Car Rental at Memphis International Airport

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

Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$56.97 per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$60.87 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$79.09 per day
Full-size
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio or similar
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$95.17 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Premium
Buick Regal or similar
Buick Regal
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$73.29 / per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$87.62 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$94.27 / per day
Premium Elite
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$117.32 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$83.08 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Memphis International Airport Car Rental

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 $98 per day
  • Medium cars - from $73 per day
  • Vans - from $189 per day
  • Premium cars - from $92 per day
  • Small cars - from $73 per day
  • SUVs - from $114 per day

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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$41.37
February
$67.23
March
April
$70.34
May
$71.37
June
July
August
September
$80.68
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 $41.37. 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 $80.68 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 Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.66 / 10
Lowest rated company
Payless
8.33 / 10
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$83.08
Lowest daily price
$32.09
Total cars available
63

Top 8 Suppliers at Memphis International Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
8443709801
2495 WINCHESTER RD,
$78 - $210
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8338982149
2495 WINCHESTER RD
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5
+18443709812
Ground Transportation Center Memphis, TN 38116
$89 - $220
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5
9013455680
2495 Winchester Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
2491 Winchester Road
$61 - $152
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
8664342226
2491 Winchester Road
$57 - $59
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+19013452847
2491 Winchester Rd
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
9013464781
2491 Winchester Rd
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
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