A half-dozen airlines serve McGhee Tyson with direct flights from 20 U.S. cities, including Orlando, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Memphis, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Airlines with service to Knoxville include U.S. Air, United, Delta, American, Continental, Northwest, and Allegiant Air.
Taxis and car rentals are available at the airport. To get to downtown Knoxville from McGhee Tyson, take Alcoa Highway (U.S. 129) north to the city.
Two major interstate highways cross in Knoxville. I-75 is a north–south highway that connects with Lexington, Kentucky, in the north and Chattanooga to the south. I-40 is an east–west thoroughfare. About 35 miles east of Knoxville I-40 peels off and heads into North Carolina, while I-81 heads to the Tri-Cities and points northeast. I-40 west heads to Nashville and Memphis.
Greyhound (www.greyhound.com) serves Knoxville with bus service to Nashville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Atlanta, and many other cities. The Greyhound station is located at 100 E. Magnolia Avenue. The station number is 865/524-0369.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition