The city is served by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). CARTA operates 17 bus routes, including Free Electric Shuttles in the downtown area which run continually until 11pm along Broad Street from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo on the south side to Coolidge and Renaissance Parks and the trendy Frazier Avenue shopping area on the north shore. Free wireless Internet is also available on certain "smart buses." You can park and ride CARTA’s Free Electric Shuttles in parking garages on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore and at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on the Southside. Parking fees apply. http://www.carta-bus.org/routes/elec_shuttle.asp
The Downtown Electric Shuttle is the easiest way to get around Downtown Chattanooga and - it's a FREE ride! Electric shuttles run daily* about every 5 minutes from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops every block in between. The shuttle provides front-door transportation to attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels & employment sites in the Downtown area. All Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
Shuttle buses run about every 5 minutes
Monday through Friday - 6:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Sundays - 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
North Shore Shuttle buses run about every 15 minutes - Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
* The Shuttle runs daily except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. The Shuttle runs on a holiday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day.
Because we host millions of tourists each year, Chattanooga features convenient wayfinding signs posted on street lamp posts. Their purple and green backgrounds are easy to distinguish from normal traffic signs and should point you in the direction of most of the city's popular attractions. Some even feature information kiosks.
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport offers non-stop service to various domestic destinations via regional and national airlines, including Allegiant Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express.
Direct flights and connections to and from Chattanooga include:
* Atlanta, GA - Delta Connection Carriers
* Charlotte, NC - US Airways Express
* Chicago, IL - American Eagle
* Dallas, TX - American Eagle
* Detroit, MI - Delta
* Memphis, TN - Northwest Airlink
* Orlando, FL - Allegiant Air
* Tampa Bay, FL - Allegiant Air
* Washington, DC - US Airways Express
For more flight information, visit www.chattairport.com
Chattanooga has an abundant supply of more than 2,000 downtown hotel rooms.
Northshore: (Frazier Avenue area)
100 River Street • Chattanooga, TN 37405 • Phone: (423) 468-4500
Riverfront area: (River - 4th Street)
Courtyard by Marriott/Downtown
200 Chestnut Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 755-0871
Hilton Garden Inn/Downtown 311 Chestnut Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 308-9000
Residence Inn by Marriott/Downtown
215 Chestnut Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 266-0600
City Center: (4th Street – 11th Street)
Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center
2 Carter Plaza • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 308-1082
Days Inn Rivergate
901 Carter Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 266-7331
Doubletree Hotel Chattanooga
407 Chestnut Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 756-5150
Hampton Inn & Suites/Downtown
400 Chestnut Street. • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 693-0501
Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Downtown
440 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 664-4321
Sheraton Read House Hotel
827 Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 266-4121
StoneFort Inn - Boutique Hotel
120 E. 10th Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 267-7866
Bluff View Art District: (High Street @ Hunter Museum)
Bluff View Inn
411 E. 2nd Street • Chattanooga, TN 37403 • Phone: (423) 265-5033
MLK/University area: (Georgia Ave to Central Ave east)
Mayor's Mansion Inn
801 Vine Street • Chattanooga, TN 37403 • Phone: (423) 265-5000
Southside: (12th Street – 20th Street)
Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 266-5000
Chattanoogan Hotel, The
1201 S. Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 756-3400
The Crash Pad
29 Johnson Street • Chattanooga, TN 37408 • Phone: (423) 468-8393
1300 Carter Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • Phone: (423) 267-0900
The City of Chattanooga’s Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System will offer a convenient and healthy way for residents and visitors to travel around downtown Chattanooga. Managed by Alta Bicycle Share, the membership driven system will eventually feature 30 stations and 300 bicycles, available to members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Regular membership will cost $75 per year or $6 for 24 hours. Members will be able to take an unlimited rides of one hour or less within any membership period at no additional charge.
Currently there are two stations open for use - located at 1400 Market St., in front of the Choo-Choo Hotel and at corner of 1st St. and Walnut St. on the south end of the Walnut St. Bridge. The remaining stations are expected to open in Spring, 2012.
To learn more, visit bikechattanooga.com
Chattanooga is an extremely easy city for those who like to walk from place to place downtown. In addition to clean wide sidewalks and great directional signage, Chattanooga boasts a 10-mile Tennessee River Walk for a nice stroll and the convenient Walnut Street Bridge, which provides pedestrians safe and scenic access between downtown and the Northshore. Plus, visitors and locals alike can easily venture to most businesses, restaurants, attractions and UTC – within 15 minutes of just about anywhere downtown.