Memphis Skyline with Bridge. Photo Credit: Jack Kenner.
Photo Credit: Jack Kenner

Getting Here & Parking

Memphis is centrally located, making it an easy flight, drive or train ride from almost anywhere in the U.S. For those planning to fly, 10 airlines serve Memphis International Airport (MEM), providing nearly 100 daily flights to and from 30 nonstop destinations. MEM is located just 12 miles, a 15- to 20-minute drive, from the Renasant Convention Center (RCC) and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, while the city's Amtrak station arrives just 1.5 miles away. For those who plan to drive, find directions and parking FAQs below, or use this quick reference to navigate to the center:

  • To reach the Parking Garage for the Renasant Convention Center/Cannon Center: Navigate to 266 N. Front St. 
  • To drop someone off at the Renasant Convention Center/Cannon Center: Navigate to 255 N. Main St.
  • For delivery addresses, see our FAQ below. 
 
 

By the Numbers

100

Daily flights at Memphis International Airport (MEM)

30

Nonstop destinations from MEM

85%

Of the U.S. population is a 6- to 8-hour drive away

FLY TO MEMPHIS

Airlines at MEM:

 

Air Canada
Allegiant 
American
Delta
Frontier

Southwest
Spirit 
United
Vacation Express

Nonstop Destinations at MEM:

MEM Map

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Chicago, IL (MDW, ORD)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DAL, DFW)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Destin, FL (DSI, VPS)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
El Dorado, AR (ELD)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Harrison, AR (HRO)
Houston, TX (HOU, IAH)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
Nashville, TN (BNA)
Orlando/Sanford, FL (MCO, SFB)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL (PIE)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Washington, DC - Reagan National (DCA)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO MEMPHIS

Located just 1.5 miles from Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis' Central Station greets passengers arriving by rail. The station, more than a century old, now serves as both the city's rail station and as a boutique hotel with dining, a bar and live entertainment on-site amid Memphis' historic South Main Arts District.

545 S. Main St. (Main and Carolina entrance)

Take a Public Bus or Vintage Trolley Around Memphis

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) provides transportation throughout the city via buses and, along three popular routes downtown, vintage trolley service. In fact, the Main Street and Riverfront trolley lines stop at the Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Rides on the vintage trolleys are just $1 each way and provide a scenic overview of downtown Memphis while getting you where you need to go.

Learn more about MATA routes

View a map of downtown trolley lines

Drive To Memphis

Driving Directions to Renasant Convention Center

 

Looking for our parking garage? Navigate to 266 N. Front St.
Dropping someone off? Navigate to 255 N. Main St.

From the West:

From Arkansas on I-40 East: Cross the Hernando Desoto Bridge in the right lane and take Exit 1A into downtown Memphis.  At the intersection turn left onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right. 

From Arkansas on I-55: Cross the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge and continue straight onto E.E.H. Crump Boulevard. Then exit onto Riverside Drive and continue north for 1.2 miles.  At the second traffic light, turn right onto Beale Street then left onto Front Street.  Follow Front Street north for 0.8 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the East:

From Nashville: Follow I-40 West to downtown Memphis.  Take exit 1A onto 2nd Street. At the second traffic light take a right onto Poplar Ave. Follow Poplar Avenue west and at the second traffic light make a right turn onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the North:

From Millington: Proceed down Highway 51 South to Memphis. Take a right onto Poplar Avenue. At the 4th traffic light turn right onto Front Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From the South:

From Highway 78: Heading northwest on US-78 use the right lane to merge onto I-240 W via the ramp to St. Louis. Then take I-69 and follow the signs for I-240 N/Little Rock.  Take Exit 30 on to Union Avenue and head west.  Follow Union Avenue for 1 mile then make a right turn onto Front Street. Follow Front Street north for 0.6 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

From Jackson Mississippi: On I-55 North after crossing into Tennessee keep right to continue to I-69 and follow the signs for I-240 N/Little Rock.  Take Exit 30 on to Union Avenue and head west.  Follow Union Avenue for 1 mile then make a right turn onto Front Street. Follow Front Street north for 0.6 mile to the RCC/Cannon Center. The parking garage entrance is on the right on the north end of the RCC. 

Getting Around Memphis

In town, try these local-favorite modes of transportation: 

Explore Bike Share

60 on-demand rental kiosks across the city

Electric Scooters

Available downtown and in other entertainment districts you’ll want to explore
 

Vintage Trolleys

Offering $1 rides on dynamic routes downtown

#MustBeMemphis Tour Options

From riverboats to cruises in classic cars

Explore Bike Share
Bird Scooters
Main Street trolleys | Phillip Van Zandt
South Main Walk

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. WHAT ADDRESS SHOULD I USE TO NAVIGATE TO THE RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER?
A. For drop-off, navigate to our Main Entrance at 255 N. Main St.
To reach the parking garage, navigate to 266 N. Front St. 
For deliveries, navigate to the following addresses based on your designated loading dock:
Winchester Dock: 272 N. Front St.
Scene Dock: 226 N. Front St.
Lower Level Dock (Formerly known as South Hall Dock): Check back soon 

Q. HOW FAR IS DOWNTOWN FROM THE AIRPORT?
A. The Memphis International Airport is 12 miles from Downtown Memphis, about a 16-minute drive. 

Q. IS THERE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE TO DOWNTOWN AND EAST MEMPHIS?
A. Yes. Ride share services, Yellow Cab and Tennco Downtown Shuttle offer transportation services.

Q. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?
A. $18 - $20 via Uber and Lyft; $26 - $28 by taxi.

Q. DO ANY HOTELS OFFER COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE? 
A. Yes! 

Q. DOES RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER OFFER LONG-TERM BUS OR VAN PARKING?
Yes! Learn more here, and contact us at [email protected] for additional details or to reserve a spot.

Q. IS THERE A GOOD RUNNING ROUTE AROUND THE RENASANT CONVENTION CENTER? 
Yes! We've mapped a 5K roundtrip route starting and ending at the Renasant Convention Center that will take you past some of Downtown Memphis' best sights, including Beale Street, the Mississippi River, AutoZone Park and the Pyramid.