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There are 11 ways to get from Washington to Chattanooga by plane, subway, car, shuttle or bus

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chattanooga  •  5h 22m

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

$185 - $335

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Bus  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chattanooga

$75 - $101

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Chattanooga  •  5h 56m

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

$151 - $762

Fly Reagan Washington to Knoxville, drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Chattanooga

$164 - $620

Fly Reagan Washington to Nashville, shuttle  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Nashville (BNA) DCA - BNA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Nashville Airport to Chattanooga

$190 - $474

Fly Reagan Washington to Huntsville, drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Huntsville (HSV) DCA - HSV
  2. Drive from Huntsville to Chattanooga

$154 - $670

Fly Reagan Washington to Atlanta, bus  •  6h 48m

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

$93 - $369

Fly Washington Dulles to Knoxville, drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Knoxville (TYS) IAD - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Chattanooga

$230 - $627

Bus La Cubana  •  16h 5m

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

$176 - $189

Bus Greyhound USA  •  23h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga 1051
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chattanooga, Tn 1104 / ...

$87 - $210

Drive  •  10h 1m

  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 10h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Chattanooga is to fly and drive which costs $160 - $650 and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Chattanooga. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Chattanooga via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 40m.

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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 16h 5m and costs $170 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Washington to Chattanooga, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Chattanooga is to fly which takes 5h 22m and costs $180 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $190 and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chattanooga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Chattanooga.
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  • Distance: 531.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
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
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
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megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
megabus.com
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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 Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chattanooga, Tn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Chattanooga is 601 miles. It takes approximately 10h 1m to drive from Washington to Chattanooga.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Chattanooga Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Chattanooga. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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