Home is never far away when you live in Memphis. Whether you’re simply commuting or traveling to that place you call “home” — be it Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, or Boston — it will be a short trip home from Memphis.

Memphis is centrally located — both in terms of physical location and proximity to U.S. population. That means a relatively short trip by land or air to most major U.S. cities.

BY THE NUMBERS: The average flight time from Memphis to its 40 direct-flight U.S. destinations is a mere 2 hours & 7 minutes

Driving somewhere?

Memphis sits on the two of the most-traveled interstates in the U.S. — I-40 and I-55. I-69, a 2,600-mile superhighway connecting Toronto, Canada with Monterey, Mexico is currently under construction. It so happens that Memphis is roughly the new interstate’s half-way point.

DID YOU KNOW? Weather does not impact operations at Memphis International Airport 99.5% of the time.

Flying somewhere?

Memphis International Airport offers direct flights to 40 cities in North America (from New York to Phoenix to Cancun). Because of Memphis’ central location, chances are that home is no more than a couple of hours away by air. In fact, the average flight time from Memphis to its 40 direct-flight U.S. cities is 2 hours and 7 minutes.

BY THE NUMBERS: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 40 Destinations served; 90 Daily flight departures; 6 Major airlines; 13 Commuter airlines; #1 North American Cargo Airport since 1992. SOURCE: FAA and Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority

Taking the train?

Amtrak’s “City of New Orleans” passenger service from Chicago to New Orleans stops at historic Central Station in Memphis. Amtrak also provides service to New York, Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles via Union Station in Chicago. The “City of New Orleans” includes amenities such as a dining car, a theater car, and a sightseeing lounge.

Taking the bus?

Memphis has express bus service to thirteen cities provided by Megabus and Greyhound.  Megabus offers daily service to six cities, departing from downtown Memphis.  Greyhound offers standard routes throughout the U.S. and express routes to twelve cities, departing from the new bus terminal near the Memphis International Airport. 

DID YOU KNOW? Megabus and Greyhound offer daily and overnight express service to cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Houston.

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