There are 4 ways to get from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by bus, car, taxi or plane

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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Bus, drive  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh 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

$132 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Cincinnati, OH  •  20 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH 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

$131 - $258

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 283.3 miles

$27 - $40

Taxi, fly, drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Knoxville to Covington
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Knoxville (TYS) CVG - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$290 - $1,210

Questions & Answers

The distance between Knoxville and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 222 miles. The road distance is 283.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 20 h 6 min to get from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Covington Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 283 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Covington 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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Map of how to get from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 222.4 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 6 min

What companies run services between Knoxville, KY, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the taxi to S Main at Mary Grubbs - In, take the bus to 4th at Sycamore-Cincinnati, take the walk to Cincinnati, Oh, take the bus to Columbus, Oh, take the bus to Winston Salem, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to S Main at Mary Grubbs - In, take the bus to 4th at Sycamore-Cincinnati, take the walk to Cincinnati, OH, take the bus to Columbus, OH, take the walk to Columbus, Oh, take the bus to Winston Salem, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Other operators
Taxi from Knoxville to Covington
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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