There are 6 ways to get from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  3. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$62 - $145

5 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 185.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Knoxville, drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Knoxville (TYS) ATL - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$148 - $382

Fly to Asheville, drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Asheville (AVL) ATL - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$130 - $344

Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ATL - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$86 - $244

Fly to Tri-Cities Regional, drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) ATL - TRI
  2. Drive from Tri-Cities Regional to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$124 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 138 miles. The road distance is 185.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 12 h 21 min to get from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Delta offers flights from Atlanta Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 1536+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 138.1 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 21 min

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the bus to Winston Salem, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Atlanta to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Atlanta to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Atlanta to Tri-Cities Regional
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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