There are 7 ways to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 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.

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Fly to Knoxville, drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Knoxville (TYS) MCI - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$226 - $1,110

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Bus, drive via Columbus, Oh  •  30 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$133 - $333

5 alternative options

Fly to Asheville, drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Asheville (AVL) MCI - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$238 - $1,114

Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) MCI - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$204 - $972

Bus, drive  •  31 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$146 - $354

Train, bus, drive  •  39 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  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 National Park

$250 - $673

Drive  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 797 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 658 miles. The road distance is 797 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 11:29 AM in Kansas City and 12:29 PM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 797 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 7 min to drive from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

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There are 1719+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 56 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 657.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the line 229 bus to Kci Airport Terminal C, take the walk to Kansas City airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the line 229 bus to Kci Airport Terminal C, take the walk to Kansas City airport, fly to Asheville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
4 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
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once 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
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 Kansas City, Mo to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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 Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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 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
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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