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

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 5 min

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

$134 - $556

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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

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$197 - $607

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  6 h 38 min

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

$190 - $500

Bus, train  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al 3866 / ...
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Washington Union Station Crescent

$138 - $386

Train  •  29 h

  1. Take the train from Memphis Central Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$178 - $522

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Washington 879.2 miles

$85 - $130

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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 costs $130 - $600 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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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 station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Memphis Central Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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The distance between Memphis and Washington is 767 miles. The road distance is 879.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 54 min and costs $95 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Memphis to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Memphis to Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 22 h 54 min, you could also train, which costs $170 - $550 and takes 29 h.

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Washington.
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  • Distance: 766.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

American Airlines, Delta 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 Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 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 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Memphis to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Memphis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to Washington Union Station
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
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 to Washington Union Station
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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The quickest flight from Memphis Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Memphis to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Washington is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 7:44 AM in Memphis and 8:44 AM in Washington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Washington is 879 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 30 min to drive from Memphis to Washington.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Memphis Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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

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There are 846+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $88 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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