Cheap flights from Knoxville to Chicago (TYS - CHI)

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The best prices from Knoxville to Chicago are usually found in July or August, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Knoxville (TYS) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best TYS to CHI flight in 2021: compare Knoxville to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
TYS - CHI
Price
$98 - $409
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Precipitation
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 66% potential price drop

Average price

$98

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$98

From Knoxville to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Knoxville to Chicago?

Users have found that flying from Knoxville to Chicago on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Knoxville to Chicago, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $137 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $157.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Knoxville to Chicago?

Flights from Knoxville to Chicago lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Knoxville to Chicago in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $33.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Knoxville to Chicago (TYS - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Knoxville to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 10% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Knoxville to Chicago in July, August 2021

The best prices found for TYS to CHI flights for July, August
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$65pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
19 Aug - 22 Aug
$111pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$134pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson

Knoxville to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Knoxville found for this year
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$65pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
2 Sep - 5 Sep
$75pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$79pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Knoxville

Save time with Knoxville to Chicago direct flight deals
26 Aug - 29 Aug
$65pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
2 Sep - 5 Sep
$75pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
30 Sep - 3 Oct
$79pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson

Last minute flights from Knoxville to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Knoxville, departing today and this week
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$137pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
8 Aug - 5 Sep
$144pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$172pp
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson
Allegiant Air
Non-Stop
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
TYS
Knoxville McGhee Tyson

One-way flights to Chicago from Knoxville

The cheapest one-way flights from Knoxville to Chicago
3:00 am - 5:01 am
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
27h 01m
TYS - MDW
Allegiant Air
$109
Gotogate
1:55 pm - 2:55 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
2h 00m
TYS - ORD
United Airlines
$119
United
6:13 am - 6:06 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 53m
TYS - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$123
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Knoxville to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Knoxville to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Knoxville and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Knoxville McGhee Tyson to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Knoxville McGhee Tyson to Chicago that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Knoxville to Chicago?

If you book a flight to Chicago from Knoxville, you will be flying from McGhee Tyson, which is the city’s only airport. Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS) is located 11.3 mi from the center of Knoxville. There are 18 flights from McGhee Tyson to Chicago per day from 5 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Knoxville to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Knoxville to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Allegiant Air for just $65, but on average you can expect to pay $129.

Are there nonstop flights from Knoxville to Chicago for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Knoxville to Chicago under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Knoxville to Chicago is less than $160.

Are there last-minute flights available from Knoxville to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Knoxville to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Knoxville to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Knoxville to Chicago on average per day?

Per day, 8 flights depart from Knoxville McGhee Tyson to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 63% of flight departures

Is Knoxville weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 90 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically colder than in Knoxville. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Knoxville to Chicago?

For as low as $65, Allegiant Air can have you in Chicago from Knoxville in 1h 24m. The distance from Knoxville to Chicago is about 477 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Knoxville to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Knoxville to Chicago round-trip from $65. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are United Airlines, from $157, and American Airlines, from $165. Allegiant Air is priced at 77% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Knoxville to Chicago one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Allegiant Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $39. Users have also found tickets on United Airlines for as little as $114.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Knoxville?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Knoxville McGhee Tyson need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Knoxville McGhee Tyson must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Knoxville McGhee Tyson are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Knoxville from Chicago?

Returning to Knoxville McGhee Tyson from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Knoxville McGhee Tyson.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Knoxville McGhee Tyson.

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Alternative routes for Knoxville to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Knoxville to Chicago.
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Knoxville

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Knoxville to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Knoxville to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$265 $332 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$265 $351 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$212 $393 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Knoxville to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Knoxville towards Chicago.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 48% of TYS to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of TYS to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of TYS to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of TYS to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Knoxville to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Knoxville to Chicago.
Sunday
16 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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