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Getting In and Around Memphis

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Today’s Bluff City is revered as a major mid-American transportation hub, and this shows how efficacious Memphis’ transportation system is. After winning Federal Transportation Administration accolade for “Most Improved Ridership for its trolley unit,” Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) added another feather into Memphis’ hat. Be it airports, highways, cars, trolleys, trains, or any other public transportation, Memphis’ transportation system has made it a cake walk for travelers to get in and around the land of Blues.


Airport
Image by Thomas R Machnitzki via Wikimedia Commons

Travel to Memphis by Air

Memphis International Airport
You will be amazed to know that Memphis International Airport or more commonly known as “America’s Aerotropolis” is the ‘Largest Airfreight Terminal’ around the world and which serves not less than 6-million passengers per year. It is also an ‘International Cargo Hub’ for FedEx.

Address: 2491 Winchester Rd, Suite 113, Memphis, Tennessee 38116-3856
Phone: 901.922.8000
Website: www.mscaa.com

Other than Memphis International Airport, there are a few regional airports serving Memphis city:
1. General Dewitt Spain Airport
414 Whitney Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38127
Phone: 901.358.0028

2. West Memphis Airport
737 S Airport Road, W Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: 870.735.4656

3. Olive Branch Airport
8000 Terminal Drive, Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: 901.521.9439

Travel to Memphis by Train

Amtrak provides rail transportation to and from Memphis. Memphis Central Station is served by Amtrak’s City of New Orleans route, MATA Main Street trolley cars and MATA Riverfront loop. Central station serves between New Orleans and Chicago.

Amtrak Train 58: It serves to Fulton, Homewood, Chicago, Effingham, Newbern-Dyersburg, Mattoon, Carbondale, Kankakee, Champaign-Urbana, and Centralia.

Amtrak Train 59: It serves to Hammond, New Orleans, Brookhaven, Yazoo City, Hazlehurst, Greenwood, and Jackson.

Address: Memphis Central Station, 545 S Main St, Union Station, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Travel to Memphis by Road

There are a few prominent US Highways serving Memphis:
US Hwy 51: It enters the blues city from the south direction along with the Terminal 3 and connects Union Ave, Danny Thomas Blvd, and Millington in north.

US Hwy 61: It enters Memphis from the south direction along with the Terminal 14 and connects E.H. Crump Blvd, heads west and connects Memphis-Arkansas Bridge.

US Hwy 64: It enters the city with I-55 on Memphis-Arkansas Bridge, heads east and eventually connects Stage Road towards Somerville.

US Hwys 70 and 79: They connect Memphis-Arkansas Bridge and Summer Avenue, go along till northeast, and run parallel to I-40 towards Brownsville.

US Hwy 72: It enters the city and runs along Poplar Avenue and leaves Memphis at Germantown.

US Hwy 78: It leaves Memphis heading to the southeast. Its west end starts on Linden Ave at the intersection of Second Street.

Local Travel in Memphis

By Bus

With the passage of time, local transport system of Memphis has developed remarkably. Now one can travel around the blues city without any fuss. One can easily count on the bus services in Memphis as nothing can be as convenient and reasonable as they are.

Here are the details of a few bus service providers in Memphis:
Memphis Area Transport Authority: It is Tennessee’s largest transit operator. MATA’s bus and trolley rail system serves around 1.5 million travelers per year. Running along 300-square mile, its bus system covers 33 routes and take you to the most famed places in Memphis. You can also avail its trolley services to get through the famous tourist attractions in Memphis.

Address: 1370 Levee Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38108
Phone: 901.722.7100

Besides MATA, there are many other transport operators that are very much functional in Memphis to take you to every nook and cranny of the city of blues:

Greyhound
3033 Airways Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38131
Phone: 901.395.8770

Memphis Main Street Trolley
547 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901.577.2640

The Bettie Bus
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Phone: 901.217.7179

By Cars

Memphis transportation system is so comprehensive and active that you can be transported to the place of your choice in a blink of eye. There are multitude of car rental companies in Memphis that have been serving travelers round the clock since years.

Avis Car Rental
2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901.346.6129

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2495 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901.396.3736

Budget Car and Truck Rental of Memphis
2842 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Phone: 901.398.8888

Hertz Rent A Car
1969 Covington Pike, Memphis, Tennessee 38128
Phone: 901.388.2338

Dollar Rent A Car
2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 866.434.2226

Alamo Rent A Car
2495 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 888.826.6893

National Car Rental
2495 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 888.826.6890

By Taxi

There are many taxi and cab services providers in Memphis that have been transporting the travelers since years. Memphis’ taxi and cab services are efficacious enough to make your traveling hassle-free.

Metrocab
2240 Deadrick Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38114
Phone: 901.322.2222

Arrow Transportation Corporation
901 Vance Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Phone: 901.523.2002

Premiere Transportation Services
581 South 2nd Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Phone: 901.577.7700

A Posh Limousine Service
525 North Main Street, A 19, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901.550.8556

City Wide Car Care
561 South Danny Thomas Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Phone: 901.654.3662

Limo Express Inc.
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Phone: 901-566-5594

A Map Guide on Getting Around Memphis

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