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There are 7 ways to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al 3866 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al 1523 / ...

$40 - $93

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Bus, train  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station Crescent

$49 - $87

Train  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station Crescent

$115 - $312

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Memphis to Tuscaloosa 228.8 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional, drive  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) MEM - GTR
  2. Drive from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to Tuscaloosa

$237 - $1,211

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Birmingham (BHM) MEM - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$208 - $1,054

Fly to Atlanta, train  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Atlanta (ATL) MEM - ATL
  2. Take the train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$188 - $578

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Tuscaloosa. However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Tuscaloosa, Al via Birmingham, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis station to Tuscaloosa station. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 51m.

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The distance between Memphis and Tuscaloosa is 196 miles. The road distance is 228.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $40 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $40 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 15h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Tuscaloosa.
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  • Distance: 196.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Tuscaloosa, AL, USA?

You can take a bus from Memphis to Tuscaloosa via Birmingham, Al in around 6h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Memphis to Tuscaloosa via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 15h 51m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Memphis Central Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
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 Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
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 Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 7m and has one stopover.

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Memphis to Tuscaloosa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tuscaloosa, Al station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Tuscaloosa is 229 miles. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Memphis to Tuscaloosa.

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Delta offers flights from Memphis Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Tuscaloosa. Prices start at $59 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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