The cheapest times to fly from VTE to TYS are

  • March 19th to July 29th
  • October 15th to October 28th

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 VTE to TYS is mid October. Prices can be as high as $13300 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $2102 for Friday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Vientiane (VTE) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $3540 to $8614 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $3280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $8563. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6973 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VTE to TYS flight.

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

VTE to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VTE to TYS flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Vientiane. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TYS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into VTE. 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 $1366 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $5132. Return trip prices are from the TYS to VTE 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 VTE to TYS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking VTE to TYS

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 VTE to TYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (VTE > PVG > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1425
  • Average savings: $5548 (79.56%)

See VTE to ICN flights

Hack #2: Seoul (VTE > ICN > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1484
  • Average savings: $5489 (78.72%)

See VTE to PVG flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (VTE > LAX > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1591
  • Average savings: $5383 (77.19%)

See VTE to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, ANA, Bangkok Airways, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8693 miles or 13990 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VTE to TYS flight is about 16 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Vientiane and Knoxville, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from VTE to TYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeVTE
Origination airport nameWattay International Airport

Return Airport

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


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