There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Chattanooga by plane, subway, 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 Reagan Washington to Chattanooga  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chattanooga (CHA) DCA - CHA

$203 - $358

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Atlanta GA 1051
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$101 - $210

6 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chattanooga  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chattanooga (CHA) IAD - CHA

$169 - $785

Fly Reagan Washington to Atlanta, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Atlanta (ATL) DCA - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$113 - $388

Bus La Cubana  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$199 - $211

Train, Savannah 16 , bus  •  18 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Savannah Amtrak
  2. Take the Savannah 16 from Savannah, GA to Atlanta Airport, GA
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$214 - $383

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga 1051
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

$111 - $230

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Chattanooga 601.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Chattanooga is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Chattanooga is to fly which costs $200 - $360 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Chattanooga. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Chattanooga via Atlanta, Ga and Atlanta Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 52 min.

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The distance between Washington and Chattanooga is 531 miles. The road distance is 601.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Chattanooga without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 36 min and costs $190 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Washington to Chattanooga, including transfers.

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Washington to Chattanooga bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Chattanooga is to fly which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $200 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $220 and takes 15 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Chattanooga.
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  • Distance: 531.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Chattanooga, TN, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Washington to Chattanooga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Chattanooga via S Four Mile Run Dr & #4077, Arlington, VA, Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Airport Station, and Atlanta Airport in around 15 h 36 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
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
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Atlanta Airport, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com

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