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There are 7 ways to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Chattanooga  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Chattanooga (CHA) MSY - CHA

$151 - $742

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Bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$56 - $81

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Fly to Nashville, shuttle  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Nashville (BNA) MSY - BNA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Nashville Airport to Chattanooga

$198 - $498

Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  6 h 41 min

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

$96 - $433

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$64 - $144

Train, bus  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Trenton 9706

$126 - $268

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Chattanooga 492.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Chattanooga. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Chattanooga via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Chattanooga is 451 miles. The road distance is 492.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 5 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Chattanooga bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New Orleans station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $150 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 12 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Chattanooga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga.
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  • Distance: 450.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Chattanooga, TN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from New Orleans to Chattanooga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Nashville Airport to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
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Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Trenton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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More Questions & Answers

Chattanooga is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 3:12 AM in New Orleans and 4:12 AM in Chattanooga.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Chattanooga is 492 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to drive from New Orleans to Chattanooga.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Chattanooga Airport.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Chattanooga. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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