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Memphis Travel Guide

Memphis Airports

Memphis International (MEM)


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


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


Transfer 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.

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies represented at the airport are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty. A shuttle bus takes passengers to the car rental pick-up area from outside the baggage reclaim area; 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.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available outside terminal B baggage claim area at the ground level. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost about US$23 and take approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Passengers may negotiate the fare for destinations outside of the city limits.

Airport Facilities: 

There are numerous restaurants, bars and cafes and a variety of shops, including an Elvis gift shop. The International Travel Insurance and 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 next to the Aviation Historical Room and American Express has an Express Cash Machine for trave

Car Parking: 

There is a three-level parking garage across the terminal driveway that offers two areas of parking: Short-term is for stays of a few minutes to a few hours and long-term is for overnight or extended stays. Short-term parking at Memphis International Airport is charged at $2 for an hour and $1 per hour thereafter up to $21 per day. Long-term parking is $2 for the first hour, then $1 every 30 minutes up to $11 per day. Economy parking has a flat rate of $8 per day. All parking lots allow

Departure Tax: 

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