There are 7 ways to get from Chattanooga to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 2 min

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

$162 - $1,329

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Chicago

$55 - $70

5 alternative options

Fly Chattanooga to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 41 min

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

$172 - $778

Bus to Atlanta, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ATL - MDW

$138 - $289

Fly Nashville to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BNA - MDW

$189 - $646

Bus, train  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga, Tn to Nashville, Tn
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Paducah, Ky
  3. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
  4. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak

$123 - $281

Drive  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Chicago 603.2 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago is to bus which costs $55 - $70 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago is to fly which costs $160 - $1,400 and takes 3 h 2 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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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Chattanooga to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chattanooga and arriving at Chicago. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chattanooga to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chattanooga to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Carbondale Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Atlanta Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chattanooga, Tn to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Paducah, Ky
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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