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Memphis - Nashville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Memphis to Nashville. Traveling by bus from Memphis to Nashville usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price$43.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Memphis to Nashville?

Bus tickets for a trip from Memphis to Nashville cost $45.02 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.02 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Memphis to Nashville are expected to cost between $44 and $54 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Nashville within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $45. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Memphis to Nashville is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $46. If you're planning to take the bus from Memphis to Nashville during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $55. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $39.73 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Memphis to Nashville?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Memphis to Nashville. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound43h 56m$52.42
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Memphis to Nashville every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Nashville usually start from $44.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Memphis to Nashville. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Memphis to Nashville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Memphis to Nashville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Memphis to Nashville without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Memphis to Nashville; ticket prices start at $189.00.

City Information

Memphis

Nestled on the bank of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a city that constantly vibes to the rhythm of the South. Audiophiles who have fallen in love with the voice of Elvis Presley will find Graceland a must-see destination during their trip. Let the voices of Johnny Cash and B. B. King guide you to the famous Sun Studio, considered the birthplace of rock ‘n roll itself. As the day comes to an end, unwind at the famous Beale Street, where top musicians started out their career, and enjoy live music at one of the local theaters. You'll meet all sorts of visitors, and see why Memphis is one of the best destinations for bachelorette parties. The street also features some of the best restaurants in town, so make sure to check those out.

Memphis is more than just a musical center of the South. It was the vibrant center of the civil rights movement, and it was here that Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath. Travelers interested in the city’s history should definitely take a tour around the National Civil Rights Museum. The moving and surreal exhibitions will offer a wealth of new perspectives.

Memphis' principal train hub is the Memphis Central Station, which has been in service since 1914. From there, you can travel by train to cities such as Chicago, Jackson, and Baton Rouge. On the outskirts of town, you will find the Memphis International Airport, and not far from it is the main bus stop used by Greyhound and other carriers.

Nashville

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Nashville may be the capital of the state of Tennessee, but it’s actually much more famous as the country music capital of the world. If you are a fan of country music, or music in general, Nashville is a must-visit destination. Here you can visit several one-of-a-kind museums dedicated to the genre and attend amazing live performances every day at pretty much every bar or venue across town.

There are two places that you absolutely must visit while you’re in town: the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (for obvious reasons), and the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, known as country’s most famous stage. Once you get those out of the way, head over to Broadway and snatch yourself a pair of cowboy boots before embarking on a tour of the many bars and restaurants that make up Nashville’s most famous street.

And if you’re looking to escape the country-ness of it all, you might want to head over to East Nashville where you will find hip new restaurants and bars full of young and artistic crowds. It’s definitely worth checking out the area, if only for the several Insta-ready murals you will find there.

While there is no Amtrak train service that goes to Nashville, there are several bus carriers that serve the city and the main bus station is located very conveniently downtown, not too far from all the hustle and bustle of Music City. The Nashville International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, but there is a direct bus transit service that will take you from there all the way to the heart of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Memphis?

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd

As part of the Memphis International Airport complex, the bus terminal at 3033 Airway Blvd is an important travel hub for travelers in and out of Memphis. Jefferson Lines and Miller Transportation buses travel from this station to exciting cities such as Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. Restrooms, indoor seating, vending machines, and a 24-hour snack bar make this a comfortable stop along your journey. In the immediate vicinity, you can find several dining options for a quick bite, as well as some of the airport’s rental car agencies. Once you hop in a rental car, getting from the bus terminal to downtown Memphis is about a 15-minute drive.

All bus stations in Memphis:

  • Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Nashville?

Main arrival station: Greyhound: Bus Station

The primary bus station in Nashville is in the heart of the SoBro (“South of Broadway”) neighborhood, surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and music venues. From this station, you can catch Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, and Amtrak Thruway buses offering trips to destinations throughout the United States. To make traveling stress-free, this station is open 24 hours a day and includes restrooms, vending machines, and charging stations for your phone.

All bus stations in Nashville:

  • Greyhound: Bus Station

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