The cheapest times to fly from TYS to SZX are

  • February 5th to April 29th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 SZX is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $2896 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $951 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $953 to $2044 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $972. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2055. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1084 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to SZX flight.

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

TYS to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to SZX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. 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 $261 (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 $1300. Return trip prices are from the SZX 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 SZX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 48 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 SZX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 9.44% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See TYS to HKG flights


Flight Hacking TYS to SZX

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 SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (TYS > LAX > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $380 (28.54%)

See TYS to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1053
  • Average savings: $277 (20.83%)

See TYS to JFK flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (TYS > YVR > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1062
  • Average savings: $268 (20.16%)

See TYS to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8232 miles or 13248 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to SZX flight is about 15 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Shenzhen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from TYS to SZX.


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 SZX
Destination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8


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