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Lita Yee

Los Angeles, California

Best way to get from MEM to downtown

If it helps, I'll be staying at The Memphis Marriott Downtown and arriving midday.  Is there public transportation or should I just cab it?

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  • Keith Spence

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    I suggest you take a cab. Public transportation isn't for the faint of heart around Memphis, especially if you've never been before. It's should be about $30 from the airport to downtown. If you plan on going anywhere else outside of downtown, I'd even suggest renting a car at the airport and just driving places from there.

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      That's very good to know! So downtown Memphis is fairly walkable? · (1 likelikes)

    • Keith S.

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      Hi Lita, yes, downtown is very walkable, but if you're staying for more than a couple days, it could get stale. That's when I'd suggest renting a car to go drive to other places or taking a cab :) · (1 likelikes)

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  • Lance Wiedower

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    Memphis has a bus system but it's not widely used and not very reliable. A cab is the way to go to get downtown. It's about a 15-minute drive. If you will be here more than a couple of days and plan to explore outside downtown I would suggest renting a car. But if you're staying downtown no car is needed. It's a walkable downtown, and the trolley line can get you up and down Main Street.

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      This is all great to know! Cab it is then. Thank you, Lance! · (0 likelikes)

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    Does your hotel have a shuttle service? Look into that. If not, then definitely take a cab. You're not going to find much public transportation 'round those parts!

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      I just called after reading your post and no, they don't. Darn. That's a great suggestion though. Good to know that about public transportation. Thanks, Brooke! · (1 likelikes)

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      You betcha! · (0 likelikes)

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    Take a cab to and from the airport

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