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There are 10 ways to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chattanooga to San Francisco  •  9h 47m

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to San Francisco (SFO) CHA - SFO

$248 - $910

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Bus to Atlanta, fly to San Francisco  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Francisco (SFO) ATL - SFO

$132 - $684

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Fly Chattanooga to Oakland  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Oakland (OAK) CHA - OAK

$282 - $1,012

Bus to Atlanta, fly to Oakland  •  9h 11m

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

$206 - $836

Bus to Nashville, fly to San Francisco  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
  2. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to San Francisco (SFO) BNA - SFO

$203 - $445

Bus to Nashville, fly to Oakland  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
  2. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Oakland (OAK) BNA - OAK

$217 - $587

Bus to Atlanta, fly to San Jose  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to San Jose (SJC) ATL - SJC

$267 - $1,029

Bus, train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak California Zephyr

$351 - $978

Bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca

$296 - $730

Drive  •  38h 27m

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to San Francisco 2443.2 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco is to bus and fly which costs $200 - $850 and takes 9h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chattanooga to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Chattanooga and arriving at San Francisco, Ca via Chicago, Il and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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The distance between Chattanooga and San Francisco is 2071 miles. The road distance is 2443.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 18h and costs $350 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 9h 47m to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco is to fly which takes 9h 47m and costs $240 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $750 and takes 2 days 23h.

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There is no direct flight from Chattanooga Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 35m and has one stopover.

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Chattanooga to San Francisco bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 2070.6 miles
  • Duration: 9h 47m

What companies run services between Chattanooga, TN, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Chattanooga to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Chicago, Chicago, Il, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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San Francisco is 3h behind Chattanooga. It is currently 12:37 AM in Chattanooga and 9:37 PM in San Francisco.

Yes, the driving distance between Chattanooga to San Francisco is 2443 miles. It takes approximately 38h 27m to drive from Chattanooga to San Francisco.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chattanooga Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 615+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $99 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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