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

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Fly Philadelphia to Knoxville, drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Knoxville (TYS) PHL - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$183 - $617

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Train to Newark, fly to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Asheville (AVL) EWR - AVL
  3. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$99 - $825

5 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Knoxville (TYS) EWR - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$122 - $723

Fly Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) PHL - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains

$180 - $577

Train Amtrak, bus, drive  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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

$103 - $258

Train, bus NYTN Bus, drive  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Knoxville, TN
  3. Drive from Knoxville, TN to Great Smoky Mountains

$188 - $417

Drive  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains 646.7 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Great Smoky Mountains is 549 miles. The road distance is 646.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains is 647 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 39 min to drive from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 549.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the train to Airport Terminal A, take the walk to Philadelphia airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the train to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 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
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
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
NYTN Bus
Website
nytnbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Knoxville, TN
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Schedules at
nytnbus.com

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