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

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Fly  •  4h 44m

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

$154 - $754

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Nashville, Tn 1508
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Detroit, Mi 1192 / ...

$75 - $200

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Train  •  16h 39m

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

$128 - $342

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  21h 21m

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

$91 - $217

Drive  •  12h 21m

  1. Drive from Memphis to Detroit 743.1 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Detroit is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis station to Detroit station. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Detroit Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 39m.

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The distance between Memphis and Detroit is 627 miles. The road distance is 743.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 16h 39m and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Memphis to Detroit, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Memphis to Detroit is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 16h 39m, you could also bus, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 16h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 626.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Memphis to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago Union Station in around 16h 39m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
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 Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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
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 Memphis, Tn to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
hoosierride.com

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The quickest flight from Memphis Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Detroit is 1h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 1:55 AM in Memphis and 2:55 AM in Detroit.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Detroit is 743 miles. It takes approximately 12h 21m to drive from Memphis to Detroit.

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American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Memphis Airport to Detroit Airport.

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

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Memphis Airport is to line 280 bus which takes 23m and costs $2.

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