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There are 8 ways to get from Memphis to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) MEM - RDU

$184 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta GA to Durham, NC

$74 - $115

6 alternative options

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) MEM - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$231 - $1,150

Fly to Charlotte, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Charlotte (CLT) MEM - CLT
  2. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station

$191 - $508

Bus, train  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station

$130 - $346

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Richmond, Va 1508
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$105 - $256

Train  •  32 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station

$202 - $572

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Raleigh 752.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Raleigh is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Raleigh is to fly which costs $180 - $900 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from William Hudson Transit Center and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Memphis, TN, Atlanta GA and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis station to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Raleigh Union Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and Greensboro Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 22 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Raleigh is 647 miles. The road distance is 752.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Raleigh without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 31 min and costs $130 - $350.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Memphis to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Memphis to Raleigh bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Memphis, TN station.

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

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The best way to get from Memphis to Raleigh is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $180 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $120 and takes 21 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 32 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 647 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Memphis to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to Raleigh via Memphis, TN, Atlanta GA, Durham, NC, and GoDurham Station in around 21 h 53 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Memphis to Raleigh/Durham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Charlotte Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 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 Greensboro Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
megabus.com

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Memphis to Raleigh bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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Raleigh is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 8:52 PM in Memphis and 9:52 PM in Raleigh.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Raleigh is 752 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to drive from Memphis to Raleigh.

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American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Memphis Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $63 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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