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

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Bus via Nashville, Tn  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Nashville, Tn 1508
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Knoxville, Tn 1508 / ...

$48 - $115

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Knoxville, Tn 1508

$40 - $100

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Knoxville 390.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  5 h 23 min

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

$257 - $1,172

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Knoxville is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Knoxville is to fly which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Knoxville, Tn. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Knoxville is 351 miles. The road distance is 390.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Knoxville without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Memphis to Knoxville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Memphis to Knoxville is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Knoxville.
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  • Distance: 351 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Memphis to Knoxville via Nashville, Tn in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Memphis to Knoxville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Knoxville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
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 Memphis, Tn to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Knoxville, Tn
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Knoxville is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 1:42 AM in Memphis and 2:42 AM in Knoxville.

Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Knoxville is 390 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to drive from Memphis to Knoxville.

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

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There are 104+ hotels available in Knoxville. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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

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