Arriving in Knoxville
The Knoxville airport is McGhee Tyson (TYS),
which is not an international airport, but has direct connections with e.g. Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Washington, Philadelphia and NYC.
Other reasonable options are flying into the Nashville (Tennessee) International Airport or the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, and driving to Knoxville (about 3 hours from Nashville and 3.5 from Atlanta).
For driving directions here is a link from google maps, with the directions to downtown Knoxville: Sunsphere, next to the Knoxville Convention Center(KCC).
Feel free to replace with your hotel address from our accommodations
info (map)or what else you might prefer. There is currently some construction work on I-40, but
if you follow the signs to downtown (e.g. exit 388) you should be OK.
See also the
directions provided by KCC.
Go to www.tys.org/ground-transportation for basic info on the different transportation options at the McGhee/Tyson airport.
www.tys.org/ground-transportation/rental.asp has info on car rentals.
The QM09 organizers have made a special arrangement for round trip transportation
between the airport and downtown Knoxville with Twin Lakes Limo
twinlakeslimo.com, at the cost of $30.00 per person.
The original deadline for reservations was March 20, 2009, but they can possibly (no guarantees
unless you receive a confirmation) accept later reservations. The phone number to
use is 865-988-9420 or 800-505-9420. You can also make your reservation via
Please include the following information in your reservation request: arrival and departure flights and times, the number of people the reservation is for (and their names), and the hotel you are staying at.
If they ask for your credit card info to confirm the reservation, you are
strongly encouraged to fax them that info, instead of including it in an email.
The conference hotels that offer special QM09 rates are all located
either right next to the conference site or within a few minutes walk, as are
plenty of local restaurants etc., so no local transportation is typically
Between e.g. the Univ. of Tenn. area, downtown and the Old City, the
Knoxville Trolley Service provides free transportation
during part of the day. For more info, please see their
Public buses also run in the downtown and surrounding areas. For more information, see Knoxville Area Transit.
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