The cheapest times to fly from ATL to CHA are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of October 8th, October 15th, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to CHA is early December. Prices can be as high as $583 for Saturday flights during early May, or as low as $139 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Chattanooga

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Chattanooga, TN (CHA) will usually cost between $149 to $218 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $403. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $254 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $162 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to CHA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to CHA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to CHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to CHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.95, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chattanooga, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $23 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $162. Return trip prices are from the CHA to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to CHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ATL to CHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) in Muscle Shoals, AL

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from CHA
  • Usually 20.74% less expensive than CHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to MSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to CHA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lovell Field Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 106 miles or 171 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to CHA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to CHA flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from ATL to CHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code CHA
Destination airport name Lovell Field Airport
City Chattanooga, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -85.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ATL to CHA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CHA heading for ATL about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chattanooga, TN is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 4 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 29 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 9 minutes late


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