Flying to Memphis from UK Airports
Your flight time will depend on your route and layover length. A one-stop flight from a major UK airport to Memphis takes about 12 to 13 hours. From regional UK airports or on a two-or-more stop flight, it will take longer.
Passengers with a UK passport need an approved ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) visa waiver to enter the United States.
Arriving at Memphis International Airport
To the south of the city, Memphis International Airport is the second busiest cargo airport in the world after Hong Kong, and also offers a great range of direct onward flights to popular domestic destinations like Dallas, Houston, Austin and New Orleans. It is also just a few minutes from Graceland, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Memphis.
Getting from Memphis International Airport to other parts of Memphis couldn’t be easier. Along with all the major car-rental companies, you’ll find taxis, ride sharing and limousine services, hotel and wider-area shuttle buses, and public transportation via Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) buses.
What to Do in Memphis
One of North America’s most exciting small cities, Memphis is an essential destination for any serious music fan or history buff, but it’s also a great gateway to other culturally important parts of the South, like the Mississippi Delta and the city of Nashville.
Explore all Memphis has to offer, from its iconic music scene which you can still surround yourself in on Beale Street, settling in with a locally crafted beer and a bowl of gumbo and enjoying live music and just people watching.
Join one of many tours – on bikes, walking or in a 1950s classic car – to see the highlights of Memphis.
Where to Stay in Memphis
Memphis is home to a burgeoning tech sector and a booming logistics and distribution industry – so its hotel scene runs from budget-friendly cheerful motels to extended stay accommodation and full-service luxury business hotels.
You’ll find a large number of hotels in downtown Memphis, including popular budget chains such as Econo Lodge and Vista Inn & Suites, and mid-range places to stay from the likes of Courtyard by Marriott, Crowne Plaza and DoubleTree by Hilton.
At the top end of the market, you’ll find independent luxury hotels in grand historic buildings, as well as contemporary choices from brands like Sheraton and Westin.