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There are 4 ways to get from Knoxville to Memphis by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Memphis (MEM) TYS - MEM

$229 - $969

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Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga 1109 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Memphis, Tn 3861 / ...

$66 - $162

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga 1109 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Memphis, TN

$66 - $117

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Knoxville to Memphis 389.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Knoxville to Memphis is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Knoxville to Memphis is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Knoxville to Memphis. However, there are services departing from Knoxville, Tn and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

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The distance between Knoxville and Memphis is 351 miles. The road distance is 389.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Memphis without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 45 min and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Knoxville to Memphis, including transfers.

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Knoxville to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Knoxville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Memphis is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $220 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Knoxville Airport to Memphis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 24 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Knoxville to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 351 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Knoxville, TN, USA and Memphis, TN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Knoxville to Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Knoxville to Memphis via Atlanta, Ga in around 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Knoxville to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Knoxville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Memphis, TN
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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Memphis is 1 h behind Knoxville. It is currently 12:07 AM in Knoxville and 11:07 PM in Memphis.

Yes, the driving distance between Knoxville to Memphis is 390 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Knoxville to Memphis.

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

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There are 199+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Knoxville Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $55 - $70.

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