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There are 8 ways to get from Tampa to Chattanooga by plane, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly Tampa to Chattanooga  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Chattanooga (CHA) TPA - CHA

$144 - $754

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Atlanta, Ga 3734
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$68 - $156

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Fly Tampa to Atlanta, bus  •  6h 53m

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

$82 - $528

Fly Tampa to Nashville, shuttle  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Nashville (BNA) TPA - BNA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Nashville Airport to Chattanooga

$219 - $493

Amtrak Thruway to Sarasota/Bradenton, fly to Atlanta, bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL
  2. Fly from Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) to Atlanta (ATL) SRQ - ATL
  3. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$155 - $348

Bus La Cubana  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$174 - $185

Bus, Megabus  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
  2. Take the Megabus from Gainesville to Midtown Atlanta
  3. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$85 - $125

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Tampa to Chattanooga 577.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Chattanooga is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Chattanooga is to fly and shuttle which costs $210 - $500 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Chattanooga. However, there are services departing from Tampa Downtown and arriving at Market + M.L.King via Commuter Lot Parking Garage @ Gale Lemerand, University Police Department, Gainesville, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb and 23Rd + Willow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 6m.

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The distance between Tampa and Chattanooga is 521 miles. The road distance is 577.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Chattanooga without a car is to bus which takes 11h 17m and costs $170 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Tampa to Chattanooga, including transfers.

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Tampa to Chattanooga bus services, operated by Red Coach, depart from Tampa Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Chattanooga is to fly which takes 6h 56m and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $190 and takes 11h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Tampa Airport to Chattanooga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Chattanooga.
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  • Distance: 521.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Chattanooga, TN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Tampa to Chattanooga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tampa to Chattanooga via Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 11h 17m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Tampa to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Tampa to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Tampa to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Gainesville to Midtown Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Nashville Airport to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
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
Bus from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Tampa, Fl to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Chattanooga is 577 miles. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Tampa to Chattanooga.

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

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