There are 9 ways to get from Chattanooga to San Francisco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chattanooga to San Francisco  •  7 h 45 min

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

$266 - $933

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Bus to Atlanta, fly to San Francisco  •  9 h 7 min

  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  •  8 h 11 min

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

$300 - $1,035

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

  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  •  10 h 10 min

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

$208 - $450

Bus to Nashville, fly to Oakland  •  10 h 17 min

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

$222 - $592

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
  4. Take the bus from Reno to San Francisco

$279 - $530

Bus, train  •  2 days 18 h

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

$351 - $978

Drive  •  38 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to San Francisco 2443.2 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chattanooga to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Chattanooga and arriving at San Francisco via Indianapolis, IN, Denver, Co and Reno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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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 which takes 2 days 14 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min 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 7 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Chattanooga Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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

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San Francisco is 3 h behind Chattanooga. It is currently 10:46 AM in Chattanooga and 7:46 AM in San Francisco.

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

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  • Distance: 2070.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chattanooga to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, Denver, Co, Reno, Nv, and Reno in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Charlotte, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chattanooga to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Nashville to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once 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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Chicago
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Book at
megabus.com
Burlington Trailways
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 Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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

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There are 609+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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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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