knoxville transportation

Knoxville Transportation


Knoxville is located at the head of the Tennessee River navigation channel. The river is part of the Interconnected Inland Water System which links Knoxville with 21 states, the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Linkages may be made to the entire inland waterway system, allowing shipments to be made by water to Houston, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and Little Rock.

Three active river terminals handle barge shipments in Knoxville. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway links East Tennessee to 13 other states and the Gulf of Mexico. The waterway shortens shipping between Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico by 882 miles and enables East Tennessee products to arrive at their Gulf destination from eight to nine days earlier.

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Phone: 637-3000
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) operates the public bus system for the city of Knoxville. The bus service is composed of fixed routes operating on a regular schedule, service for The University of Tennessee, special services for persons with disabilities and the elderly, shuttles for special events, trolleys, service to Park-and-Ride lots, free Shop and Ride programs and many other transit services.

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Phone: 342-3000
Fax: 342-3050
McGhee-Tyson Airport   Phone: 342-3000
Fax: 342-3050
Amtrack Reservations