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Transportation Guide: Wander Smoky Mountains

Getting to Gatlinburg: Your Gateway to Mountain Adventures

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Transportation Guide: Wander Smoky Mountains

Embrace the call of the mountains! Gatlinburg is an ideal hub for grand adventures in the great outdoors, offering a mountaintop experience right from downtown. With miles of hiking trails, diverse dining options, attractions, shopping, and arts and crafts, Gatlinburg serves as your all-season basecamp for thrilling escapades in the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To get you started, we made a list of the top 3 airports as well as some ground transportation options to get you to Wander Smoky Mountains:

Air Travel (TYS)

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 43 miles

Details: McGhee Tyson Airport provides services from various airlines, offering a range of destinations with both domestic and international flights. The airlines operating at TYS include Allegiant, American, Avelo, Delta, Frontier, and United. The airport offers nonstop flights to 25+ major cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C., among others.

Ground Transportation from TYS

Option 1: Cab/Taxi/ Car Service

  • A Elite Limos: (865) 456-0023

  • Always Ready Transportation: (865) 226-9769

  • American Limousine: (865) 280-3699

  • Chariots of Hire: (865) 522-8108/ (865) 287-5934

  • Olympus Car & Coach: (865) 523-2796

  • Ride Safe With Us: (865) 320-0888

  • 1-n-Only Airport Taxi: (865) 740-8026

  • AAA Taxi: (865) 970-0016

  • America Cab: (865) 771-8088

  • Benchmark Taxi: (865) 310-7047

  • Connections Taxi: (865) 980-3384/ (800) TAXICAB

  • Discount Taxi: (865) 317-0554

  • OB’s Taxi: (865) 388-1582

  • Lightning Taxi: (865) 719-4330

  • Royal Taxi: (865) 936-3356

  • Sunday Taxi:(865) 518-1223

  • Tennessee Transportation: (865) 242-9719

Option 2: Car Rental

  • Alamo: (865) 342-3210/ (800) 327-9633

  • Avis: (865) 342-3220/ (800) 331-1212

  • Budget: (865) 342-3220/ (800) 527-0700

  • Enterprise: (865) 342-1650

  • Hertz: (865) 342-3232/ (800) 654-3131

  • National: (865) 342-3240/ (800) 227-7368

  • Dollar: (865) 342-3250/ (800) 367-2277 

  • Payless: (865) 983-3446/ (800) 729-5377

Air Travel (AVL)

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 91 miles

Details: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue offer year-round nonstop flights from the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, and Sarasota. There are also seasonal nonstop flights to at least 10 other locations. Be sure to check the airline website as not all flights are offered daily.

Ground Transportation from AVL

Option 1: Cab/Taxi

  • A American Cab: 828-697-4200

  • A-Cab: 828-698-2324

  • Areawide Transportation: 828-713-4710

  • Checker Cab: 828-254-1155

  • J&J Cab: 828-253-3311

  • Night and Day Taxi: 828-693-8099

Option 2: Car Service

  • Asheville Affordable Transportation: 828-779-7882

  • Asheville Day Tours: 828-774-7172

  • Asheville Transportation & Shuttles/Grady Co: 828-691-0504

  • Asheville Airport Shuttle: 828-231-1053

  • Asheville Premier Transportation: 828-407-0221

  • Atchison: 828-595-1234

  • Bray’s Professional Transportation: 336-317-5744

  • Diamond Executive Car Transportation: 828-281-8139

  • La Liberte’ Sedan & Limo: 727-512-2922

  • Marvels Upscale Transportation Service: 828-280-1698

  • Peak Limousine: 828-585-6025

  • Pegasus Transportation: 828-281-4600

  • Prestige Drive: 828-774-7172

  • Special Occasions Limousine: 828-681-2811

  • TRAVL LLC: 828-237-2373

  • Young Transportation: 828-774-5810

Option 3: Car Rental

  • Avis: (828) 684-7144

  • Budget: (828) 209-3612

  • Enterprise: (828) 684-3607

  • Hertz: (828) 684-6455

  • National/Alamo: (828) 684-8572

  • Thrifty/Dollar: (828) 687-2513

Air Travel (TRI)

Tri-Cities Airport (TRI)

Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 104 miles

Details: Tri-Cities Airport offers nonstop flights to key destinations through Allegiant, American, and Delta Airlines. Travelers can conveniently reach Orlando, St. Petersburg, Charlotte, Dallas, and Atlanta, with ongoing efforts to enhance air service at the airport.

Ground Transportation from TRI

Option 1: Cab/Taxi/Car Service

  • Eller Taxi Service: (276) 759-2200

  • Kingsport Cabbie: (423) 963-4760

  • Model City Taxi: (423) 480-2223

  • Quicksilver Taxi: (423) 430-0324

  • Reliable Taxi & Delivery: (423) 426-6003

  • Starline Limousine: (423) 379-2211

  • Unlimited Transportation: (423) 525-5560

  • W.W. Taxi Co: (423) 929-8316

Option 2: Car Rental

  • Alamo: (423) 323-5897

  • Avis: (423) 325-6000

  • Budget: (423) 323-6304

  • Enterprise: (423) 325-6200

  • Hertz: (509) 547-0111

  • National: (423) 323-5897

  • Thrifty: (423) 325-6200


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