

TYS to DFW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to DFW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $18 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $398. Return trip prices are from the DFW 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 DFW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 22 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 TYS to DFW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 20.05% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to GGG flights

Destination alternative #2: Robert Gray AAF Airport (GRK) in Killeen, TX

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 14.91% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to GRK flights

Destination alternative #3: Waco Regional Airport (ACT) in Waco, TX

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 12.47% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to ACT flights

Destination alternative #4: Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW) in Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 10.64% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to LAW flights

Destination alternative #5: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) in Tyler, TX

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from DFW
  • Usually 7.33% less expensive than DFW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to TYR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 770 miles or 1239 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to DFW flight is about 2 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from TYS to DFW.


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 DFW
Destination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from TYS to DFW 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 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DFW heading for TYS about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is about 10 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 7 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 20 minutes late
  • Envoy: 28 minutes late
  • Mesa: 5 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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