Memphis International (MEM)
Location: The airport is situated three miles (8km) south of
Memphis city centre.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to
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 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.
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.
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
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: None.