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Journey Information

Nashville to Knoxville, TN bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.00
Shortest Duration3h 20m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1
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Nashville-Knoxville Bus Schedule

Price trends for buses from Nashville to Knoxville

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JunJun

Monthly average prices

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Nashville to Knoxville right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Nashville to Knoxville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.00 was the low point for bus fares from Nashville to Knoxville. Buses from Knoxville to Nashville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $32.88 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 160 miles (258 kilometers) from Nashville to Knoxville. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Knoxville. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Nashville?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nashville to Knoxville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Nashville to Knoxville. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

What bus companies travel from Nashville to Knoxville?

There is one bus company that operates from Nashville to Knoxville. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound29h 48m$44.23

Where does the bus leave from in Nashville?

Most buses depart from the main station in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

Where does the bus arrive in Knoxville?

All buses from Nashville arrive at one main station in Knoxville, Tennessee:

  • Bus Terminal - 100 E Magnolia Ave

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