Chattanooga Transportation

Sometimes considered to be a "gateway" to the Deep South, Chattanooga's transportation infrastructure has developed into a complex and intricate system of railroads, streets, airports and waterways.

Chattanooga sits at the intersection of Interstates 75, 24, and 59: I-75 from the north (Knoxville) and south (Atlanta), I-24 from the northwest (Nashville), and I-59 from the southwest (Birmingham, AL).

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (423-855-2200) serves the area with US Airways Express, Northwest, Airlink, American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) from Atlanta, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Charlotte. To reach the city center, take Highway 153 south to I-75, and then go west on I-24. Exits 1A, 1B, and 1C all get you downtown.

The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) provides regularly scheduled bus transportation for the area. CARTA also provides an electric shuttle system that operates downtown between the Chattanooga Choo Choo/Holiday Inn at Shuttle Park South and the Tennessee Aquarium at Shuttle Park North.

Greyhound/Trailways Bus Lines 423-892-1277.