There are 7 ways to get from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Knoxville (TYS) MEM - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$207 - $1,111

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Bus, drive via American Way Transit Center  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga 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

$102 - $201

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Fly to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Asheville (AVL) MEM - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$209 - $1,114

Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) MEM - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$176 - $723

Bus, drive  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn 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. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$103 - $245

Bus, train, drive  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak 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 National Park

$139 - $367

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 454.7 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to fly and drive which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 372 miles. The road distance is 454.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 7:59 PM in Memphis and 8:59 PM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 455 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

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There are 1536+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Memphis Airport is to line 280 bus which takes 23 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

There is no direct connection from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the line 280 bus to Airways Blvd@Victoria, take the walk to Memphis airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the line 280 bus to Airways Blvd@Victoria, take the walk to Memphis airport, fly to Asheville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Memphis to Greenville/Spartanburg via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Birmingham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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 Memphis, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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 Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
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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