Memphis Airport is located about 3 miles due south of the main business district of Memphis in Shelby County. Due to its status as the one of the busiest freight Terminal s in the world, Memphis Internationalis a huge and important transport hub, and covers a huge amount of land. The airport is a major hub for Delta Air Lines and offers flights from the city to several European cities as well as to most cities across the USA.
If you want to explore the area around Memphis, or simply have the freedom to get around the city at your own pace without having to rely on public transport or cabs, then hiring a car for the duration of your stay in the city is a good idea. With a number of different car rental companies including Alamo and Dollar offering rental packages in the city, you should make certain of getting the best prices by comparing rates before you book.
Rather than having car rental desks in the Terminal buildings at Memphis Airport, the various companies operate from a dedicated rental centre just outside the airport grounds. There are courtesy phones available in each of the baggage reclaim areas, and a free shuttle service that operates from outside the airport Terminal direct to the car hire area. You can choose from Alamo, Budget , Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, National, and Enterprise Car Rental at Memphis Airport.
From the centre of Memphis, you would initially follow Route 69 due south from the Victorian Village Area until you reach Route 55, which acts as the ring road route south of the city centre. Turn left onto Route 55 and head east for approximately 2 miles until you reach the airport intersection. Turn right onto Plough Boulevard, which leads directly into the airport area.
The official website for Memphis International Airport can be found at MSCAA.com, which provides up to date flight information and departure times, local weather, and a full airport services directory. To enquire about facilities, contact the airport via email form on the website, or alternatively by calling customer services direct on (901) 922-8000.
Memphis International Airport
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority,
2491 Winchester road, Suite 113, Memphis,
Tennessee 38116 3856, USA.
Ph: 901 922 8000 or visit: www.mscaa.com