How to Get to Tupelo

Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley and the first TVA city, is located at the intersection of highways 78 and 45 in Northeast Mississippi.

How to Fly into Tupelo

  • The Tupelo Regional Airport provides easy access to the city for those who choose to fly. Airline Service to Tupelo Regional Airport is provided by Delta Airlines.Please call Delta Airlines at 1-800-221-1212 for reservations, or visit
  • The Memphis International Airport provides an alternative to those who may wish to tour Graceland in addition to discovering the sights and sounds of Tupelo. Tupelo is a quick 90 mile drive from Memphis, Tennessee.1-901-922-8000 for reservations, or visit

Driving Directions

Directions from regional hubs

    Head WEST on US Hwy 78 for about 120 miles
    Take 240 S to 240 E and merge onto 78 E at Exit 21 (toward Birmingham). Continue 94 miles and you’re here.
    Take I-55 N to Hwy 82 (Exit 185) toward Winona. Take Hwy 82 East for 40 miles until you reach the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Take the Natchez Trace north (towards Nashville) for 55 miles, and you have arrived.
    Take I-40 WEST from Nashville to Exit 80 near Jackson, TN, then follow the signs to Hwy 45 SOUTH. Continue on 45S for about 100 miles and you’re here.

Where to eat…

Tupelo has more than 100 quality places to eat. Located throughout the city, you’ll find almost every kind of cuisine from All American casual to an eclectic mix of restaurants suited to a variety of tastes.

For a list of dining selections, click here.

Where to stay…

Tupelo has more than 1,800 quality guest rooms conveniently located in all parts of the city.

For a list of lodging alternatives, click here.

Touring Tupelo…

The following operators regularly offer tours that include Tupelo in their itinerary. If you know of other tours that include Tupelo, please contact us!

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