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

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Train, bus, drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak 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

$64 - $138

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  8 h 51 min

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

$37 - $82

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 323.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Raleigh/Durham, drive  •  6 h 10 min

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

$177 - $332

Train to Charlotte, fly, drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Knoxville (TYS) CLT - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$225 - $1,102

Questions & Answers

The distance between Raleigh and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 275 miles. The road distance is 323.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 324 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to drive from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Raleigh/Durham 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 Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 275.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

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

There is no direct connection from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the train to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center, 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 National Park. Alternatively, you can take the line 1 bus to Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, take the walk to Raleigh, Nc, take the bus to Asheville, Nc, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Charlotte to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 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 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
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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