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Airports in Tennessee

Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Overview

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.

Location

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 building. Car rental companies are represented at the airport; free telephones are available in the baggage claim areas to phone for a complimentary shuttle service to take passengers to the desired rental car company.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 901 922 8000.

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Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Overview

Formerly known as Berry Field Nashville Airport (hence the IATA code BNA), Nashville International Airport is located eight miles (13km) southeast of central Nashville. Tennessee's busiest airport, it processes more than nine million passengers each year.

The airport was recently renovated, and now comprises the massive Robert C. H. Mathews Jr. Terminal, with four concourses and 47 gates. Nashville International Airport is an efficient facility with friendly service and smooth processing experiences, although like any airport it can be busy with long queues in the peak holiday season.

Flights to Nashville International Airport come in from all over North America, including Toronto, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Seattle and Cancun.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) southeast of downtown Nashville.

Getting to the city

The Grayline runs shuttles from the airport every 15 minutes to downtown and west end hotels between 4:30am and 11pm for a rate of $14. Bookings must be made a day in advance. The Nashville Tranit Authority has bus service from the airport to the downtown transit station; it operates roughly once an hour from 5:45am to 11:40pm on weekdays, and from 6:50am to 10:40pm on weekends and holidays.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 615 275 1675.

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

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