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There are 6 ways to get from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car or bus

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Fly Tampa to Knoxville, drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Knoxville (TYS) TPA - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$168 - $862

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Line 100 bus to St. Petersburg, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Marion St N + Whiting St E to Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1
  2. Fly from St. Petersburg (PIE) to Knoxville (TYS) PIE - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$104 - $328

4 alternative options

Fly Tampa to Asheville, drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Asheville (AVL) TPA - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$300 - $864

Fly St. Petersburg to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from St. Petersburg (PIE) to Asheville (AVL) PIE - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$106 - $330

Bus, drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Greenville, SC
  2. Drive from Greenville, SC to ART Station
  3. Drive from Pisgah View Rd at Canterbury Apartments to Great Smoky Mountains

$173 - $181

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains 643.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which costs $300 - $900 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Tampa and Great Smoky Mountains is 534 miles. The road distance is 643.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tampa Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains is 644 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains.

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

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There are 1383+ hotels available in Great Smoky Mountains. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains.
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  • Distance: 534.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Tampa to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the bus to Airport Rental Car Facility, take the walk to SkyConnect Rental Car Facility Station, take the bus to SkyConnect Passenger Terminal Station, take the walk to Tampa airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Airport Rental Car Facility, take the walk to SkyConnect Rental Car Facility Station, take the bus to SkyConnect Passenger Terminal Station, take the walk to Tampa airport, fly to Asheville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from St. Petersburg to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from St. Petersburg to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Bus operators
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Marion St N + Whiting St E to Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Greenville, SC
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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