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Located about eight miles southeast of downtown Memphis, the International Airport (airport code: MEM) serves thousands of domestic and international air passengers annually, with convenient links to road, river and rail networks.


Airlines serving Memphis International Airport include:


  • KLM

  • Northwest

  • American

  • AirTran

  • U.S. Airways

  • America West

  • Delta

  • United


Once your plane lands, there are plenty of options for ground transportation, including rentals, taxis, shuttle buses and public transportation.


The airport features convenient service from a variety of car rental companies, such as:


  • Alamo

  • Avis

  • Budget

  • Dollar

  • Enterprise

  • Hertz

  • National Car Rental

  • Thrifty


Several Memphis hotels — including the Best Western Executive Inn and the Comfort Inn Airport Graceland, are located within minutes of the airport. Those hotels, along with the Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis and the Sleep Inn at Court Square, offer airport shuttle transportation. Charges may apply.


Taxi service is available from the airport's ground level and is provided by:


  • Advantage Cab

  • Checker Cab

  • City Wide Cab

  • Metro Cab Company

  • Yellow Cab


Numerous hotels operate complementary shuttles, and shuttle buses are also available to car rental outlets. Overhead signs outside the baggage claim areas direct passengers to nearby stops.


Memphis International Airport Driving Directions:


Convenience is important when on your vacation in Memphis. The Memphis Area Transit Authority also runs shuttle buses between the airport and downtown hotels, departing from a stop near the baggage claim area. Shuttle buses to local destinations are also provided with previous arrangements by Sunrise Shuttle, MATA DASH and Unique Travel. There is also short-term and long-term vehicle parking, with a three-level parking garage in front of the terminal building and several lots slightly farther away from the terminal. Short-term parking spaces are located closer to the terminal on the upper and ground levels of the garage. Long-term parking is available in the garage and in the surface lots, to which there is complimentary shuttle transportation. While you wait for your flight, browse the more than a dozen shops such as the PGA Gold Shop and Altitunes, where you can listen to and purchase the latest music. Or catch a bite one of the wide variety of eateries, with everything from Pizza Hut and Cinnabon to Starbucks. Stay connected with data ports located throughout the airport and have ready access to banking services with AmSouth, which has a branch inside the airport. Automatic teller machines are also available for three local banks and are available around the clock. A visitor information booth is located in the baggage claim lobbies and offers a free hotline for information about Memphis attractions. Complimentary vehicle assistance service is also available around the clock upon request and includes battery starts, tire inflation, lost car location, driving directions and escort service. There are children's play areas in several of the airline gate areas. Women's and men's restrooms feature baby changing tables, and the one in the main terminal has a nursery with a rocking chair and a baby crib. The Hairport, offering shampoos and haircuts for men and women, is located on the airport's second level. The International Travel Insurance and Business Service Center offers perks for business travelers, including foreign currency and traveler's check exchange, Mutual of Omaha travel insurance, money transfers, baggage storage, fax and photocopy services, notary service, money orders and traveler's check sales. To get to the airport from downtown Memphis, drive south on I-240 and take the I-240 East exit toward Nashville. Then head east for just more than 2 miles, take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow the signs to the airport. From the south, go north on I-240, take the I-240 East exit toward Nashville, drive east for just more than 2 miles and take the South Airways Boulevard exit. Follow the signs from there. From the east, drive west on I-40, take the I-240 West exit toward Jackson (Exit 10A), go west for just more than 11 miles and take the South Airways Boulevard exit. Follow the signs to the airport. From the west, head east and then south on I-55 and take I-240 East toward Nashville for a little more than 2 miles. Take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow the signs.

Comfort Inn Downtown
Very comfortable. Good breakfast. Courteous staff. Very clean. Convenient location.
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-- Heather Hampton - Louisville, KY
Elvis Presley's Graceland Experience
Elvis presley's graceland experience was beyond superb, it was totally awesome! It was an all day affair that was so worth the trip and the cost of everything! Me and my husband enjoyed it so much! The platnium tour was the best package that we got for our money. You see everything and then some! I was impressed with everyone at the tour, everyone was so nice, and very courteous. I would reCommend this trip to anyone who is an die hard elvis fan! Even if you wasn't one, you'll Come out being his biggest fan ever!!!! Thanks to vacationsmadeeasy.Com! Awesome trip!!!!
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-- Marlena Jones - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Elvis Presley's Graceland Platinum Tour
I travelled all the way from ireland to memphis to visit graceland. Any true fan will know that this visit is more that your average holiday trip - it is rely an experience. Visiting the house of elvis, a person who had enthralled me for over 30 years, was something i had hoped for for many years - never rely expecting to get there. I spent nearly 5 hours at graceland - taking in every detail of every room - it was totally fascinating - seeing the rooms where elvis ate, played and recorded. The museum out back is full of fascinating artifacts - but what stopped me in my tracks was when i came to his graveside - i went cold finding it hard to believe that i was there - standing at the grave of elvis presley. Others passed by - but to them i could see it was just another stop on a tour - to a true elvis fan it was something incredible. To any elvis fan who has ever thought of going - i say just do it - what ever it costs it is worth every cent. While in memphis the sun studios tour is also great - the staff give a real good talk, you get to see everything you want and you dont get rushed out of the place. I took a drive to tupelo next day and again its well worth it - the house and museum are excellent. Just do it - he was and is the king - its the trip of a lifetime.
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-- Vincent McG - Dublin Ireland
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