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Atlanta - Chattanooga Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to Chattanooga. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to Chattanooga usually takes around 2 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price$19.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta to Chattanooga

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Juilet

July 30, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The ride was smooth and I get to my destination on time. Cons: It's a one time trip. Maybe other trips I will comment.

Pros: The ride was smooth and I get to my destination on time. Cons: It's a one time trip. Maybe other trips I will comment.

5.0

Greg

June 14, 2019

Greyhound

Pros: Very comfortable ride would recommend it. Cons: Wished they would use digital tickets. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: Very comfortable ride would recommend it. Cons: Wished they would use digital tickets. Tips: Be on time.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Chattanooga?

Typically $21.99 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Chattanooga. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Atlanta to Chattanooga. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Atlanta to Chattanooga is expected to range from $22 to $27. If you are looking to travel to Chattanooga within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on May 18, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Atlanta to Chattanooga by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $22 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Chattanooga?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Atlanta to Chattanooga. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound52h 14m$23.62
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 5 bus trips from Atlanta to Chattanooga every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chattanooga usually start from $19.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Chattanooga during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Atlanta to Chattanooga?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Atlanta to Chattanooga. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Chattanooga, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Chattanooga every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Atlanta to Chattanooga without transferring.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Where does the bus arrive in Chattanooga?

Main arrival station: Special Transit Services

All buses from Atlanta arrive at one main station in Chattanooga.

All bus stations in Chattanooga:

  • Special Transit Services

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