Travel & Lodging

The 2019 CNMS User Meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the conference rooms of the CNMS and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).

Please note that the user meeting and workshops will take place inside the ORNL campus. Although a registration fee is not collected, meeting registration is required for site access. On-site registration will NOT be available.

Driving Directions to Meeting Location: Attendees may drive their own vehicles to ORNL, but must allow an extra 30 minutes for processing at the security portal (follow posted speed limit).  Visitors will go to the ORNL Visitor Center for badge pick-up and then proceed to the meeting location at building 8600, SNS.  See additional information here for directions, maps, and GPS coordinates.  View parking location for SNS here.

Information desk will be in the lobby of 8600, SNS.

Airport, Car Rental, and Taxi Services: ORNL’s website provides links to airports, car rentals, flight schedules and more. Oak Ridge, TN is served by the airport in Knoxville (abbreviation TYS), about 30 minutes away. NOTE: Network Transportation Companies, like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar  are NOT approved to access ORNL. The following taxi companies 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

Site Access Requirements
In compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005, state-issued driver’s licenses that are not REAL ID compliant will no longer be accepted as proof of identity at federal facilities including ORNL.  If you are from one of the noncompliant states, you will need to provide another form of approved identification as listed at Transportation Security Information.  Foreign national visitors are not affected. Foreign Nationals are required to present a visa and passport upon arrival at the ORNL Visitor Center.

Lodging: Invited Speakers will be notified of their travel/lodging arrangements
A block of rooms are being held at the *TownePlace Suites in Oak Ridge on a first come, first serve basis. With the exception of Invited Speakers, attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.  

*TownePlace Suites
Group rates available through July 21, 2019:
Group name: CNMS User Meeting
300 S. Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Tel (865) 409-5059

Staybridge Suites
420 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Tel (865) 298-0050

Quality Inn
216 S. Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Tel (865) 483-6809

DoubleTree by Hilton
215 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Tel (865) 481-2468

Hampton Inn
208 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Tel (865) 482-7889

ORNL Guest House
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8640 Nano Center Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 576-8101