There are 9 ways to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga by plane, bus, train 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 to Chattanooga  •  5 h 4 min

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

$152 - $742

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  13 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

7 alternative options

Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Atlanta (ATL) MSY - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$116 - $452

Fly to Nashville  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Nashville (BNA) MSY - BNA

$178 - $459

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$93 - $183

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta Arpt, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$90 - $185

Train, bus via Atlanta Airport  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to North Atlanta
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$175 - $283

Train, bus  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Chattanooga, Tn 9706

$104 - $238

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 4 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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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Chattanooga. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Chattanooga via Mobile, Al and Atlanta Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 3 min and costs $90 - $190.

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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 4 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 Mobile, Al, Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Airport Station, and Atlanta Airport in around 11 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 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 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 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 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
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
Bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta Arpt, Ga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Chattanooga, Tn
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Birmingham to North Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com

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