Getting Around

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The Guest House is located at 8640 Nano Center Drive at Chestnut Ridge facility complex.

Download a pdf of our ORNL Guest House Maps.

Driving to ORNL GUEST HOUSE from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport

Exit the airport, taking US 129 North toward Knoxville. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles, then exit onto 1-140 to Oak Ridge. Continue on 1-140 approximately 11.5 miles, straight (left lane) onto Pellissippi Parkway (TN 162 North). Continue straight on TN 162 across the Herman B. Postma bridge. Merge to the right-lane exit for Bethel Valley Road, proceed straight past the traffic light to the ORNL east vehicle entrance. (See visitor information on pre-arranging your visit.) Once you are verified, continue about 4 miles on Bethel Valley Road. See sign for Spallation Neutron Source. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Spallation Drive, follow signs to ORNL Guest House (approximately 1.5 miles, turn right). The Guest House will be on your right.

Driving to ORNL GUEST HOUSE from Downtown Knoxville

Take Interstate 40 West out of downtown Knoxville. After approximately 10 miles, take Exit 376 onto Pellissippi Parkway (TN 162) following the signs to Oak Ridge. Continue straight on TN 162 across the Herman B. Postma Bridge. Merge to the right-lane exit for Bethel Valley Road, proceed straight past the traffic light to the ORNL east vehicle entrance. Continue per directions above.

External Transportation Services

External transportation services from the airport to Oak Ridge National Laboratory can be used as follows: Individuals being dropped off or picked up must be a visitor with approved Personnel Access System (PAS) and Portal Access Check (PAC). Talk with your host about Laboratory access prior to arrival. Logo marked vehicles from taxi companies, Uber, and Lyft may enter the Laboratory only if they are dropping off or picking up a visitor.

 For drop-off, visitor should have an approved form of identification (See Entering ORNL, https://www.ornl.gov/content/come-see-us#building). For pick-up, the outside transportation service driver must have the name of the guest and an approved form of identification. Note:  External transportation may only go to the ORNL Visitor Center during normal business hours; or the Guest House or LSS during normal business hours, evenings and weekends.

The taxi companies below are some that are used by our visitors:

Morgan Yellow Cab: (865) 483-4343
Gold Cab: (865) 919-0001
1-N-Only: (865) 740-8026
Airport United Taxi: (865) 437-7375
Discount Taxi: (865) 755-5143

Click here to access web page for McGhee Tyson Airport Ground Transportation to see additional taxi services.

Campus Taxi Service

Campus taxi is a free service. Call for a ride from the ORNL Guest House to any on campus location.

Phone 680-2303 between 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone 680-9800 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
NOTE: late taxi takes the last call at 4:00 pm