Cheap Flights to Memphis International Airport
Memphis, the largest city in Tennessee, is the place to visit if you're interested in the history of music. Though Tennessee in general is known for its country music scene, Memphis is also home to some historic rock and roll attractions. Located less than 12km from downtown Memphis, Memphis International Airport (MEM) is the city's only airport. If you're looking for the best price to Memphis, Skyscanner's flight search tools compare flights on airlines like Air Canada and Delta Air Lines so you can book the cheapest vacation.
What to See and Do in Memphis
Graceland is one of the most iconic attractions in Memphis. The mansion belonged to the late "King of Rock" Elvis Presley and is open most days of the year for tours. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase Elvis-themed souvenirs. If you want to experience more musical history, the Gibson Guitar Factory & Showcase offers lessons on Gibson guitar manufacturing and often has live music showcases.
The can't-miss museum in Memphis is the National Civil Rights Museum. The museum was built in the Lorraine Motel, the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The museum uses various interactive exhibits to teach about the American Civil Rights Movement.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Memphis International Airport
The summers in Memphis are hot and humid, with frequent short thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings. However, the most severe thunderstorms generally occur in spring. In the winter, freezing rain is more common than snow. Autumn is usually dry and ranges from warm to hot.
The most popular seasons for tourists to visit Memphis are summer and fall. If your travel dates are flexible, you can use Skyscanner's cheapest month search tool to look for the month with the cheapest flight prices.
Memphis International Airport Facilities
Memphis International Airport offers many dining options, including chains like Starbucks as well as locally owned Memphis favourites like Interstate Bar-B-Que. The airport also has many newsstands and gift shops where you can pick up the perfect souvenirs or anything you may have forgotten.
Taxis are available just outside baggage claim. If you have any special transportation needs, a taxi coordinator will be available to assist. Memphis International is also serviced by Uber and Lyft, public transportation, and certain hotel shuttles. The Ground Transportation Center in the parking lot includes nine rental car companies, including Enterprise and Thrifty.
Tips for Travelling to Memphis International Airport
Canadians are generally permitted to visit the US without a visa, so you will not have to make any special arrangements to visit Memphis.
Recently, the airport has announced plans for a $200 million renovation at MEM. The renovations are set to be completed by 2021. Before your trip, be sure to check the Memphis International Airport website to verify if the construction will cause you any delays.
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