The cheapest times to fly from TYS to TPA are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 TPA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $506 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $155 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $215 to $381 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $229. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $377. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $147 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $266 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to TPA flight.

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

TYS to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to TPA 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TYS. 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 $103 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $229. Return trip prices are from the TPA 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 TPA 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 58 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 TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Pete Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 10 miles (16 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 35.90% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See TYS to PIE flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, FL

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 34.21% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See TYS to SFB flights

Destination alternative #3: Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 32.89% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See TYS to PGD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TYS to TPA? 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 Tampa International Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 548 miles or 882 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to TPA flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from TYS to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeTPA
Destination airport nameTampa International Airport
CityTampa, FL
Countrythe United States


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