There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from Richmond, drive  •  6 h 50 min

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

$218 - $1,112

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Bus, drive via Greensboro, Nc  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  3. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$57 - $132

6 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly, drive  •  7 h 7 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 12 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

Bus, drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  3. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$57 - $130

Bus, drive via Winston Salem, Nc  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, 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

$64 - $150

Train, bus, drive  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill 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

$151 - $387

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains 461.5 miles

$45 - $70

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

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Great Smoky Mountains is 364 miles. The road distance is 461.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains is 462 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to drive from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Richmond Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 1268+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 364.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 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
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 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
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $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 Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once 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

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 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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
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
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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 Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
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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