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

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Recommended option

Fly from Richmond, drive  •  7h 12m

  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 Durham, NC  •  12h 55m

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

$52 - $106

6 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly, drive  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$232 - $800

Train to Washington Dulles, fly, drive  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Knoxville (TYS) IAD - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$300 - $809

Bus, drive  •  11h 58m

  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 Greensboro, Nc  •  12h 18m

  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

Train, bus, drive  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to High Point Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  3. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains

$82 - $208

Drive  •  8h 14m

  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 8h 14m.

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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 7h 12m.

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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 7h 12m 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 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains is 462 miles. It takes approximately 8h 14m 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 1401+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 364.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

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 Ric Airport, take the walk to Richmond airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the train to Alexandria Amtrak Station, take the walk to KING STREET station, 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
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to High Point Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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