There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from New Orleans, drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Knoxville (TYS) MSY - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$206 - $626

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Bus, drive  •  21 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La 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

$111 - $264

3 alternative options

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly, drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Gulfport/Biloxi
  2. Fly from Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) to Knoxville (TYS) GPT - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$282 - $1,520

Train, bus, drive  •  26 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc 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

$154 - $416

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 657 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 549 miles. The road distance is 657 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 3:31 PM in New Orleans and 4:31 PM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 657 miles. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New Orleans 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 New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 548.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from New Orleans to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the bus to New Orlns Arpt, take the walk to New Orleans airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Gulfport/Biloxi airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Knoxville via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
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 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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 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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