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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from MEM to:
Memphis 8 miles
Tupelo 89 miles
Nashville 201 miles
St Louis 2147 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
8 miles: Memphis International Airport (MEM)
95 miles: Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP)
202 miles: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
249 miles: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Car Hire Memphis

Memphis Airport Guide

If you do nothing else during your stay in Memphis, go to Graceland to see the former home of Elvis Presley. Marvel at the opulence of the place then consider whether all this wealth made the king happy. For another musical treat, spend an evening in world famous Beale Street where Blues is said to have been born. The bars of the street are renowned for their live music so pull up a chair, grab a beer and listen to the stars of tomorrow.

Mud Island River Park is fun too, there’s a scale model of the Mississippi River and you can wade along it before hiring a boat to row around the ‘Gulf of Mexico’!

Memphis Airport Directions

From the airport gates take route 240 until the junction with route 69, cross this onto the W B Fowler Expressway and you’ll be in Memphis city within fifteen minutes.

Memphis Airport Parking

Over 4,000 spaces await you at Memphis International. Split into short term right by the terminal, long term beyond that and economy, serviced by a shuttle, a little distance from the airport. There’s cell phone parking too if you’re simply collecting.

Memphis Airport Flight Information

Memphis is a very busy domestic airport with flights all across America. There are no passenger flights to Europe although plenty of cargo traverses that route. Passengers from the UK and Europe should fly to a US hub such as Chicago or Atlanta and connect to Memphis from there.

Hotels Near Memphis Airport

There are two great hotels found minutes from Memphis downtown; the Holiday Inn Select is a nice hotel, right in the heart of the action and costs $55 a night. Looking for something cheaper? Try the Super 8 Motel, ten minutes’ walk from the centre but a snip at $25 a night.

Memphis Time Zone

Memphis is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6)

Memphis Info

Memphis began as a Spanish fort which was dismantled when the Spanish left. It didn’t rise from the dust again until 1819 when it soon became important as a trading post in a flood free area of the Mississippi. It soon grew again with the expansion of the cotton trade and was a major market for African slaves. In more recent times its cultural side has come to the fore with the birth and development of Blues music and the residency of the king of rock and roll; Elvis Presley.

Memphis Trivia:
  • At nearly 700,000 of population, Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee
  • People from Memphis are called Memphians
  • The city was named after the capital of ancient Egypt
  • It was the home of Elvis Presley at Graceland
  • Memphis is credited with being the birthplace of Blues music
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