Council of Writing Program Administrators
2017 Conference: Workshop, July 16-19; Institutes, July 20; Conference, July 20-23

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Travel Information:


Arriving by Air—McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
2055 Alcoa Hwy.
Alcoa, TN 37701
(865) 342-3000

TYS is located approximately 14 miles from downtown Knoxville.

The following airlines service TYS:

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines (seasonal)
  • United Airlines


Knoxville skyline at sunset. Photo courtesy of Kristi Larkin Havens.

Arriving by Car
Knoxville is easily accessed by Highways I-75 and I-40

From Charlotte, NC

  • I 85 S toward Gastonia
  • US 74 W toward Kings Mountain/Shelby
  • I 40 W toward Knoxville, TN

From Atlanta, GA

  • I 75 N toward Chattanooga, TN

From Cincinnati, OH

  • I 75 S toward Lexington, KY

Arriving by Bus
Knoxville Transit Center
301 Church Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915 (approx. 0.5 mi from downtown Knoxville)


  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Christiansburg, VA
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, D.C.