Memphis Skyline with Bridge. 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.

 

For those who plan to drive, find directions and parking FAQs below, and please note: the parking garage that serves the Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts is currently closed for renovations. In the meantime, find the most convenient parking at the Memphis River Parks Garage located at the intersection of Front Street and Poplar Avenue.  

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
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)

Drive To Memphis
Driving Directions to Renasant Convention Center
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 St. Tolleys
South Main Walk

Frequently Asked Questions

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!