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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg by plane, taxi, car, train, bus or shuttle

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Recommended option

Fly to Knoxville, taxi  •  2h 34m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS
  2. Take a taxi from Knoxville to Gatlinburg

$326 - $659

Cheapest option

Fly to Asheville, drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Asheville (AVL) DCA - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg

$125 - $261

3 alternative options

Train, bus, drive  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
  3. Drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg

$149 - $310

Bus, shuttle, taxi  •  16h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Johnson City
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Black Bear Resort to Hot Springs, NC
  4. Take a taxi from Hot Springs, NC to Gatlinburg

$342 - $400

Drive  •  8h 22m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg 492.7 miles

$45 - $70

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Gatlinburg
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The most affordable way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg is to drive, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg is to fly and taxi which costs $320 - $700 and takes 2h 34m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Gatlinburg is 419 miles. The road distance is 492.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg without a car is to bus and shuttle and taxi which takes 16h 38m and costs $340 - $400.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg is 493 miles. It takes approximately 8h 22m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 1175+ hotels available in Gatlinburg. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg.
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  • Distance: 418.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Gatlinburg, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gatlinburg. However, you can fly to Knoxville then take the taxi to Gatlinburg. Alternatively, you can fly to Asheville then take the drive to Gatlinburg.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
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 Alexandria to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Bus operators
Hickory Hop
Website
hickoryhop.com
Bus from Charlotte Airport to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Schedules at
hickoryhop.com
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
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 Lynchburg to Johnson City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Black Bear Resort
Phone
+1-423-725-5988
Website
blackbearresorttn.com
Shuttle from Black Bear Resort to Hot Springs, NC
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
blackbearresorttn.com
Other operators
Taxi from Knoxville to Gatlinburg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Knoxville Taxi Service
Phone
+1 865 691 1900

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