There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Tennessee by plane, taxi, bus, train, night 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 Chicago O'Hare to Chattanooga  •  3 h 40 min

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

$160 - $1,327

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN 8255 / ...

$4

8 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville, taxi  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Knoxville (TYS) ORD - TYS
  2. Take a taxi from Knoxville to Knoxville

$207 - $495

Fly Chicago Midway to Nashville  •  3 h 48 min

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

$160 - $612

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Nashville  •  4 h 14 min

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

$140 - $453

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Memphis, line 35 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) ORD - MEM
  2. Take the line 35 bus from Bellevue Boulevard at South Parkway to Belz Boulevard at Third Street

$106 - $429

Fly Chicago Midway to Memphis, line 35 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) MDW - MEM
  2. Take the line 35 bus from Bellevue Boulevard at South Parkway to Belz Boulevard at Third Street

$116 - $608

Train, night bus  •  9 h 8 min

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

$79 - $198

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 35 min

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

$45 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Nashville 471.1 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Tennessee, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to East Chattanooga hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Nashville hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min. Megabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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 16 min
Frequency
3 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
MATA Transit
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Other operators
Taxi from Knoxville to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Knoxville Taxi Service
Phone
+1 865 691 1900
Website
knoxvilletaxicab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Tennessee?

The distance between Chicago and Tennessee is 688 km. The road distance is 754 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tennessee?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tennessee is to bus which costs $4 and takes 12 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Tennessee?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tennessee is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $200 - $500.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Tennessee?

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.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Tennessee?

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Chicago to Tennessee, including transfers.