Taxi Transfers To and From McGhee Tyson Airport

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McGhee Tyson Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them

Make sure not to leave your personal belongings at the facility. Transport options available at the airport include rental cars, hotel shuttle services, rideshares, and taxis.

Passengers are highly encouraged to make reservations in advance to guarantee transportation once they arrive at the airport.

Knoxville Airport is approximately 19 kilometers away from Downtown Knoxville.

Taxis at McGhee Tyson Airport

Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal building. The average fare for a taxi cab Downtown is less than $35.00.

However, account for a higher taxi fare and a longer travel time during rush hour.

Please consult your driver for rates if you need to travel outside the city area. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service.

Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.

To ensure transportation upon their arrival at the airport, arriving travelers are recommended to make bookings in advance. The following is an alphabetical list of taxi firms presently authorized to operate at Knoxville Airport.

  • 1-n-Only Airport Taxi, +1 865 740-8026
  • AAA Taxi, +1 865 970-0016
  • Benchmark Taxi, +1 865 310-7047
  • Connections Taxi, +1 865 980-3384
  • Lightning Taxi, +1 865 719-4330
  • OB’s Taxi, +1 865 388-1582
  • Royal Taxi, +1 865 936-3356
  • Sunday Taxi, +1 865 518-1223
  • Tennessee Transportation, +1 865 242-9719

Hotel Shuttles at McGhee Tyson Airport

Though some might require prior reservations, many hotels in Knoxville offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Check directly with the hotel where you booked your room reservation to inquire about more information.

Shuttles can accommodate large groups, families, or individual riders. Look for your designated shuttle pick-up and drop points at the Ground Transportation Center.

Additionally, it is customary to give the driver a tip ($5.00 – $10.00 depending on the length of the ride, plus $1.00 per bag if the driver helps you with your luggage).

Fares may vary for this service. Please call your hotel front desk for further assistance.

We have here a list of shuttle service providers authorized by Knoxville Airport.

  • Best Western Knoxville Airport/Alcoa, +1 865-273-2800 / 1-800-780-7234
  • Blackberry Farm, +1 865-984-8166
  • Comfort Suites – Airport, +1 865-238-5396 / 1-877-424-6423
  • Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville Airport, +1 865-977-8333 / +1 888-236-2427
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, +1 865-409-5950
  • Hampton Inn Knoxville-Airport, +1 865-983-1101
  • Knoxville Holiday Inn Express, +1 865693-1011
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Knoxville Airport, +1 865-984-9350 / 1-800-228-2800
  • The Tennessean Hotel, +1 865-232-1800
  • Tru by Hilton Alcoa Knox Airport, +1 865-995-6910

Visit the Knoxville Airport's Ground Transportation Page for more updated information:

Ride Shares at McGhee Tyson Airport

The ridesharing pick-up spot for Uber and Lyft is on the terminal building's lowest level. The pick-up point is straight to the right of the building.

  • Directional signs are available to help passengers find their ridesharing car, or they can just follow the walking instructions below.
  • Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company's app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver.
  • They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
  • Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.
  • It might help if you ask the driver to identify himself and the name of the passenger he's picking up.
  • Finally, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you are not under any obligation to climb into someone's vehicle.