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Recommended option

Fly to Detroit  •  4 h 55 min

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

$154 - $754

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Chicago, IL via St Louis
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

$73 - $108

4 alternative options

Fly to Toledo, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Toledo (TOL) MEM - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$249 - $1,024

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16 h 40 min

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

$75 - $200

Train  •  16 h 44 min

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

$128 - $342

Drive  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Detroit 743.1 miles

$70 - $110

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Memphis to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to Detroit via Nashville, Tn in around 16 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Toledo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Toledo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Toledo via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Memphis and Detroit is 1003 km. The road distance is 1189 km.

The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Detroit is to bus which costs $70 - $110 and takes 26 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Memphis to Detroit is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs $150 - $800.

No, there is no direct train from Memphis to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Detroit Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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 16 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Memphis to Detroit, including transfers.