Sep 16 – 23, 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
US/Eastern timezone

Travel, Directions, Hotels

Travel Information

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is located about 7 miles from the center of the city of Oak Ridge and 25 miles from the McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville. Other major airports that service the Knoxville area are Nashville International Airport (160 miles) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (210 miles).

These driving directions will help you find your way to ORNL from McGhee Tyson Airport, downtown Knoxville, Chattanooga, or Nashville. 

Ground Transportation options from McGhee Tyson Airport include:
Chariots of Hire 865-522-8108 or 800-287-5934
Discount Taxi  865-755-5143, 865-705-1341 — accepts credit cards 
Rental Car Agencies

Meeting Locations, Oak Ridge Campus

The EPICS Collaboration Meeting on Tuesday to Thursday will take place in the Visitor's Center of the ORNL main campus, building 5200, which also includes the cafeteria. The meetings rooms are on the second floor, on top of the cafeteria.

The EPICS Training as well as workgroup satellite meetings on Monday and the SNS Tour on Friday will take place at the SNS site in building 8600.

Basic map: Location of Visitor's Center on main campus; SNS building 8600
ORNL complex: More detailed map 


Oak Ridge Hotels

Rooms have been reserved at the following two hotels for the EPICS meeting as well as the workgroups, and a bus service will be offered to transfer you from the hotel to the EPICS meeting and back on Monday to Friday.

You are strongly encouraged to use these hotels, or at least take the bus leaving from these hotels to the EPICS meeting to simplify access to the laboratory, reducing the wait time at the laboratory gate and the difficulties with finding a parking place for your car.

Mention "EPICS" when making your reservation (the hotel links may actually use 'EPC' as group code):

Hotel National Number Local Number
DoubleTree (EPICS rate: $89/night) 800-222-TREE 865-481-2468
Holiday Inn Express (EPICS: $89/night) 800-315-2621 865-298-1990

Other Nearby Hotels

These hotels do not have rooms allocated to the EPICS meeting, and there is no bus service to the meeting.

Hotel National Number Local Number
Comfort Inn 800-228-5150 865-481-8200
Hampton Inn 800-HAMPTON 865-482-7889
Quality Inn 877-424-6423 865-483-6809
Staybridge Suites 800-225-1237 865-298-0050
WestGate Lodging 865-481-0603 865-481-0603

ORNL Guest House

You might also consider the ORNL Guest House, which is located on the ORNL campus next to SNS. The guest house offers a smoke and alcohol free environment. The Guest House does not serve families (spouses and children). Service animals will be allowed. A visitor’s pass is required to enter ORNL and stay at the Guest House.

Hotel Local Number
ORNL Guest House 865-576-8101


Oak Ridge Area
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