There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, bus, shuttle or train

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Knoxville (TYS) ORD - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$216 - $490

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Bus, drive  •  23 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$114 - $278

6 alternative options

Fly Indianapolis to Knoxville, drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Knoxville (TYS) IND - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$233 - $1,137

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Asheville, drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Asheville (AVL) ORD - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$208 - $392

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ORD - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains

$213 - $630

Shuttle, bus, drive  •  26 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  5. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  6. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$124 - $254

Train, bus, drive  •  28 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville 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

$175 - $453

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains 491.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which costs $210 - $490 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Great Smoky Mountains is 385 miles. The road distance is 491.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains is 491 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 1268+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 385 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Purdue University to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the walk to Lafayette, IN, take the shuttle to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Lafayette, IN, take the shuttle to Indianapolis International Airport, take the walk to Indianapolis airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
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 Lafayette Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$400 - $550
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
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 Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.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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