There are 6 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, bus or train

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

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

$252 - $1,250

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

4 alternative options

Fly Grand Rapids to Asheville, drive  •  8 h 23 min

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

$313 - $1,411

Bus, bus to Detroit, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
  3. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Knoxville (TYS) DTW - TYS
  4. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$243 - $776

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  9 h 35 min

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

$197 - $526

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

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

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Rapids and Great Smoky Mountains is 526 miles. The road distance is 672.5 miles.

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

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There is no direct flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains is 673 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains.

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

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There are 1425+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 525.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 1 min

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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
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 58 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Asheville via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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
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 Grand Rapids, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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