Johnson City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Johnson City

With a population of 63,152, Johnson City is a must-see destination in Tennessee, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Johnson City has to offer.

Where to Eat in Johnson City

If you’re looking for affordable options, Wellington's Restaurant (1216 W. State of Franklin) and Gourmet and Company (214 E Mountcastle Dr Johnson City, TN) are great picks.

When to visit Johnson City

Johnson City in February
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel
Johnson City in February
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Johnson City in July, when the average temperature is 75.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 26.6 °F, with an average temperature of 37.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 5.6″. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Johnson City, with an average rainfall of 2.1″.

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How to Get to Johnson City

Plane

When flying to Johnson City, you’ll arrive at Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA (TRI), which is located 12 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Johnson City include Allegiant Air, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Johnson City departs from Chicago and takes around 4h 47m.

Car

Another option to get to Johnson City is to pick up a car rental from Charlotte, which is about 113 miles from Johnson City. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Plane

When flying to Johnson City, you’ll arrive at Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA (TRI), which is located 12 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Johnson City include Allegiant Air, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Johnson City departs from Chicago and takes around 4h 47m.

Car

Another option to get to Johnson City is to pick up a car rental from Charlotte, which is about 113 miles from Johnson City. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Easirent, among others, in Charlotte.

Airports near Johnson City

Airlines serving Johnson City

Lufthansa
Good (4,387 reviews)
KLM
Good (801 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,139 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,601 reviews)
Air France
Good (956 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,814 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,451 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,079 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (218 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,285 reviews)
Finnair
Good (902 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,133 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (364 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,645 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (763 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (737 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,304 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (434 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (895 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,324 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Johnson City

Most booked hotels in Johnson City

Carnegie Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, 885 reviews)
$160+
Hampton Inn Johnson City
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 271 reviews)
$137+
Red Roof Inn Johnson City
2 stars
Good (7.4, 810 reviews)
$70+
Country Inn & Suites, Jonesborough-Johnson City
2 stars
Good (6.9, 677 reviews)
$77+
Super 8 by Wyndham Johnson City
2 stars
Good (6.7, 336 reviews)
$64+
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Johnson City
3 stars
Okay (5.4, 784 reviews)
$67+

Renting a car in Johnson City

Renting a car in Johnson City costs $56 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 12% cheaper than airport locations in Johnson City.

Expect to pay $3.48 per gallon in Johnson City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $41.79 and $55.72. The most frequently booked car type in Johnson City is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Toyota Camry or similar) are, on average, 37% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Johnson City costs $56 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 12% cheaper than airport locations in Johnson City.

Expect to pay $3.48 per gallon in Johnson City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $41.79 and $55.72. The most frequently booked car type in Johnson City is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Toyota Camry or similar) are, on average, 37% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.