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There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Knoxville by plane, train, bus 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  •  5h 32m

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

$266 - $1,172

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Bus  •  12h 30m

  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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Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5h 33m

  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

$281 - $860

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  6h 16m

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

$298 - $1,244

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  6h 53m

  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

$349 - $869

Bus via Greensboro, Nc  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc 1083 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Knoxville, Tn 4845

$58 - $145

Train, bus  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to High Point Amtrak Station Carolinian
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Knoxville, Tn 4845

$85 - $222

Drive  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Knoxville 436 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Knoxville is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Knoxville is to fly which costs $260 - $1,200 and takes 5h 32m.

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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 12h 30m.

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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 12h 30m and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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 5h 32m and costs $260 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 12h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Knoxville.
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  • Distance: 376.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
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 Richmond to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 Charlottesville to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
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 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
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 Charlottesville to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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.

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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 Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
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 Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
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 Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Knoxville is 436 miles. It takes approximately 7h 11m 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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Book your Richmond to Knoxville bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Knoxville. Prices start at $54 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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