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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Memphis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Memphis (MEM) DTW - MEM

$154 - $754

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1105 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Memphis, Tn 1537

$81 - $200

3 alternative options

Train  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans

$126 - $348

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  19 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Memphis, TN Indianapolis

$119 - $198

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Memphis 744.3 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Memphis is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Memphis is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Memphis. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Memphis station. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Memphis Central Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 21 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Memphis is 627 miles. The road distance is 744.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Memphis without a car is to train which takes 16 h 21 min and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Detroit to Memphis, including transfers.

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Detroit to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Memphis is to fly which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 16 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $200 and takes 18 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 626.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Memphis, TN, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Memphis via Chicago Union Station in around 16 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Memphis
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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 Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Memphis, TN
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
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hoosierride.com

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 3 min.

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Detroit to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Memphis, Tn station.

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Memphis is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 10:38 AM in Detroit and 9:38 AM in Memphis.

Detroit to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Memphis is 744 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 26 min to drive from Detroit to Memphis.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Memphis Airport.

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Book your Detroit to Memphis bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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