There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Knoxville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Knoxville (TYS) RDU - TYS

$137 - $493

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Bus  •  22h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY Raleigh
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Knoxville Nyc / ...

$87 - $182

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Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Knoxville (TYS) FAY - TYS

$165 - $498

Train to Charlotte, fly  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Knoxville (TYS) CLT - TYS

$178 - $574

Train, bus  •  24h 53m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Knoxville Nyc / ...

$112 - $218

Bus via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd  •  30h

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to New York, Ny 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown NY to Knoxville, TN

$114 - $159

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Knoxville 364.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Knoxville is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Knoxville is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Knoxville. However, there are services departing from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC and arriving at Cumberland Ave EB @ Esterbrook Rd via New York, NY and Kingston Pike EB Mid-block just past Walker Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 58m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Knoxville is 298 miles. The road distance is 364.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Knoxville without a car is to bus which takes 22h 58m and costs $85 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Raleigh to Knoxville, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Knoxville bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Knoxville is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs $130 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $190 and takes 22h 58m.

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

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What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Knoxville, TN, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Raleigh to Knoxville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Knoxville via New York, NY, Knoxville, and Kingston Pike EB Mid-block just past Walker Springs in around 22h 58m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Charlotte to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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GoTo Bus
Bus from New York, NY to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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GoTo Bus
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
gotobus.com
NYTN Bus
Phone
+1 615-939-8887
Email
tennesseetravel@gotobus.com
Website
nytnbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
nytnbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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 Raleigh, Nc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Number 1 Bus
Phone
NYC: 1-212-966-8801
Website
number1bus.com
Bus from Chinatown NY to Knoxville, TN
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
number1bus.com

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Raleigh to Knoxville bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Knoxville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Knoxville is 364 miles. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Raleigh to Knoxville.

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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 154+ hotels available in Knoxville. Prices start at $100 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 28 min and costs $2 - $3.

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