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Knoxville, TN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 73
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,500
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 378
Committable Meeting Rooms* 26
Largest Exhibit Space 120,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 57,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $90
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $56
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $212
*Maximum for a single hotel

Knoxville, TN Airport Information

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Approximate taxi fare: $33 USD

Located 12 miles South of Knoxville in Alcoa, Tennessee, McGhee Tyson Airport is the primary airport serving the Knoxville metro area. With 4,000-plus seats available, Tysons has 120 departures and arrivals each day. Eight airlines fly through McGhee Tyson Airport, providing service to 18 non-stop destinations in the eastern United States. A $70-million renovation was completed in the fall of 2000, incorporating two new concourses and a 115-foot indoor mountain stream.

Airline carriers serving the McGhee Tyson Airport

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Eagle
  • Comair
  • Continental Express
  • Delta Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Express
  • US Airways Express

Knoxville, TN Public Transportation


A taxi costs roughly $33 from McGhee Tyson's airport to downtown Tennessee. There are a number of taxi services that operate within the city which can be booked by phone. Once in town, the free trolley service described below is the best way to navigate the city.


Knoxville is reachable by car, Greyhound bus and boat via the Tennessee River. There is no Amtrak train service in Northeast Tennessee. The Knoxville Area Transit, or KAT, provides bus service in Knox County and the city of Knoxville with stops on hourly intervals.

For downtown transportation, try the Knoxville Trolley Lines which runs several free lines to area destinations like the University of Tennessee, McClung Museum, James White's Fort, Blount Mansion, Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River waterfront, Historic Old City, the Knoxville Convention Center and World's Fair Park. On Friday and Saturday nights during the University of Tennessee spring and fall terms a "Late Line" route is in operation. A number of greenways throughout the city also provide walker and biker-friendly transportation pathways.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Nashville, TN 179 mi 2 hr 26 min 3 hr 13 min USD $606+
Chattanooga, TN 180 mi 1 hr 50 min 3 hr 49 min USD $573+
Atlanta, GA 213 mi 3 hr 23 min 52 min USD $418+
Charlotte, NC 230 mi 3 hr 57 min 5 hr 5 min USD $368+
Cincinnati, OH 250 mi 3 hr 49 min 1 hr 3 min USD $390+
Washington, DC 486 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 24 min USD $710+
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