There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Nashville by plane, train, night bus, bus 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 from Chicago Midway  •  3 h 44 min

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

$160 - $612

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Nashville, Tn 1115 / ...

$45 - $120

3 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Nashville (BNA) ORD - BNA

$140 - $453

Train, night bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn 4711

$79 - $198

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Nashville 471.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Nashville is to bus which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Nashville is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $160 - $650.

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The distance between Chicago and Nashville is 639 km. The road distance is 754 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Chicago to Nashville, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at Nashville, Tn. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Nashville every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Nashville hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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