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

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Fly Houston to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Knoxville (TYS) IAH - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$267 - $563

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  30 h 3 min

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

$141 - $342

6 alternative options

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville, drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Knoxville (TYS) HOU - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$257 - $1,211

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Asheville, drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Asheville (AVL) HOU - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$259 - $1,313

Fly Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) IAH - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains

$204 - $623

Bus, train, drive  •  33 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$166 - $467

Train, bus, drive  •  37 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$199 - $564

Drive  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains 986.2 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and Great Smoky Mountains is 802 miles. The road distance is 986.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 9 min.

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Great Smoky Mountains is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 4:17 PM in Houston and 5:17 PM in Great Smoky Mountains.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Great Smoky Mountains is 986 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 55 min to drive from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston 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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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 802 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the line 102 bus to Bush Iah Terminal C, take the walk to Houston airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the line 040 bus to Hobby Airport, take the walk to Houston Hobby Apt airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Asheville via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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 Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
Hourly
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
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
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston-Salem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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