Most people choose to drive to Cherokee as it is easily accessed from Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Gatlinburg. Flying is definitely an option as well however, you will have to fly to a neighboring city. You may fly into Asheville, North Carolina's, regional airport. Yet, the McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville is actually the closest. Rental cars will be available for you at the airport from the following national companies:

A car is necessary in Cherokee. Public transportation and taxi service is not the norm here and you will need a car to get around to the areas of interest such as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In fact, no public transportation will get you to the park; you must drive there.

The website for the National Park provides maps and directions as well as camping and other tourist information upon request. Access to the park from Cherokee is extremely easy.

Getting around the city of Cherokee can be done conveniently on foot when sticking to the tourist areas.

Visit the North Carolina's visitor bureau for more information and request of free maps.