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“McGhee-Tyson Airport is small and easy to navigate. Travelers will enjoy quick, often short lines for security.”

Flying into Beautiful Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg: home to the only free National Park in the United States, a space needle, and the origin of the famous tune “Rocky Top.” Its downtown has all the comforts a cityslicker might want, and the Smoky Mountains are ready to welcome everyone else for an Appalachian adventure. So, are you asking yourself how you’re going to get there? You will make the first stop on your journey in McGhee-Tyson Airport. Though it is 40 miles from the gate to Gatlinburg, this article will give you all the information you need to travel eastern Tennessee with comfort and style.
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What should I know about flights?

Roundtrip flights are available from many major cities, including Chicago ($375), Philadelphia ($322), and New York ($322). These prices may increase during peak seasons such as summer. Servicing airlines include American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, and United Airways. Plan to arrive during the day to allow travel time to Gatlinburg.

How can I get to McGhee-Tyson Airport from Gatlinburg?

Located in Knoxville, McGhee-Tyson Airport is about one hour from Gatlinburg. The airport offers car rental, limo hiring, and charter service. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, private planes can make reservations* to fly into the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.

If my schedule changes, where can I stay near McGhee-Tyson Airport?

Just because you’re faced with unforeseen circumstances doesn’t mean you should have to pay for them. There are several cheap, comfortable hotels that offer airport shuttle services, including: Courtyard Marriott Knoxville ($99), Country Inn & Suites ($68), Comfort Suites Airport ($79), and La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Airport ($89).

What can I do in Gatlinburg?

There is something for everybody in this fantastic town. Take in the outdoors and enjoy bicycling, camping, fishing, rafting, and ziplining. Visit the Dukes of Hazzard at Cooter's Place, or show the kids that there are fish in the mountains too at Ripley’s Aquarium.

What amenities does the airport offer?

McGhee-Tyson Airport is small and easy to navigate. Travelers will enjoy quick, often short lines for security, tasty snacks at Ruby Tuesday, and local art exhibits.

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