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Car Rental at Memphis International Airport

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Memphis International Airport, Memphis, USA - Tennessee
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$32.34 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$42.97 / per day
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Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$46.81 / per day
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Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$35.33 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$43.67 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$57.00 / per day
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Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$66.29 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$94.34 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:04 on 2020-06-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$39.26 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport Car Rental

Memphis International Airport (MEM) is the major airport serving both the city of Memphis and the surrounding area that includes western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and eastern Arkansas. The airport used to be much busier as a hub for Northwest Airlines, but traffic bottomed out after Delta bought the airline and closed the hub. It has since started growing again and is currently undergoing reconstruction to better serve passengers and grow in the future. 

Memphis is quite a popular tourist destination. The primary attractions are Beal Stree, home of the Memphis blues, and Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former estate. Travelers can also visit Sun Studio, the fabled recording studio where many legendary artists recorded albums. Other attractions located within a reasonable drive include Shiloh National Park, which preserves the battlefield of the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and Tuepleo, the childhood home of Elvis Presley. Visiting all of these places is extremely easy if you pick up a rental car at Memphis Airport. 

Top international routes

  • Toronto-Pearson

Main airlines

Delta carries the most passengers to and from the airport with Hartsfield-Jackson Atalanta International Airport, its main hub, the primary destination (though most passengers connect to flights to other destinations from there). The low-cost airline Southwest is the next largest airline at the airport with destinations including Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love Field, Houston-Hobby, and Orlando.

American Airlines (including its regional brand, American Eagle) provides connections to many cities on the east coast and in the midwest. Finally, the low-cost Allegiant Air serves many vacation destinations in Florida, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Air Canada provides the airports only international flights which are to and from Toronto.

Terminals

MEM has only one terminal; however, that terminal has three concourses. Currently, all operations are out of Concourses A and C as Concourse B is under reconstruction. In 2021, it is planned that Concourse B will handle all flights and that A and C will be closed.

Location

Memphis International Airport is located roughly 10 miles southeast of downtown Memphis, a drive that only takes around 15 minutes. Graceland, a top tourist attraction in the city, is just a five-minute drive away from the airport. And if continuing an Elvis-themed tour, one can take I-22 down to reach Tupelo, Elvis’ birthplace, in just an hour and a half.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $41 per day
  • Medium cars - from $38 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $84 per day
  • Premium cars - from $50 per day
  • Small cars - from $35 per day
  • SUVs - from $53 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18443709812)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8443709801)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342227)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342227)
  • Avis (Tel: +19013452847)

Car rental desks

All of the rental companies serving MEM are have desks in the Ground Transportation Center. To reach the center, proceed to the lower level (below the level with baggage claim) of the B terminal and follow the signs. The center is just a short walk from the terminal and moving walkways are there to make the walk quicker and easier. The rental car desks are located on two levels.

All of the rental companies offer after-hours service. When returning the car, you need to park in the rental car company’s return area and drop the keys in their box in the return area. National’s box is located on level 1 while Thrifty and Dollar’s are located on Level 2.

Services and facilities

As the airport is currently under reconstruction, some of its services and facilities have been affected. When it comes to dining options, the situation has been made more bearable by Lenny’s Subs moving to, along with the opening of an Italian restaurant in, Concourse A. A Blue Moon bar opening in Concourse C also helped provide another option in that concourse.

If you need assistance at the airport, you can look for the Blue Suede volunteers. They wear navy blue vests and carry clipboards. They can help you to find anything you need at the airport.

ATMs can be found near the ticketing area and in the connector with Concourse A. If you only have cahs but need to purchase something with a credit card, such as extra baggage allowance, the airport offers a service with which you can obtain a prepaid credit card in exchange for the cash. The ReadyCard kiosks can be found in the connectors between A/B and B/C Concourses.

There is only one lounge in the airport, a Delta Sky Club which can be found between the B and C Concourses. While there are no hotels at the airport, or even immediately next to it, a cluster of them can be found around the intersection of I240 and I-55 which is near Graceland.

Nearest gas station

There are two gas stations on the way to the airport after exiting I-240, but to reach either, you must exit Plough Road (the direct route to the airport) onto Airways Blvd. The first station, n Exxon station, while nicer, has prices that are much higher than is typical for the area. The second station, a Mapco station, is located right next to the airport and has prices that are lower than almost all other stations in the area.

Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 5.5
  • Departure and check-in 7.3
  • Terminal facilities 5.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.6
  • Lounge 3.0

Memphis International Airport (MEM)

  • IATA: MEM
  • ICAO: KMEM
  • Name: Memphis International Airport (MEM)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 104 m / 341 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 4,196,259
  • Distance from City: 3 miles / 4.8 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 4 Locations near Memphis International Airport

  1. 322.0 km / 200.1 miles away
  2. 435.5 km / 270.6 miles away
  3. 562.2 km / 349.3 miles away
  4. 701.5 km / 435.9 miles away

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Memphis International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Memphis International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Memphis International Airport
January
$45.34
February
$73.68
March
April
$77.08
May
$78.22
June
July
August
September
$88.42
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Memphis International Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $45.34. You can see that this is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in October (when rental prices start at $88.42 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Memphis International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 13 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
4
January
4
February
4
March
5
April
4
May
6
June
5
July
4
August
4
September
6
October
8
November
13
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Memphis International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Memphis International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
80%
January
67%
February
90%
March
104%
April
118%
May
134%
June
139%
July
110%
August
86%
September
107%
October
90%
November
75%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars

Top 6 Suppliers at Memphis International Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18443709812
Ground Transportation Center Memphis, TN 38116
$43 - $96
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8443709801
2495 WINCHESTER RD,
$41 - $94
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342227
2491 Winchester Road
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
2491 Winchester Road
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342227
2491 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38116
$32 - $44
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+19013452847
2491 Winchester Rd Memphis Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 05:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:30-23:59

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