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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  7 h 13 min

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

$184 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  17 h 24 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

5 alternative options

Train to Charlotte, fly  •  8 h 40 min

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

$192 - $505

Train, bus  •  22 h 26 min

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

$133 - $349

Bus  •  25 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Memphis, Tn 1511 / ...

$101 - $261

Train  •  32 h 16 min

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

$203 - $577

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Memphis 752.2 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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 13 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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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Raleigh to Memphis, including transfers.

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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 17 h 24 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 Amtrak and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 16 min.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Memphis is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $180 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $220 and takes 17 h 24 min, You could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 32 h 16 min..

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

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 647 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 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 17 h 24 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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 Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210

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