How far is Chattanooga from atlanta?
Chattanooga is approximately a 2-hour drive away from Atlanta, GA.
Chattanooga and not Chickamauga was an important Railway Junction to the South. Chattanooga commanded following vital railway links: Mobile - Montgomery - Atlanta - Chattanooga, Chattanooga - Knoxville - Lynchburg, Memphis - Corinth Decatur - Chattanooga, Nashville - Murfreesborough - Chattanooga, Chattanooga - Atlanta - Augusta - Savannah and Charleston.
360 miles taking this route: Take I-16 WEST (towards MACON), from Savannah, to I-75 NORTH to ATLANTA, at END I-16, in Macon. Take I-75 NORTH to ROSSVILLE, GA, at EXIT 353, which is GA-146 CLOUD SPRINGS RD. To bypass ATLANTA, take I-285 WEST ATLANTA BYPASS (EXIT 238B off I-75 to get onto I-285 WEST BYPASS to CHATTANOOGA ; EXIT 20 off I-285 to continue on I-75 NORTH to CHATTANOOGA).
The victory of Chattanooga was important because opened to the Union the way to the invasion of Georgia and the investment of Atlanta, the next main strategic objective of that State. Furthermore, the vital Railway Atlanta-Chattanooga- Knoxville - Lynchburg- Richmond had been interrupted, giving a hard blow to the communication between western and eastern Confederate States..
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500 miles taking this route: Take I-24 EAST (towards CHATTANOOGA), from Nashville, to I-75 SOUTH to ATLANTA off EXIT 185A in Chattanooga. Take I-75 SOUTH to I-16 EAST to SAVANNAH off EXIT 165 in MACON, GEORGIA, via I-285 WEST ATLANTA BYPASS to bypass Atlanta, GA (take EXIT 259 off I-75 to get onto I-285 ATLANTA BYPASS, follow signs on the ramp to I-285 WEST BYPASS to MACON and TAMPA ; then take I-285 around to…
Unfortunately, there is not train service between New Orleans and Chattanooga. If you can get down to Atlanta, you can take the Crescent between the two cities. The train leaves Atlanta at 8:38 am and arrives at New Orleans at 7:33 pm. The return train leaves at 7:10 am and arrives in Atlanta 7:53 pm. Thus it takes about 12 hours.