There are 4 ways to get from Chattanooga to Chicago by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CHA - ORD

$162 - $1,329

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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Chicago

$55 - $70

2 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CHA - MDW

$172 - $778

Drive  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Chicago 603.2 miles

$55 - $90

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chattanooga and arriving at Chicago. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chattanooga and Chicago is 491 miles. The road distance is 603.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Chattanooga to Chicago, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Chattanooga Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 52 min.

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Chattanooga to Chicago bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Chicago station.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Chattanooga. It is currently 1:19 PM in Chattanooga and 12:19 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Chattanooga to Chicago is 603 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 56 min to drive from Chattanooga to Chicago.

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  • Distance: 491.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Chattanooga, TN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chattanooga to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chattanooga to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min.

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Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chattanooga Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Chattanooga Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs .

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