There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Knoxville by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 1 min

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

$227 - $393

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
  3. Take the bus from Campbell Court to Exit 118 Park and Ride
  4. Take the Megabus from Christiansburg to Knoxville

$68 - $150

4 alternative options

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  5 h 23 min

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

$294 - $1,318

Train, bus, Megabus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va
  4. Take the bus from Campbell Court to Exit 118 Park and Ride
  5. Take the Megabus from Christiansburg to Knoxville

$93 - $193

Bus Pandora Bus, Megabus  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Doraville, GA
  2. Take the Megabus from Atlanta GA to Knoxville

$87 - $101

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Knoxville 363.8 miles

$35 - $55

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 Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Roanoke, Va, Campbell Court, Exit 118 Park and Ride, and Christiansburg in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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
Every 4 hours
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Valley Metro Roanoke
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Campbell Court to Exit 118 Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Christiansburg to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Doraville, GA
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Raleigh and Knoxville is 476 km. The road distance is 582 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Knoxville is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $220 - $400.

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Knoxville. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Knoxville via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Campbell Court and Christiansburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Raleigh to Knoxville, including transfers.