There are 8 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Grand Rapids to Knoxville, drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Knoxville (TYS) GRR - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$248 - $1,312

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  25 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$108 - $271

6 alternative options

Fly Grand Rapids to Asheville, drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Asheville (AVL) GRR - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$310 - $1,414

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Knoxville (TYS) ORD - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$197 - $526

Train, bus, Megabus, drive  •  22 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Chattanooga
  3. Take the Megabus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  4. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$114 - $196

Bus, Megabus, drive  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Chattanooga
  3. Take the Megabus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  4. Drive from Mountain Grove SB before Majestic Grove to Great Smoky Mountains

$115 - $169

Train, bus, drive  •  37 h

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  5. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  6. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$220 - $583

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains 672.5 miles

$65 - $95

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the line 6 bus to Kentwood Station - Woodland, take the line 17 bus to Gerald R Ford Airport, take the walk to Grand Rapids airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the line 6 bus to Kentwood Station - Woodland, take the line 17 bus to Gerald R Ford Airport, take the walk to Grand Rapids airport, fly to Asheville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
12 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
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

How far is it from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains?

The distance between Grand Rapids and Great Smoky Mountains is 841 km. The road distance is 1076 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains?

The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 12 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains?

The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which takes 8 h 1 min and costs $240 - $1,400.

How long does it take to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains?

It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.