Transportation in Memphis
Exploring Downtown Memphis on foot allows you to take in the river from a variety of spots. Enjoy the view from Union Avenue and Front Streets or walk down the hill to get a close-up feel for the muddy waters. Brass duck footprints on the pavements honour famous Memphians, but don't lead anywhere.
The bus service in Memphis is regular, and an online route planner allows easy planning for trips to Graceland or other attractions.
Taxis are plentiful Downtown and in the Medical Centre areas, but calling ahead is necessary for trips beginning outside Downtown.
Rent your car
There's no shortage of car rental companies in Memphis and its international airport, which is around 20 minutes from the city centre. Downtown on-street metered parking costs around $0.50 per hour and is free after 6pm and at weekends.
It is possible to purchase trolley tickets for single rides, but it is most economical to buy an all-day or multi-day pass. Horses and carriages are available outside the Peabody Hotel on Union Avenue for an old-fashioned tour of Downtown.