Car Hire at Memphis International Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
American cities are built for driving, and when you hire a car at Memphis International Airport you'll get a lot more out of your trip.
Where to hire a car at Memphis International Airport
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Enterprise and Payless all offer car hire at Memphis International Airport. The rental car counters are on levels one and two of the economy car park, next to the passenger terminal. There's a moving walkway connecting them.
Petrol stations near Memphis International Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's a Texaco on Winchester Road, just three minutes away from the airport if you're approaching from downtown Memphis.
Driving around Memphis International Airport
The I-55 motorway is just over five minutes drive away. Most of the roads around the airport are fairly small and easy to drive. Automatic transmissions are more popular in America. If you prefer to drive a manual car you can choose this as an option when you search for car hire with Skyscanner. Traffic in the USA drives on the right. This can take a bit of getting used to if this is your first time driving outside the UK, so stay alert.
Getting to your destination
Memphis International Airport sits near the border with Mississippi, making it a convenient place to fly to if you're planning to visit the towns of Northern Mississippi.
The home of Graceland is known for its excellent blues music scene and its delicious barbecue joints. The city has an enchanting faded glamour, although regeneration is in full swing.
It takes about 15 minutes to drive into downtown Memphis from the airport. Parking shouldn't be a problem: there are forty thousand parking spots, and Memphis is reputed to have some of the cheapest parking rates in the USA. There are lots of hotels in Memphis with guest car parks too.
This casino town is like a mini Las-Vegas. Steamboat tours and golf courses offer plenty of fun if you're not into gambling in the large resort hotels.
It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Tunica from Memphis International Airport. Most of the resorts in the area have their own car parks. There are shuttle buses which run between casinos, which is ideal if you can't decide who should be the designated driver.
Like most university cities Oxford has a wonderful nightlife, with excellent restaurants and bars. The spirit of independence is strong here. Although there are some chains, most people prefer to eat and shop at locally owned spots.
It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to drive to Oxford from Memphis International Airport. On-street parking is limited to three hours on football days, and payment hours last from 10am to 10pm. Parking is quite cheap, at $1 (about 65p) an hour. There are also numerous off-street parking lots, which are free to use and have no time restrictions.
Prices subject to change