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There are 5 ways to get from Chattanooga to Bristol by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Bristol, Tn 1508 / ...

$51 - $114

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Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Bristol 223.1 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Chattanooga to Tri-Cities Regional  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) CHA - TRI

$226 - $1,022

Bus to Atlanta, fly to Tri-Cities Regional  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) ATL - TRI

$181 - $475

Fly Chattanooga to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Asheville (AVL) CHA - AVL
  2. Drive from Asheville to Bristol

$190 - $1,016

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The cheapest way to get from Chattanooga to Bristol is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chattanooga to Bristol is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chattanooga to Bristol. However, there are services departing from Chattanooga and arriving at Bristol, Tn via Music City Central 5Th - Bay 9 and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 52 min.

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The distance between Chattanooga and Bristol is 206 miles. The road distance is 223.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Bristol without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 52 min and costs $50 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11 h 52 min to get from Chattanooga to Bristol, including transfers.

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Chattanooga to Bristol bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chattanooga station.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Bristol is to bus which takes 11 h 52 min and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chattanooga Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Chattanooga to Bristol bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bristol, Tn station.

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Map of how to get from Chattanooga to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 206.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 52 min

What companies run services between Chattanooga, TN, USA and Bristol, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Chattanooga to Bristol via Nashville, TN, Music City Central 5Th - Bay 9, Broadway Ave & 9Th Ave S Wb, and Nashville, Tn in around 11 h 52 min. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chattanooga to Bristol hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Tri-Cities Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Atlanta to Tri-Cities Regional
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Chattanooga to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Tri-Cities Regional via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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megabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Bristol, Tn
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Chattanooga to Bristol is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Chattanooga to Bristol.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chattanooga Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Chattanooga Airport is to line 19 bus which takes 35 min and costs $2.

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