There are 5 ways to get from Durham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus, car, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. 4845

$34 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus, drive via Winston Salem, Nc  •  7 h 36 min

$41 - $93

Train, bus, drive  •  7 h 41 min

$61 - $129

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. 296.8 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. RDU - TYS

$179 - $335

What companies run services between Durham, NC, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Durham, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $20

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Durham and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 418 km. The road distance is 475 km.

The cheapest way to get from Durham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Durham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which takes 4 h 54 min and costs $29 - $45.

It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Durham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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