The cheapest times to fly from TYS to ROC are

  • April 23rd to July 29th (except the weeks of May 21st and June 18th)
  • October 15th to November 18th
  • December 24th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)

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 ROC is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $490 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Rochester, NY (ROC) will usually cost between $258 to $388 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 $275. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $352. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $298 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to ROC flight.

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

TYS to ROC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to ROC 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 $0.31, 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 $63 (19%) 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 $275. Return trip prices are from the ROC 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 ROC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 4 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 ROC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, NY

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from ROC
  • Usually 0.50% less expensive than ROC
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to BUF flights

Destination alternative #2: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from ROC
  • Usually 0.50% less expensive than ROC
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to SYR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 607 miles or 977 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to ROC flight is about 2 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Rochester, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from TYS to ROC.


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 ROC
Destination airport name Greater Rochester International Airport
City Rochester, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -77.7


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