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Nashville - Chattanooga Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Nashville to Chattanooga. Traveling by bus from Nashville to Chattanooga usually takes around 2 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Nashville to Chattanooga?

The average price for a bus ticket to Chattanooga is $20.83, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Nashville. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Nashville to Chattanooga is expected to range from $22 to $28. If you are looking to travel to Chattanooga within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $23. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on July 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Nashville 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 $19 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.79 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Nashville to Chattanooga?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Nashville 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
Greyhound62h 32m$24.01
  • 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 6 bus trips from Nashville to Chattanooga every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Chattanooga usually start from $15.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Nashville 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Nashville to Chattanooga?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 113 miles from Nashville to Chattanooga. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 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?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Chattanooga. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Nashville?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nashville to Chattanooga, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Nashville 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 Nashville to Chattanooga without transferring.

City Information

Nashville

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Nashville may be the capital of the state of Tennessee, but it’s actually much more famous as the country music capital of the world. If you are a fan of country music, or music in general, Nashville is a must-visit destination. Here you can visit several one-of-a-kind museums dedicated to the genre and attend amazing live performances every day at pretty much every bar or venue across town.

There are two places that you absolutely must visit while you’re in town: the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (for obvious reasons), and the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, known as country’s most famous stage. Once you get those out of the way, head over to Broadway and snatch yourself a pair of cowboy boots before embarking on a tour of the many bars and restaurants that make up Nashville’s most famous street.

And if you’re looking to escape the country-ness of it all, you might want to head over to East Nashville where you will find hip new restaurants and bars full of young and artistic crowds. It’s definitely worth checking out the area, if only for the several Insta-ready murals you will find there.

While there is no Amtrak train service that goes to Nashville, there are several bus carriers that serve the city and the main bus station is located very conveniently downtown, not too far from all the hustle and bustle of Music City. The Nashville International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, but there is a direct bus transit service that will take you from there all the way to the heart of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Nashville?

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

The primary bus station in Nashville is in the heart of the SoBro (“South of Broadway”) neighborhood, surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and music venues. From this station, you can catch Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, and Amtrak Thruway buses offering trips to destinations throughout the United States. To make traveling stress-free, this station is open 24 hours a day and includes restrooms, vending machines, and charging stations for your phone.

All bus stations in Nashville:

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

Where does the bus arrive in Chattanooga?

Main arrival station: Special Transit Services

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

All bus stations in Chattanooga:

  • Special Transit Services

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