There are often questions in the Nashville Forum regarding the viability and logistics of planning day trips from Nashville to visit Graceland, Beale Street, and other sites in Memphis. As of summer 2011, there are no trains or regular tour coaches running between these two cities. Travelers wanting to get from Nashville to Memphis have three basic options: renting a car; riding the bus; or flying.You can also consider a limo service the cost for a Sedan car transfer one way would be around $500 including petrol and gratuity. Nashville has a number of companies able to offer this cheaper and quicker option than two airfares.

Car Rental

Perhaps the best option for getting between the two cities is to rent a car and drive yourself. Nashville and Memphis are approximately 210 miles apart along Interstate 40, and drive time typically takes around 3.5 hours. There are numerous car rental services operating in Nashville, including Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty. If you are traveling to Tennessee from abroad, you can find tips about renting cars and driving in the United States through this link.

Bus Service

Both Greyhound and Megabus provide service between Nashville and Memphis. Greyhound runs several times day, and takes approximately 4 hours. Megabus makes the route once/day and as of December 2012 is significantly less expensive. 

Air Travel

Delta Airlines  Have flights to Memphis but no longer operate direct flights. Other carriers offer connecting flights.