There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Memphis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5 h 28 min

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

$135 - $555

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Bus  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Memphis, Tn 1511 / ...

$97 - $247

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 36 min

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

$198 - $602

Train, bus  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Memphis, Tn 3861 / ...

$139 - $381

Train  •  29 h 2 min

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

$184 - $525

Drive  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Memphis 878.8 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Memphis is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Memphis. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Memphis station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Memphis Central Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 2 min.

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The distance between Washington and Memphis is 767 miles. The road distance is 878.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Memphis without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 37 min and costs $130 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Washington to Memphis, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Memphis is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 24 h 12 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 29 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 766.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Washington to Memphis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Memphis via Richmond, Va in around 24 h 12 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 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
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 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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 22 min.

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

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Memphis is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 4:13 PM in Washington and 3:13 PM in Memphis.

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

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

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

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

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There are 192+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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