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Atlanta - Knoxville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to Knoxville. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to Knoxville usually takes around 11 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance155 mi (250 km)
Shortest duration4h 20m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Knoxville?

The average price for a bus ticket to Knoxville is $24.96, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Atlanta. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Atlanta to Knoxville is expected to range from $25 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Knoxville within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on May 23, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Atlanta to Knoxville by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $27 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $15.54 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Knoxville?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Atlanta to Knoxville that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound312h 3m$28.13
OurBus14h 21m$33.36
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Atlanta to Knoxville every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Knoxville usually start from $23.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $30, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Atlanta to Knoxville if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Knoxville during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Atlanta to Knoxville?

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 155 miles from Atlanta to Knoxville. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Knoxville at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Knoxville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Knoxville each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Knoxville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • Arts Center Tower - MARTA Station

Where does the bus arrive in Knoxville?

Main arrival station: Marathon Gas

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Knoxville.

All bus stations in Knoxville:

  • Marathon Gas

  • Weigel Gas Station

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