Oak Ridge travel guide

Oak Ridge Tourism | Oak Ridge Guide

You're Going to Love Oak Ridge

With a population of 29.330, Oak Ridge is a must-see destination in Tennessee, United States.

Where to Eat in Oak Ridge

If you’re looking for affordable options, Flatwater Grill (100 Melton Peninsula) and Calhoun’s Oak Ridge (100 Melton Lake Peninsula) are great picks.

When to visit Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Oak Ridge in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Oak Ridge in July, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -3 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 140 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Oak Ridge, with an average rainfall of 70 mm.

Data provided by weatherbase
Celcius (°C)
Data provided by weatherbase

How to Get to Oak Ridge


Although Oak Ridge doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS), which is located 34 km from Oak Ridge.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Oak Ridge.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Oak Ridge, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Wanda Coach. From New York, the bus ride to Oak Ridge takes 1135 km and will cost you around $331. From Orlando, the ticket costs about $204 for a journey of 1658 km.

Airlines serving Oak Ridge

Good (2,889 reviews)
Good (498 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
Good (3,636 reviews)
Air France
Good (607 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,556 reviews)
Good (1,149 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Excellent (1,424 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,511 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Good (853 reviews)
Good (1,453 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,378 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (219 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (286 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (554 reviews)
Excellent (275 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (443 reviews)
Good (1,440 reviews)
Show more

Where to stay in Oak Ridge

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oak Ridge, An IHG Hotel and Comfort Inn Oak Ridge - Knoxville.

Where to stay in popular areas of Oak Ridge

Hiring a car in Oak Ridge

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Oak Ridge (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.96 and $26.61. The most frequently booked car type in Oak Ridge is Standard (Toyota Prius or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Nissan Pathfinder or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.