The cheapest times to fly from TYS to LGW are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 LGW is late May. Prices can be as high as $1953 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $666 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $790 to $1273 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $676. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1358. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $683 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $874 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to LGW flight.

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

TYS to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to LGW flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LGW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into TYS. 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 $124 (12%) 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 $902. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TYS to LGW

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 LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (TYS > LGA > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $303 (34.63%)

See TYS to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (TYS > JFK > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $587
  • Average savings: $287 (32.8%)

See TYS to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (TYS > BOS > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $617
  • Average savings: $257 (29.42%)

See TYS to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Gatwick Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4096 miles or 6592 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to LGW flight is about 8 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from TYS to LGW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLGW
Destination airport nameLondon Gatwick Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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