Cheap flights to Tennessee

Situated in the Southeastern United States, the US state of Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The eastern part of Tennessee is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains, while on the western border is the Mississippi River. The state’s capital and second largest city in terms of population is Nashville, with Memphis being the largest. Majority of Tennessee experiences a humid subtropical climate, except for some of the higher elevations in the Appalachians, which experience a mountain temperate climate or a humid continental climate.


What to see & do

Tourism, along with agriculture and manufacturing, is one of Tennessee’s major industries. The most visited national park in the United States is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is headquartered in the eastern part of Tennessee. A section of the Appalachian Trail also roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. This hiking trail not only serves as an exciting outdoor adventure activity, but also shows spectacular and diverse views as it traverse forests, wild lands, and even towns, roads, and farms. Other major tourist destinations in the state include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, the Parthenon, Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, the Memphis Zoo, and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Tennessee has also played a major role in the development of many types of American popular music such as rock and roll, blues, country, and rockabilly. Recognising this role of the state are museums including the Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, and the International Rock-A-Billy Museum in Jackson. Elvis Presley’s Graceland residence and tomb are also located in Memphis, Tennessee.


How to get around within Tennessee

Major cities in Tennessee are served by public bus systems, as well as Greyhound buses that are options for inter-city travel. Major airports in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities, and smaller airports across the state also offer flights within the state. Amtrak operates the “City of New Orleans” line that runs through Memphis and Newbern. The city of Nashville also operates a commuter rail, the Music City Star commuter rail service, which travels from the suburbs to the downtown area. 


How to get there

The six major airports in Tennessee are Memphis International Airport, Nashville International Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson. Airlines that serve the airports in Tennessee include American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, SeaPort Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express. 


Amtrak’s passenger rail service can also be used when getting into Tennessee, as the “City of New Orleans” line runs between Chicago, Illinois, and New Orleans, Louisiana, with stations at Memphis and Newbern. Interstates that also lead to Tennessee includr: Interstate 40 (with branch interstate highways including I-240 in Memphis, I-440 in Nashville, I-14- from Knoxville to Alcoa, and I-640 in Knoxville), I-26, I-24, Interstate 22, I-55, I-65, I-75, I-81, Interstate 65, Interstate 75, Interstate 81, I-155, and I-275.

Flights to Tennessee

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