Oak Ridge travel guide

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You're Going to Love Oak Ridge

With a population of 29,330, Oak Ridge 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 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Oak Ridge has to offer.

When to visit Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge in December
Estimated hotel price
$118
1 night at 3-star hotel
Oak Ridge in December
Estimated hotel price
$118
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Oak Ridge in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 87.8 °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 35.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 5.5″. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Oak Ridge, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Oak Ridge

Plane

Although Oak Ridge doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS), which is located 21 miles from Oak Ridge. Chattanooga Lovell Field is the most popular, with regular flights from United Airlines, American Airlines, Qantas Airways and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Oak Ridge departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 32m.

Car

Another option to get to Oak Ridge is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 156 miles from Oak Ridge. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Hertz, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Oak Ridge using Greyhound or FlixBus. From Orlando, the bus ride to Oak Ridge takes 1030 miles and will cost you around $131. From Sky Lake, the ticket costs about $139 for a journey of 1950 miles.

Plane

Although Oak Ridge doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS), which is located 21 miles from Oak Ridge. Chattanooga Lovell Field is the most popular, with regular flights from United Airlines, American Airlines, Qantas Airways and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Oak Ridge departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 32m.

Car

Another option to get to Oak Ridge is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 156 miles from Oak Ridge. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Hertz, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Oak Ridge using Greyhound or FlixBus. From Orlando, the bus ride to Oak Ridge takes 1030 miles and will cost you around $131. From Sky Lake, the ticket costs about $139 for a journey of 1950 miles.

Airlines serving Oak Ridge

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,721 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,470 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,949 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,201 reviews)
Finnair
Good (789 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,902 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,355 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (698 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (771 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (511 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,335 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (949 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (778 reviews)
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Where to stay in Oak Ridge

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oak Ridge, An IHG Hotel and Comfort Inn Oak Ridge - Knoxville.

Where to stay in popular areas of Oak Ridge

Most booked hotels in Oak Ridge

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Knoxville Oak Ridge
2 stars
Excellent (9.2, 44 reviews)
$157+
Hampton Inn Oak Ridge Knoxville
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 274 reviews)
$127+
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Oak Ridge - Knoxville
4 stars
Good (7.7, 96 reviews)
$150+
Quality Inn Oak Ridge
2 stars
Good (7.7, 52 reviews)
$76+
Comfort Inn Oak Ridge - Knoxville
2 stars
Good (7.3, 420 reviews)
$100+
Days Inn by Wyndham Oak Ridge Knoxville
2 stars
Okay (5.4, 178 reviews)
$66+

Renting a car in Oak Ridge

Renting a car in Oak Ridge costs $65 per day, on average, or $196 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 20% cheaper than airport locations in Oak Ridge.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Oak Ridge (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Oak Ridge is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 28% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Oak Ridge costs $65 per day, on average, or $196 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 20% cheaper than airport locations in Oak Ridge.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Oak Ridge (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Oak Ridge is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 28% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.