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How to get from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga

Chattanooga, located 190 km (117 mi) from Atlanta Airport, is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. The name Chattanooga has its roots in a Creek Indian term meaning “protruding rock”, which is a reference to Lookout Mountain, a popular tourist destination in the region. Chattanooga is a perfect retreat for nature enthusiasts to explore unique rock formations, admire an underground waterfall, and take a train to the mountaintop to enjoy the scenic views. 

Two transportation options are available from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga, TN: a taxi or private transfer, or a shuttle.  The average travel time for a this route is approximately 2 hours, though it could take up to 3 hours during peak traffic hours.

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How to get from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga by taxi

If you’re looking for a convenient mode of transportation from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga, taking a taxi is a great option. Although taxi services are available round the clock, some drivers may decline your request due to the duration of the trip to Chattanooga and back and the maximum number of hours they are allowed to drive per day.

Taxis may not be the most economical option, but they can come in handy if you’re arriving at night, carrying a lot of luggage, or are travelling with young children. The journey typically takes about 2 hours in regular traffic.

How much is a taxi from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga?

The taxi fare from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga is determined by a taximeter that calculates the distance and journey time. In addition to the distance and time-based fare, an initial airport usage fee of $2.50 (€2.30) and an extra $2 (€1.85) apply for each additional passenger. In normal traffic conditions, the estimated fare will be around $245 (€225).

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$245 (€225)

Trip Duration

120 Min.

*Prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis operate 24/7 from Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Where do I get a taxi from?

At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is at the Ground Transportation Center/West Curb, between Doors W1 and W2. Taxis at the International Terminal are located on the Arrivals level, outside Door A1.


Considering the distance between Atlanta Airport and Chattanooga, booking a private transfer is highly recommended. Not only does it give you peace of mind, but it also allows you to sit back and relax during the journey. One of the key advantages of taking a taxi or private transfer is that it will take you directly to your final destination, avoiding any additional journeys. 

Editor’s Note

Although taxi fares use a taximeter, the final price is calculated based on both travel time and distance. In heavy traffic, you can expect the cost to be higher.

Useful Tips

All taxi drivers accept both cash and card payments. However, confirming with your driver beforehand is best to avoid any inconvenience.
Giving a tip equal to 15% of your taxi fare is standard, but some people tip 20% for exceptional service.
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How to get from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga by shuttle

Groome Transportation provides direct shared shuttle services from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga. The travel time is approximately 2 hours, but it can take significantly longer during rush hour when traffic is heavy.

How much is the shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga?

The shuttle bus service between Atlanta Airport and Chattanooga charges $62 (€57) for one adult passenger, $38 (€35) for children between 3 and 7 years old, and $15 (€13.80) for a pet. Children under the age of 3 travel for free. An administrative fee of $3 (€2.80) applies to each passenger. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or by calling Groome Transportation’s office.


$62 (€57)

Trip Duration

120 Min.

The shuttle departs every hour.

Value for Money

Shuttles operate every day between 04:45 and 01:15.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

At the Domestic Terminal, the shuttles depart from the Ground Transportation Area between Door W1 and W2, in spaces 4-8. There is no pick-up from the International Terminal; you have to take the airport shuttle to reach the Domestic Terminal.


With a departure every hour, a shuttle is a good way to get to Chattanooga from Atlanta Airport if you’re on a tight budget. However, if you have a lot of luggage or large suitcases, it may not be the most suitable choice as there are restrictions on luggage size. You’ll also need to arrange another mode of transportation upon arrival to reach your final destination.

To enjoy a hassle-free, door-to-door journey, you can pre-book a private transfer from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Travelers can bring two standard suitcases and a personal item. Each bag should weigh 22.60 kg (50 pounds) or less and have a total linear length of 157 cm (62 inches).

Useful Tips

It’s best to book your ticket online to benefit from a discount. The discounted online price is $52 (€47.90) instead of $62 (€57).
Book your ticket at least 24 hours before departure to ensure that you get on the shuttle of your choice.
Other companies have shuttles in the Ground Transportation Area, so double-check that you are boarding the correct one.
Ensure you arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Atlanta. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga?

To get from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga, you can take a taxi, a private transfer, or a shuttle. Allow 2 hours for road options if traffic conditions are good. 

What's the cost of a taxi from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga?

A taxi from Atlanta Airport to Chattanooga costs $245 (€225) in good traffic conditions. The price will be higher if the journey takes longer due to traffic jams. Charges apply for each additional passenger.

How far is Chattanooga from Atlanta Airport?

Chattanooga is 190 km (117 miles) from Atlanta Airport, in the neighbouring state of Tennessee. By road, the journey takes around 2 hours.

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