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Memphis International Airport is one of five airports serving the state of Tennessee in the US. It is the primary air transport gateway for this southern city of 650,000 people. With over 5 million Memphis visitors transiting through MEM annually, it is one of the busiest airports in the country.

MEM is also modernizing and consolidating its retail and airline operations. 

Under this plan, it will consolidate the operations with the same ticketing area to allow comfortable access by aircraft to the entire Concourse B, which is the largest passenger terminal at MEM with 23 gates.

The multi-million dollar expansion project includes additional walkways, corridors, larger boarding areas, higher ceilings, and provisions for better natural lighting for the interior spaces.

Once completed, it will have spaces for children to play, a venue for live music performance, lounge areas, and several mobile phone charging stations.

The airport has two other terminals for checking in and two concourses for boarding—A and C, with 9 gates and 18 gates, respectively.

MEM covers 3,900 acres and served about 5 million passengers in 2019. It has direct flights to more than 100 locations within the United States.

Flights from United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Connection, Southern Airways Express, and Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines arrive and leave this facility regularly.

Transportation to and from Memphis International Airport

Car Rental: There are several car rental companies at Memphis International Airport, located at the Ground Transportation Center. Passengers can proceed to Terminal B and walk one level below the baggage claim area. There are signs at the Ground Transportation Center pointing in the direction of the rental car counter.

Taxis: Taxis are available in front of the Terminal B baggage claim area. They operate from 6 am until an hour after the last flight arrives. The quickest way to get from MEM to Downtown Memphis is by cab that takes about 15 minutes. See more about taxis to and from Memphis Airport.

Hotel Shuttles: Passengers with prior hotel reservations may take a hotel shuttle bus near the exit area from the baggage claim area. See a selection of hotels in the Memphis area.

Buses: The Memphis Area Transit Authority provides a public bus stop at the baggage claim level of Terminal C. The MATA Bus sign will point passengers in the direction of the bus stop area. More information about buses to and from Memphis International Airport.

Trains: There is no direct railway line from Memphis International Airport to downtown Memphis, however,  passengers and tourists can get a short 14-minute taxi ride from MEM to Memphis Central Railway Station at 545 South Main Street, Memphis. More information about train services local to Memphis International Airport.

Memphis airport also provides wheelchair-accessible transportation services to persons with special needs.

Memphis International Airport also provides parking options for at least 6,000 vehicles.