The cheapest times to fly from TYS to MSP are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 1st, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 MSP is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $502 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $299 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $300 to $430 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 $341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $423. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $379 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to MSP flight.

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

TYS to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to MSP 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $64 (16%) 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 $342. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 24 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 MSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MSP
  • Usually 20.84% less expensive than MSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to LSE flights

Destination alternative #2: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MSP
  • Usually 18.07% less expensive than MSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to RST flights

Destination alternative #3: Duluth International Airport (DLH) in Duluth, MN

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MSP
  • Usually 15.30% less expensive than MSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to DLH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 792 miles or 1275 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to MSP flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from TYS to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from TYS to MSP tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 10% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for TYS about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 12 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Endeavor: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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