There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by plane, car, bus, night bus, taxi 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 to Knoxville, drive  •  7 h 44 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

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus, Megabus, drive  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga
  4. Take the Megabus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  5. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$95 - $213

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Fly to Asheville, drive  •  7 h 44 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 34 min

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

$206 - $972

Bus, Megabus, taxi  •  20 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga
  4. Take the Megabus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  5. Take a taxi from Mountain Grove SB before Majestic Grove to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$306 - $466

Train, bus, Megabus, drive  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga
  4. Take the Megabus from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  5. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$120 - $270

Train, night bus, Megabus, taxi  •  26 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the Megabus from Atlanta GA to Knoxville
  4. Take a taxi from Mountain Grove SB before Majestic Grove to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$342 - $566

Drive  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 797.9 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to fly and drive which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 658 miles. The road distance is 797.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Kansas City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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
Bus from Atlanta GA to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Mountain Grove SB before Majestic Grove to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Knoxville Taxi Service
Phone
+1 865 691 1900
Website
knoxvilletaxicab.com

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