Flights to Knoxville, TN

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When is the best time to fly to Knoxville, TN?

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Nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River in eastern Tennessee, with the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains towering above, Knoxville offers visitors a generally mild climate and a wide range of year-round activities, both indoors and out. If you come during the summer, you can expect high temperatures of 88 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s not busy with tourists, so you can probably find cheap flights and accommodation. During the fall, Knoxville welcomes more visitors, with comfortable temperatures, and plenty of events like Boomsday and the Tennessee Fall Homecoming to entertain you. Book your travel arrangements in advance to avoid disappointment if you want to visit in the fall. Winter in Knoxville can be cool, with average highs ranging from 49 – 56 degrees Fahrenheit, but it’s a great time for outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg or Cataloochee ski areas in the Great Smoky Mountains. Knoxville is lovely in spring as well, and not too busy. You might plan your visit between March – May, when temperatures run from 56 – 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and the Dogwood trees bloom profusely.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Knoxville?

Users booking trips to Knoxville from Molde found flights 90% cheaper than the average price of flights to Knoxville. To find the cheapest price to Knoxville from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Knoxville?

In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Knoxville. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $183. If you are unable to visit Knoxville during the month of March, then departing from United States during the month August is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $187.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Knoxville?

In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Knoxville is about 39 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $201. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Knoxville for as low as $71.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Knoxville?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Knoxville is on a Saturday when prices can be found for as low as $163. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Monday because tickets tend to average around $265. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Knoxville.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Knoxville?

Flying to Knoxville from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $173 when looking at flights departing in the morning. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Knoxville is in the afternoon when prices are around $231.

Is there a good place to hike near Knoxville?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Knoxville for October. Parks like Chilhowee Park & Exhibition Center are popular hot spots in those months.

Is there an alternative airport near Knoxville?

Those flying to Knoxville could potentially find better pricing at Asheville Regional Airport (85 mi from Knoxville city center), Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA Airport (92 mi from Knoxville city center) or Chattanooga Lovell Field Airport (96 mi from Knoxville city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Knoxville?

With an average price of $545 per person, Chattanooga Lovell Field Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Knoxville. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


What are the current travel restrictions for Knoxville?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Knoxville. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Knoxville at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Knoxville flight deals found on momondo

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American Airlines
Dec 3
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
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TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Dec 6
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
1h 54m
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Dec 3
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
2h 03m
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Dec 6
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
2h 44m
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Delta
Nov 15
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7h 37m
1 stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nov 22
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
7h 03m
1 stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Feb 18
DEN
Denver Intl
2h 42m
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Feb 23
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
3h 27m
DEN
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 14
MCO
Orlando
26h 42m
1 stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Nov 16
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
11h 00m
1 stop
MCO
Orlando
United Airlines
Nov 24
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1h 35m
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Dec 1
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
1h 55m
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

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Multiple Airlines
Nov 18
TPA
Tampa
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Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Multiple Airlines
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ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
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Knoxville McGhee Tyson
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MCO
Orlando
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Which airlines fly to Knoxville, TN?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Knoxville

You will find direct flights to Knoxville TN from major US cities to with these airlines: Delta, United, American Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Alaska Airlines flies to Knoxville with one or more stops.


How to get from the airport to Knoxville, TN city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Knoxville along with the distance from the city center

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

McGhee Tyson Airport is a public and military airport 12 miles south of Knoxville, and the local hub for domestic flights. Here are your options for transport from the airport into Downtown Knoxville.

Taxis

You can hail a cab from the airport into Downtown Knoxville for about $30.00. The trip takes about 25 minutes. It may be slightly cheaper to call Uber or Lyft, both of which operate in the area.

Charters

Several companies offer charter services from the airport, with buses, motor coaches, vans, limousines and luxury sedans available for hire. You can prearrange your charter here.

Car Rentals

It’s easy and convenient to drive yourself, and you can save money by renting a car. Look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Knoxville

Most frequently searched flights to Knoxville along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Denver to Knoxville Flights
Fastest flight time
2h 39m
Cheapest price
$169

How to get around in Knoxville, TN?

You can easily walk around Downtown Knoxville, or ride the free trolley, but many of the area’s attractions are further out, so visitors commonly travel by car. Parking is easy in the city and traffic relatively light other than during rush hour periods; so don’t worry about bringing your rental car downtown. Here are some details about Knoxville TN transportation.

Public Transportation

The local bus system, KAT, serves the city and county, but buses run infrequently, making this a poor option. If you choose to ride the buses, the fare is $1.50 USD per ride or you can buy a day pass for $4.00 USD. You’ll find that the free Knoxville trolleys run more frequently, every 7-15 minutes along the three downtown routes.

Taxis

For quick trips, or if you prefer not to drive yourself, you can call for or hail a taxi. The regular rates are $2.00 USD to start, followed by $2.00 USD per mile, with a $12.00 USD waiting charge. Uber or Lyft services are also available, and likely a bit cheaper.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Knoxville, TN?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Knoxville, TN

Things to do and places of interest in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville has much to offer visitors. Historians will enjoy the civil war sights, outdoor enthusiasts can participate in diverse activities in beautiful surrounds, and children will delight in visiting the zoo and the Muse. Put some of these on your ‘to do’ list.

  • Picnic in the World’s Fair Park. This is one of Knoxville’s favorite places to relax or catch a live music event during holidays. The site of the World’s Fair in 1982, it features a water park to cool you off on a hot summer day.
  • Zoo Knoxville is the perfect place to take your children. They have had great success with breeding endangered species like the Red Panda, and also care for a very rare Malay Tiger, Arya.
  • Less than an hour’s drive from Knoxville, you’ll find the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can go fishing, horseback riding, or camping. You may also enjoy the ranger-led programs and wildlife viewing. If you’re lucky, you could see black bear, white-tailed deer, or elk in the park.
  • Travel about 30 miles to Pigeon Forge and visit Dollywood. The country music superstar’s theme park offers all the rides and fun you can handle, and maybe you’ll even see Dolly Parton herself!
  • If the weather is uncooperative, you can take your children to the Muse, a hands-on museum full of things for them to explore. There’s a space to create cars, tiles, and structures, science exhibits about wind tunnels and microscopes, and the “kid space,” with things to crawl on or climb. They can even take an imaginary flight.
  • Enjoy a cruise on the scenic Tennessee River aboard the Star of Knoxville. This authentic stern-wheel riverboat offers lunch, sightseeing, dinner, and party cruises. There’s no better way to experience the river and relax.

Tips and tricks for visiting Knoxville, TN

Knoxville has more restaurants per capita than any city in the US, so you won’t have a hard time finding a great place to eat.

Each year in April, the city is inundated with music fans attending the annual Rhythm n’ Blooms Music Festival. It can be difficult to find accommodations during this popular event, so check your calendar and book early.

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