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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Graceland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5h

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) MDW - MEM

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Bus  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis "Greyhound"

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Memphis (MEM) ORD - MEM

Train to South Bend, fly  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Memphis (MEM) SBN - MEM

Train  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis City Of New Orleans

Drive  •  8h 50m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Graceland 542.1 miles

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) flights

The flight time between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Memphis (MEM) is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 484 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 40m. Services are operated by Southwest Airlines and Delta. Typically 22 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 7m
Layover time:
21 min
Total time:
2h 28m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
1h 40m
Flight distance:
484 miles
Flights per week:
22
Cheapest price:
$137
Carbon emissions:
256 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
21:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Memphis (MEM) flight schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Graceland is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Graceland is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Graceland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Graceland is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Graceland is to fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Graceland. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Brooks@Lucibill via Brooks@Airways. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 21m.

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The distance between Chicago and Graceland is 492 miles. The road distance is 542.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Graceland without a car is to train which takes 10h 33m and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Chicago to Graceland, including transfers.

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Chicago to Graceland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Graceland is to fly which takes 5h and costs $130 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 10h 33m, you could also bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 16h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Chicago to Graceland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Memphis station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Graceland.
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  • Distance: 492.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Graceland, TN, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Graceland 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 10h 22m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $430
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $450
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $480
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from South Bend to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Graceland is 542 miles. It takes approximately 8h 50m to drive from Chicago to Graceland.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Memphis Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Graceland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $1 - $5.

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