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.

Local Taxi Service

Please Note: Network Transportation Companies, like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are NOT approved to access ORNL or the ORNL Guest House. Taxi companies with logo marked vehicles may enter if they are dropping off or picking up a guest with an approved PAS or valid DOE badge. For pick-up, the driver must have the name of the guest with an approved PAS. The taxi companies below are some 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.

Campus Taxi Service

Campus taxi is a free service.

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