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

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 Los Angeles to Knoxville, drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Knoxville (TYS) LAX - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$272 - $478

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Fly Los Angeles to Atlanta, drive  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Atlanta (ATL) LAX - ATL
  2. Drive from Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains

$135 - $427

6 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Asheville, drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Asheville (AVL) LAX - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$254 - $920

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Knoxville (TYS) SNA - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$291 - $1,055

Bus, drive via Dallas, Tx  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx 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

$275 - $679

Bus, drive  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca 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

$279 - $704

Train, bus, drive  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station 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 Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$394 - $1,154

Drive  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains 2258.1 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Great Smoky Mountains is 1974 miles. The road distance is 2258.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to get from Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 7:20 AM in Los Angeles and 10:20 AM in Great Smoky Mountains.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains is 2258 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 55 min to drive from Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 1974.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 25 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Los Angeles to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the train to LAX via FlyAway, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the train to LAX via FlyAway, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Asheville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Knoxville via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Asheville via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $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 Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $350
Flexible
$410 - $550
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 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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