There are 6 ways to get from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 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.

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Fly from San Antonio, drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Knoxville (TYS) SAT - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$256 - $1,210

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Bus, drive  •  33 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$161 - $403

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Bus to Austin, fly, drive  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Knoxville (TYS) AUS - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$262 - $1,249

Bus, train, drive  •  38 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to New Orleans
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  4. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$187 - $471

Train, bus, drive  •  42 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
  5. Drive from Asheville, Nc to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

$231 - $653

Drive  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1179.8 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 17 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to fly and drive which costs $250 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between San Antonio and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 976 miles. The road distance is 1179.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 9 min and has one stopover.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 h ahead of San Antonio. It is currently 10:47 AM in San Antonio and 11:47 AM in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1180 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 33 min to drive from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

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There are 1536+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 38 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Distance: 976 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Antonio to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, you can take the line 5 bus to S.A. International Airport W Gate, take the walk to San Antonio airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Austin, Tx, take the walk to Speedway/45th, take the line 656 bus to 301 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto, take the walk to Dean Keeton/Speedway NE Corner, take the line 20 bus to ABIA Lower Level, take the walk to Austin airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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 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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