The cheapest times to fly from TYS to PIT are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • July 2nd to August 5th
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 PIT is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $511 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $106 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Pittsburgh

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will usually cost between $199 to $338 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $231. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $341. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to PIT flight.

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

TYS to PIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to PIT 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 $0.42, which is a bit above average.


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 $82 (26%) 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 $227. Return trip prices are from the PIT 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 PIT 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 40 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 PIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) in Akron, OH

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 1.72% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to CAK flights

Destination alternative #2: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 1.72% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to CMH flights

Destination alternative #3: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 0.57% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to SCE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 383 miles or 616 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to PIT flight is about 1 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Pittsburgh, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from TYS to PIT.


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 PIT
Destination airport name Pittsburgh International Airport
City Pittsburgh, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -80.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from TYS to PIT tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 0% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 89% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIT heading for TYS about 12 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pittsburgh, PA is about 16 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 12 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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