Cheap Flights To Knoxville (TYS)

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Cheap Flights to Knoxville from $64 One Way, $126 Round Trip

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Knoxville TYS Flight Information

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Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United
Flight Price
Earliest Departing Flight
AA 3906 3:37PM EDT
Latest Departing Flight
AA 5484 Jun 11 9:48PM EDT

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Traveling to Knoxville

Knoxville is a big city that still remembers its small town roots. The downtown Market Square is home to dozens of locally owned restaurants and shops, while the East Tennessee History Center teaches visitors about the city's history. Find flights to Knoxville and book the one that works best with your schedule at

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport

The McGhee Tyson Airport stands as a memorial to a local boy who died during World War I. The airport is only 10 miles from downtown Knoxville, and you can reach many destinations around the city in just 20 minutes. Travelers can reach those destinations by rental car, taxi, limousine, or bus. Thirteen taxi companies operate out of the airport, including Discount Taxi and Gold Cab. Rates start at $2, with additional rates charged for waiting and miles traveled. The minimum fare for an airport pick up is $10. Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, National, Avis, and Hertz provide rental cars for travelers.

Weather and Highlights

The climate in Knoxville ranges from cool winters to hot summers. A summer visit might result in temperatures well above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and high humidity. If you visit during the winter, you will see daytime temperatures in the mid to high 40s. Keep in mind that the temperature can drop 10 degrees or more once the sun sets. Depending on when you visit, you might get the chance to watch a football game at the University of Tennessee with thousands of other fans. The working farm at the Fruit and Berry Patch World's Fair Park, with its remaining artifacts and displays, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame also delights visitors.

Experience Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville gives travelers the chance to check out attractions like the Knoxville Zoo, Old City Historic District, and Confederate Memorial House. You can even see what the town once looked like at the Ramsey House Plantation. When you need cheap prices on hotel rooms, flights to Knoxville, and more, head to

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Knoxville?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor features everything from up-to-date info on travel advice reports to the latest quarantine policies. Make sure you check it out before securing your airfare to Knoxville.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For all info about altering flights due to COVID-19, please head to our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always a good idea to browse through your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before you confirm your booking.
Which airlines fly to Knoxville?
With 20 airlines jetting in and out of McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), you’ll be exploring this unique destination before you know it. Ticket costs depend on the location you’re coming from and when you’re traveling. You’ll no doubt land a great deal to Knoxville among these top domestic carriers:

  • American Airlines - 199 flights to Knoxville per month
  • Delta - 183 flights to Knoxville per month
  • United Airlines - 180 flights to Knoxville per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Knoxville?
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). It’s the city’s main terminal and is located approximately 12 miles south of the downtown area. You’ll be unpacking your belongings and discovering Knoxville not long after landing.
How much is a flight to Knoxville?
Loads of terrific deals were had this week, with return flights to Knoxville ranging between $126 and $258. But it was jet-setters flying in from Denver (DEN) who landed the really big bargains. One-way tickets to Knoxville fell to a low $64.
How to book the cheapest flight to Knoxville?
With some of the most incredible flight deals around, you’ll always jet for less with Orbitz. The following useful tips will help you pick up cheap flights to Knoxville — and leave you with more money in your pocket:

  • Consider departing from or arriving at alternative airports for a cheaper fare. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to bring up the prices for days around your chosen departure. You may be able to score cheaper flight deals if your dates are flexible.
  • You can also use the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • If you’ve worked out your travel dates, don’t wait to book. Prices normally rise as the departure date nears.
  • Think about bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into one convenient package deal to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t fly during the busy season if possible. By avoiding school vacations and summer, you can make superb savings on your airfares.

How long is a flight to Knoxville?
The time you spend in the air will depend on where you’re setting off from, whether that’s the South, the Northern states or someplace else. Below are some of the major routes to Knoxville and average flight times:

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 53 minutes
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 1 hour and 44 minutes
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 1 hour and 8 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Knoxville?
Pick up a bargain and book your tickets to Knoxville in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t worry. February and August often have low airfares available, too. Just make sure you don’t snooze on a sale though — cheap flights emerge and disappear in the tap of a button!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Knoxville?
To score a rewarding flight deal, make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to book seats to Knoxville.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Knoxville?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is normally the best day to get cheap flights to Knoxville. Tuesday also has more affordable airfares, whereas Saturday has the highest ticket rates. Although flying out at the weekend is often more convenient, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you jet out earlier in the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Knoxville?
To score cheap flights to Knoxville, you should take off in August. If getting a great deal on your plane ticket is your main priority, Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month to go on a trip. June is when airfares are at their highest.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We know that plans can change and flexibility is important. That’s why you can easily search for flights that include free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll show you fares with more flexibility than a crayon left in the sun!
What do I need for the flight to Knoxville?
The key to a successful flight is being well prepared. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for your trip:

  • Before you take your seat on the plane, you’ll need to show proof of identification, such as your passport. You’ll also need your boarding pass. If you’re traveling with children, check with your airline about which documents they require — if any.
  • To keep you busy on your short trip to Knoxville, download your favorite tracks or restock the audiobook library on your tablet. Food can also be a delicious distraction while in the air, so maybe even bring some snacks.
  • It can get cool on the plane. If you don’t like the thought of shivering your way through the flight, wear an extra layer of clothes.

How many direct flights are there to Knoxville?
Various airlines fly nonstop into Knoxville, with approximately 111 direct flights every month to pick from. These well-known operators include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Knoxville?
There are ways of booking first or business-class tickets to Knoxville that won’t burn a hole through your wallet. Snap up a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these practical tips:

  • Being flexible isn’t just a yoga thing. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up more affordable airfares when a sale pops up.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seating at more affordable prices. Skip the full-service carriers and look up these cheaper options.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some airlines hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a flight loyalty scheme.

How to get into Knoxville from the airport?
Pick up a McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) car rental from TYS airport and easily find your way to the downtown area of Knoxville. Select a vehicle from one of the reputable rental agencies on-site such as Dollar, Payless or Budget. After you’ve tossed your baggage in the trunk, the city center is 12 miles to the north. If you’d rather take a taxi or public transportation into town and rent a car from there instead, browse through our Knoxville car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Knoxville?
Travelers come from all over to go to Knoxville in . So if you’d love to experience this fantastic destination during its busiest months, this is the best time to go. As with many places in the Northern Hemisphere, summer commences June 20 in Knoxville, with average daily temperatures ranging between 65undefined and 90undefined.

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