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There are 7 ways to get from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from Austin, drive  •  7 h 2 min

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

$246 - $1,212

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus, train, drive  •  37 h 56 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to High Point Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$175 - $471

5 alternative options

Bus to San Antonio, fly, drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Knoxville (TYS) SAT - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$272 - $1,243

Megabus to Houston, fly, drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Knoxville (TYS) IAH - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$281 - $590

Bus, drive  •  29 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Houston
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta ,GA to Greenville, SC
  4. Drive from Greenville, SC to ART Station
  5. Drive from Pisgah View Rd at Canterbury Apartments to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$251 - $387

Bus, drive via Winston Salem, Nc  •  34 h 17 min

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

$237 - $449

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1105.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 16 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to fly and drive which costs $240 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Austin and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 908 miles. The road distance is 1105.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of Austin. It is currently 7:29 AM in Austin and 8:29 AM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1105 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 36 min to drive from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Austin Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 1889+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 908 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Austin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the line 20 bus to ABIA Lower Level, take the walk to Austin airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to San Antonio, Tx, take the walk to Navarro & Houston, take the line 5 bus to S.A. International Airport W Gate, take the walk to San Antonio airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to High Point Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$460 - $650
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Atlanta ,GA to Greenville, SC
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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