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There are 14 intercity buses per day from Chicago to Chattanooga. Traveling by bus from Chicago to Chattanooga usually takes around 15 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 13 hours,
|Distance||488 mi (786 km)|
|Shortest duration||13h 0m|
|Trips per day||10|
|Most frequent service||Greyhound|
What bus companies travel from Chicago to Chattanooga?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Chicago to Chattanooga. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 14 bus trips from Chicago to Chattanooga every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chattanooga usually start from $112.
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The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 488 miles from Chicago to Chattanooga. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.
The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Chattanooga, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.
You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.
Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.
Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Main departure station: Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
Buses to Chattanooga leave from 3 stations in Chicago.
All bus stations in Chicago:
Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
Chicago Train Station Bus Stop
Dan Ryan Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Chattanooga?
Main arrival station: Special Transit Services
All buses from Chicago arrive at one main station in Chattanooga.
All bus stations in Chattanooga:
Special Transit Services
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