There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus, drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  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

$64 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus, drive via Durham, Nc  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc 4845
  2. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$36 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc 4845
  2. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$37 - $83

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains 325.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Knoxville (TYS) RDU - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$178 - $333

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the train to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak, take the walk to Greensboro, Nc, take the bus to Winston Salem, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the bus to GoDurham Station, take the walk to Durham, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Raleigh and Great Smoky Mountains is 440 km. The road distance is 521 km.

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $30 - $50.

It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.