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

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Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MEM - DCA

$134 - $556

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Richmond, Va 1508
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...

$99 - $244

5 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Baltimore (BWI) MEM - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$197 - $607

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MEM - IAD

$190 - $500

Megabus, train  •  24 h 49 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Memphis to Birmingham
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Crescent

$134 - $357

Train  •  29 h

  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 Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$178 - $522

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Washington 879.2 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Washington is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $130 - $600.

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The distance between Memphis and Washington is 1227 km. The road distance is 1407 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Memphis to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Washington. However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Washington, Dc via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Memphis to Washington. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Memphis to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to Washington via Richmond, Va in around 22 h 54 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 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 Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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