Airports in Memphis

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. 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.

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

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