There are 8 ways to get from Richmond 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.

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Fly from Richmond  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Knoxville (TYS) RIC - TYS

$266 - $1,172

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Knoxville, Tn 4845

$56 - $143

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Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$224 - $710

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Knoxville (TYS) CHO - TYS

$298 - $1,244

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  6 h 33 min

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

$292 - $718

Bus via Winston Salem, Nc  •  12 h 30 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 Knoxville, Tn

$67 - $163

Train, bus  •  15 h 8 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. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Knoxville, Tn

$161 - $415

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Knoxville 436 miles

$40 - $65

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Knoxville. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Knoxville, Tn via Raleigh, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Knoxville is 376 miles. The road distance is 436 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Knoxville without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Richmond to Knoxville, including transfers.

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Richmond to Knoxville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Knoxville is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Knoxville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Knoxville, Tn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Knoxville is 436 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Richmond to Knoxville.

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

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Knoxville.
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  • Distance: 376.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Knoxville, TN, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Richmond to Knoxville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Knoxville via Raleigh, Nc in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
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 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 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 Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
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 Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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
Bus from Asheville, Nc to Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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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