Buses and trolleys operate in the streets of Nashville, with the WeGo Public Transit running over 50 routes throughout the city. The daily Bus 34 is the Opry Mills Route that links the downtown district with Opryland while the downtown area and attractions are easily walkable.
There are several taxi companies operating in Nashville, and the major car rental companies offer services; Lyft and Uber are also available. Driving in Nashville's small downtown area can be frustrating but a hired car is useful for excursions out of town.
Nashville International Airport
The airport is situated nine miles (14km) southeast of downtown Nashville.
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
LocationThe airport is situated nine miles (14km) southeast of downtown Nashville.
Getting to the city
WeGo Public Transit has a bus service from the airport to the downtown transit station via Route 18; it operates roughly once an hour from around 5:30am to 11:50pm on weekdays, and from around 7am to 10:50pm on weekends and holidays.
TimeGMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental companies represented at Nashville International Airport include Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.
Taxis are available from the airport, however it is advisable to book a taxi in advance. Taxi companies approved by the airport are American Music City Cab, Checker Cab, Magic Taxi, NashVegas Cab, Pink Cab, TN National Cab, Volunteer Cab, and Yellow Cab.
There are extensive facilities at the airport including a bank, ATMs and postal services. There are numerous restaurants, from fast food outlets to fine dining eateries, as well as several shops. The airport also has art exhibitions and live music performances on the ticketing level, children's play areas, meditation rooms and a massage bar, where professional massage therapists offer seated chair massages. Smoking is permitted in designated lounges. A business centre offers fax, photocopy and internet services. There are good facilities for the disabled; those with special requirements should contact their airline in advance.
Short-term parking is free for the first 20 minutes, and $8 for an hour up and a daily rate of $26. Long-term Lot A is $8 per hour with a daily rate of $18, and Lot B charges $16 per day. The short-term lot is within walking distance of the terminal, while the other lots offer free shuttle services, beginning at 3.30am daily and ending 45 minutes after the last flight of the day.