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

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  7 h 17 min

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

$184 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  19 h 52 min

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

$74 - $115

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Train to Charlotte, fly  •  8 h 43 min

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

$192 - $505

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Memphis, Tn 3861 / ...

$81 - $211

Train, bus  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Birmingham Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Memphis, Tn

$131 - $347

Train  •  32 h 16 min

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

$203 - $577

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Memphis 752.2 miles

$70 - $110

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

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Memphis is to fly which costs $180 - $900 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Memphis. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Raleigh, Nc and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Memphis station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Memphis Central Station via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 16 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Memphis is 647 miles. The road distance is 752.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Memphis without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 9 min and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Raleigh to Memphis, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Memphis is to fly which takes 7 h 17 min and costs $180 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $220 and takes 18 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 32 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 647 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Raleigh to Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Memphis via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Atlanta, Ga in around 18 h 9 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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 Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 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 Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice 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
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 Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Memphis, TN
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Memphis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Memphis is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 5:36 AM in Raleigh and 4:36 AM in Memphis.

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

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

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

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There are 196+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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