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About Knoxville

With a population of 180 thousand, the city is one of the cities in America where you can live at the most favorable prices. It is the third largest city in the state of Tennessee. Although it is a big city, it is known to be a simple city with a small town spirit. Located on the skirts of Great Smoky Mountain, opposite the Tennessee River, the city is close to Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta and Louisville. The city is at the frontline with its cultural and artistic activities, live music, zoo, nature, history and outdoor activities. There are rivers, lakes, hiking trails in the city. Activities such as camping, fishing and river sports are popular among both locals and visitors.

The region's famous Great Smoky Mountain National Park is very close to the city center. You have much to see in the city like the American Museum of Science and Energy, McClung Natural History and Culture Museum, Art Museum, Chocolate Factory, Oak Ridge Children's Museum, James White Castle, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Old Gray Cemetery. You can also buy souvenirs and spend your spare time in the Old Town where many restaurants and shops are located. The old steam motor train, which takes you to a 90-minute tour to the historic and beautiful parts of Knoxville, is another tourist attraction. You can experience a nostalgic ride by taking this historic train.

McGhee Tyson Airport is 19 kilometers from the center of Knoxville. It is 30 minutes from the Great Smoky National Park. Taxi and car rental options are available to go from the airport to the city center. Apart from these, you can also use the shuttles of private companies that provide airport transfer service, individually or as a group, by making a reservation in advance.

Transportation to Knoxville City Center from Airport

Located about 20 kilometers south of the Knoxville settlement in the state of Tennessee in the United States of America, McGhee Tyson Airport is also just 30-minute drive from the world-famous Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You can prefer taking a taxi as well as you can take advantage of car rental services to reach Knoxville city center from McGhee Tyson Airport.


It is quite easy to reach Knoxville city center by taking one of the airport taxis that are available right outside the arrivals terminal of McGhee Tyson Airport. All you need to do is take a look if the taxi driver would turn on the taximeter. The taxi ride to Knoxville downtown, which is about 20 kilometers away, costs approximately 55-70 dollars. If you would like to travel at more affordable prices, please keep in mind that you can take advantage of shared taxis, as well as you can arrange a taxi service at the airport using the applications like Towncar (16-30 dollars), and Uber (13-18 dollars).

Rent a car

Since McGhee Tyson Airport is an internationally recognized airport, many local and international car rental companies have their offices inside the airport terminal. Once you choose the one that best suits your budget among these companies, you can pick up your car quickly and then you can arrive at Knoxville city center after a 25 or 30-minute drive.

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2018

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To which airport are the flights to Knoxville arranged?

Knoxville flights are organized to McGhee Tyson Airport.

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