Transportation & Getting Around

& Getting Around

Memphis, the second largest city in Tennessee, is situated on the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the state.  Centrally located in the United States, it's easy to get to Memphis by road, runway, river, or rail. 


Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Amtrak deliver countless visitors here annually, and with I-55 and I-40 blazing through, visitors also could consider a road trip.

For those planning to fly, 10 airlines serve MEM, providing nearly 90 daily flights to and from 36 nonstop destinations. Upon arrival, airport transportation options include rental cars (levels 1 and 2 of the  economy parking facility), limos, public buses (the bus stop is located in front of Terminal C on the baggage claim level), taxicabs and ride share service. An taxi ride from MEM to downtown is around $23-25 one way.   

Memphis International Airport (MEM) is embarking on a new plan
to modernize and consolidate airline and retail operations in Concourse B
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Once you arrive, you can easily get around downtown on the recently restored vintage trolleys along the Main Street line. Trolley fare starts at $1. 

See the sights on the Memphis Hop, a unique bus tour that allows riders to hop on and off at a variety of attractions, restaurants, museums and downtown hotels. If you feel like being active you’ll love Big River Crossing, the rails-to-trails renovation of the 1916 Harahan Bridge, which you can walk or bike across the Mississippi River from Memphis to Arkansas. Or cruise down the river itself on a paddlewheeler for a sightseeing or dinner cruise by Memphis Riverboats.

Memphis Map & Tourist Guide

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