There are 8 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 3 min

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

$159 - $742

Cheapest option

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

6 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

$124 - $452

Fly to Nashville  •  6 h 5 min

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

$185 - $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

Train, bus via Atlanta Airport  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$112 - $227

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

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

Delta and American 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from New Orleans to Chattanooga?

The distance between New Orleans and Chattanooga is 721 km. The road distance is 787 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga?

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

What is the fastest way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga?

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $150 - $750.

Is there a direct bus between New Orleans and Chattanooga?

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.

How long does it take to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga?

It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from New Orleans to Chattanooga, including transfers.