Kingsport (pop. 48,205) is a city in Eastern Tennessee.

Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church

Get in

By plane

Tri-Cities Regional Airport

By car

Interstates I-81 and I-26. (I-26 may be shown as I-181 on older maps or GPS navigators.) U.S. Highways 11-W and 23

By bus

Greyhound has a bus stop located downtown with daily service.

Get around

By car

The principal way to get around town is by automobile. Traffic is often light and driving is thus typically not a challenge.

Parking is plentiful in downtown areas and usually free of charge.

By bus

Kingsport has a public transit system (Kingsport Area Transit System or "KATS") with buses that run six hourly routes that cover downtown, major employers and major shopping areas.

By taxi

Kingsport has several taxi companies available for hire:

By bicycle

Kingsport has a few signed bike routes available for use. Moreover, the Green Belt is a multi-use path that connects many main parts of the city. Bike riders should use extreme caution when riding on roads, as many local drivers are not accustomed to bicycles.

On foot

Most of the downtown area is easily accessible on foot, and sidewalks are provided in many parts of the city.



Kingsport skyline

This section of the Greenbelt Linear Park includes a swinging bridge, picnic area, playground, jogging/bicycle path, fishing and historical markers.

Enjoy guided trail rides with beautiful woodland scenery.


Most of the major retailers have outlets here, primarily along Stone Drive (US Route 11W) or at the Fort Henry Mall.


Kingsport has a variety of locally and regionally operated eating establishments to suit the needs of any palate.

Moreover, if one is feeling less adventurous, Kingsport also has numerous nationally-available American chains. Fast-food chains, such as McDonalds or Subway, are available in numerous locations throughout the city. Additionally, many formal dining establishments, such as Olive Garden, Chili's, and much more, are located around the intersection of Stone Drive and Eastman Road.


Clubs and bars with live entertainment in and around Kingsport include Acoustic Coffeehouse, Pickin' Porch, Bistro 105, River's Edge Restaurant, Bridges Cafe, Cahootenanny's, Gatsby's, Stir Fry Cafe, Nashville Sound, Country's Stateline Tavern, Picasso's.


Go next

Routes through Kingsport

END  N  S  Johnson City Asheville
Wytheville Bristol  N  S  Jct W E Dandridge → END
Merges with Bristol  N  S  Knoxville Merges with
Catlettsburg Paintsville  N  S  Johnson City Asheville

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