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There are 8 ways to get from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by plane, car, bus, subway, train or shuttle

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Fly Reagan Washington to Knoxville, drive  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$122 - $341

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Fly Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) DCA - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$99 - $211

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Line 100 bus, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Knoxville (TYS) IAD - TYS
  4. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$150 - $419

Fly Reagan Washington to Asheville, drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Asheville (AVL) DCA - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$174 - $274

Fly Washington Dulles to Asheville, drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Asheville (AVL) IAD - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$152 - $312

Train, bus, drive  •  17h 43m

  1. Take the train from GERMANTOWN MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
  4. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$155 - $328

Bus, shuttle, drive  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Johnson City
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Black Bear Resort to Hot Springs, NC
  4. Drive from Hot Springs, NC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$230 - $264

Drive  •  9h 16m

  1. Drive from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 517.7 miles

$50 - $75

Germantown → Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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The cheapest way to get from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 9h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to fly and drive which takes 5h 30m and costs $120 - $350.

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The distance between Germantown and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 424 miles. The road distance is 517.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 518 miles. It takes approximately 9h 16m to drive from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 837+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 424.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Germantown, Montgomery County, MD, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Germantown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the line 100 bus to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East, take the walk to SHADY GROVE station, take the subway to FARRAGUT NORTH station, take the walk to FARRAGUT WEST station, take the subway to NATIONAL AIRPORT station, take the walk to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the line 100 bus to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East, take the walk to SHADY GROVE station, take the subway to FARRAGUT NORTH station, take the walk to FARRAGUT WEST station, take the subway to ROSSLYN station, take the walk to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C, take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Washington Dulles to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from GERMANTOWN MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
More information at
Maryland Transit
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 Washington Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$250 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Hickory Hop
Website
hickoryhop.com
Bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Schedules at
hickoryhop.com
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
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 Lynchburg to Johnson City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Black Bear Resort
Phone
+1-423-725-5988
Website
blackbearresorttn.com
Shuttle from Black Bear Resort to Hot Springs, NC
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
blackbearresorttn.com

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