Parking Lots

Please arrive at least 2 hours prior to your flight if you plan to park on airport property.

Please Note: trailers, motorhomes, buses, motorcycles, or oversized vehicles are not permitted in any airport parking lots.

Short-Term Lot

The short-term parking lot is a five-minute walk to the airport terminal building, which is the closest parking lot to the facility. This lot offers covered, garage parking.

Parking Garage
Ceiling Clearance: 7’ 2”

$22 per day

Long-Term Lot

The long-term parking lot is a ten-minute walk to the airport terminal building. This lot offers covered, garage parking.

Parking Garage
Ceiling Clearance: 7’ 10”

$16 per day

Economy Lot

There are three different economy lots. Economy Lots A & B are located directly behind the Airport Hilton and are a 15 minute walk to the airport terminal building. Economy Lot C is located near the new Hunt Road/Tyson Center intersection and requires a shuttle service to and from the airport terminal building.

$11 per day


Parking Map

For more information about parking at the airport, please contact Republic Parking at (865) 970-2749.

All airport parking lots provide accessible parking spaces. If you need wheelchair assistance at your vehicle, please notify an airport employee located curbside or call (865) 342-3180 between the hours of 5 am and 7 pm daily.

If you are planning to pick up a passenger quickly, try the airport’s Phone & Wait Lot for FREE temporary parking. Located along Airport Loop Road, the Phone & Wait Lot allows you to stay with your vehicle while you wait for your guest to arrive. When your guest is ready to be picked up, they simply use their cell phone or one of the airport’s courtesy telephones to call and arrange a pick-up location.

Parking Construction Information

The Parking Garage Expansion Project is the first of many construction projects that are aimed at elevating the passenger experience and accommodating continued airport growth. Continue to check this page for updated construction notices. 
February 5, 2024: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) will close a portion of its Long-Term Parking lot to begin work on its Parking Garage Expansion Project. Limited garage parking will still be available in the Long-Term Lot, and guests will still have full access to the Short-Term Lot. The new garage will be 6 stories and will add 3,500 convenient parking spots adjacent to the airport terminal building. 
The partial closure of the Long-Term parking lot will be offset with the addition of more than 1,000 parking spaces in the airport’s new Economy Lot C.  From this new lot, a 24-hour shuttle service will transport passengers and guests to and from the airport terminal building. The estimated time on the shuttle from the new lot is 15 minutes. Passengers and guests will need to include this additional time when planning to arrive at the airport.


From the North (I-75):

I-75 southbound toward Knoxville.
At the I-640 interchange, follow I-275 south.

Continue for 2.5 miles, take I-40 west, and follow exit 386B to Alcoa Highway/US 129.

Follow US 129 across Tennessee River, continue for approximately 12 miles to the Airport.

From Knoxville:

Take I-40W to Exit #386B (129 South, Alcoa Highway, Airport, Smoky Mountains) approximately 12 miles.

From Nashville & Chattanooga:

Take I-40E to #376B (Interstate 140) approximately 12 miles to Exit 11A (129 South) go 2 miles.The airport will be on the right.


Updates on Road Closures & Construction

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