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There are 9 ways to get from Chattanooga to Chicago by plane, car or bus

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Fly Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 17m

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

$144 - $1,306

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Bus Megabus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Chicago

$55 - $70

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Fly Chattanooga to Chicago Midway  •  6h 19m

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

$154 - $756

Drive to Knoxville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Knoxville
  2. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TYS - ORD

$163 - $441

Drive to Huntsville, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Huntsville
  2. Fly from Huntsville (HSV) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) HSV - ORD

$213 - $411

Bus to Atlanta, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) ATL - MDW

$118 - $269

Bus to Nashville, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
  2. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BNA - MDW

$169 - $630

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga, Tn to Nashville, Tn 4702
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Chicago, Il 1196 / ...

$66 - $166

Drive  •  9h 56m

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Chicago 603.2 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago is to bus which costs $55 - $70 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chattanooga to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $1,400 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 12h 10m.

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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 12h 10m and costs $55 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m 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 4h 17m and costs $140 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $70 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Chattanooga Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 54m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chattanooga to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 491.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chattanooga to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chattanooga to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 12h 10m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago Midway via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Huntsville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Huntsville to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Nashville to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Huntsville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Knoxville to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Huntsville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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Bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Chicago
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Book at
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

Chicago is 1h behind Chattanooga. It is currently 1:22 PM in Chattanooga and 12:22 PM in Chicago.

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

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chattanooga Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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

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