Memphis International

Memphis International Airport (MEM)


Memphis International Airport is a regional air traffic hub serving the greater Memphis area. Conveniently located just three miles (5km) from central Memphis, the airport is the busiest in Tennessee, processing more than 10 million passengers each year.

Despite its traffic, Memphis International Airport is a fairly small facility; however, its efficient design makes it a practical gateway to popular Memphis attractions like Graceland. There are only a few souvenir shops and restaurants, but many of both specialize in the best local food: southern-style barbecue.

International flights to Memphis International Airport are mostly limited to a few routes to Cancun and Amsterdam, but there are a wide variety of domestic routes to cities across the US, including New York, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix and Dallas.


The airport is situated three miles (8km) south of Memphis city centre.

Getting to the city

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) public buses leave regularly for the city centre from a bus station near Terminal C, and there are also services to many out-of-town destinations. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings. Some hotels provide shuttle services and some shuttle companies serve the wider area. Car rental companies are represented at the airport.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 901 922 8000.

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the Terminal B baggage claim area on the ground level. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost about $30 and takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are connected by walkways and are within easy walking distance of one another.


There are numerous restaurants, bars and cafes and a variety of shops, including an Elvis gift shop. The International Business Service Center, located by Ticket Lobby B, provides a variety of services to business travellers including foreign currency and travellers cheque exchange, travel insurance and fax and photocopy services. 24-hour ATMs are located in Ticket Lobby B. Disabled facilities at the airport are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


Parking at Memphis International Airport is free for the first 30 minutes. Short-term parking is $2 for the first hour, and $1 every 30 minutes thereafter up to $24 per day. Long-term parking has a similar pricing structure, with a $15 daily rate. Economy parking is $1 for the first 90 minutes, and $6 per day.

Departure Tax





Flights to Memphis International Airport are available via Delta, AirTran, American Airlines, Continental Express, United and US Airlines.


Free wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

Basic business services are available in the International Business Service Center in Ticket Lobby B. Conference facilities are available in the work centre between Terminals A and B.

Memphis International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.