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

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Fly Houston to Knoxville, travel  •  5 h 2 min

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

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville, travel  •  6 h 36 min

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

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Asheville, travel  •  7 h 22 min

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

Fly Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg, travel  •  6 h 55 min

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

Bus, drive, travel  •  25 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta ,GA to Greenville, SC
  3. Drive from Greenville, SC to ART Station
  4. Travel from Pisgah View Rd at Canterbury Apartments to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bus, travel  •  30 h 15 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. Travel from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bus, train, travel  •  33 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to High Point Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Travel from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Train, bus, travel  •  37 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Travel from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 802 miles.

The best way to get from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains National Park without a car is to bus and travel which takes 30 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 7 min.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 8:35 AM in Houston and 9:35 AM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

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There are 1701+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $62 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 $1 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 802.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

There is no direct connection from Houston to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 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 travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 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 travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to High Point Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$460 - $650
Train from Houston Amtrak Station 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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
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
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 2 hours
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
3 times a day
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Atlanta ,GA to Greenville, SC
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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