The cheapest times to fly from TYS to PSP are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • July 30th to September 23rd
  • November 5th 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 PSP is late January. Prices can be as high as $1310 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $318 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $331 to $741 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $360. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $666. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $305 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $460 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to PSP flight.

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

TYS to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to PSP 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 $0.16, which is far below 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 $184 (32%) 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 $391. Return trip prices are from the PSP 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 PSP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 18 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 PSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 17.74% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to SAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 16.21% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to LAX flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 16.10% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 13.06% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to BUR flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 10.66% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to ONT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1840 miles or 2961 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to PSP flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Palm Springs, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from TYS to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codePSP
Destination airport namePalm Springs International Airport
CityPalm Springs, CA
Countrythe United States


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