There are 6 ways to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, bus or train

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 Richmond, drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Knoxville (TYS) RIC - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$218 - $1,112

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus, drive  •  11 h 57 min

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

$53 - $105

4 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly, drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$175 - $650

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly, drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Knoxville (TYS) IAD - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$243 - $658

Train, bus, drive  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill 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

$151 - $387

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains 461.5 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the bus to Richmond International Airport, take the walk to Richmond airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Springfield, take the walk to Franconia Springfield Metro, take the subway to NATIONAL AIRPORT station, take the walk to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
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
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Richmond and Great Smoky Mountains is 583 km. The road distance is 738 km.

The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $210 - $1,200.

It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.