Nashville is within 600 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population, providing easy access no matter what mode of transportation.
NASHVILLE BY AIR
The Nashville International Airport is located approximately eight miles from the Gaylord Opryland® Resort area and from downtown. With more than 11 million passengers visiting annually, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. There are 380 daily arrivals and departures serving 89 markets including 50 cities with non-stop and same plane service.
Nashville’s three major carriers – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines - offer special convention incentive packages to in-bound groups. Features of both packages include: discounted fares, toll-free reservation numbers specifically for your group, complimentary tickets based on number of tickets purchased, discounts on cargo shipments, and assistance with convention promotions.
The Nashville International Airport is currently served by the following airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American, American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways, Seaport, Aeromexico, and Miami Air International.
|SAMPLE FLIGHT TIMES TO NASHVILLE|
|Baltimore||1 hr, 40 min|
|Chicago||1 hr, 30 min|
|Denver||2 hrs, 45 min|
|Los Angeles||4 hrs, 25 min|
|Miami||2 hrs, 20 min|
|New Orleans||1 hr, 25 min|
|New York||2 hrs, 15 min|
|Phoenix||3 hrs, 30 min|
|San Antonio||2 hrs, 10 min|
|St. Louis||1 hr|
|Washington, DC||1 hr, 45 min|
Convergence of three major interstate highways - I-40, I-24, and I-65 - provide a convenient drive for many potential convention attendees. I-65 connects the city with Louisville, Indianapolis, and Chicago to the north and Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile to the south.
Nashville is dissected by I-40, an east-west freeway that also passes through cities such as Asheville, Knoxville, Memphis, Little Rock, and Oklahoma City.
I-24 crosses the city from the northwest to the southwest providing convenient travel from St. Louis and Chattanooga.
Tennessee is bordered by eight states - Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia - providing extreme accessibility whether by air or by surface transportation.
|DRIVE TIMES TO NASHVILLE|
|Atlanta (251 miles)||4 hrs, 10 min|
|Chicago (436 miles)||7 hrs, 20 min|
|Cincinnati (282 miles)||4 hrs, 20 min|
|Little Rock (338 miles)||5 hrs, 10 min|
|Louisville (180 miles)||3 hrs|
|Milwaukee (586 miles)||8 hrs, 40 min|
|New Orleans (546 miles)||7 hrs, 40 min|
|Pittsburgh (582 miles)||9 hrs|
|Shreveport (524 miles)||8 hrs, 20 min|
|St. Louis (306 miles)||4 hrs, 40 min|
Nashville typically enjoys a mild and pleasant climate with only a few days of the year having extremely hot or cold conditions. Rainfall is mostly confined to the spring months, but a shower throughout the year is not unusual.
Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant. Evenings require a sweater or light jacket. Since the weather changes frequently, layered clothing is a good idea to accommodate sunny days and cooler nights. Winter is a great time to visit the city’s many attractions decked out in their holiday finery. Although the climate is mild, winter temperatures do range from cool to cold. If a snowfall occurs, it is usually January or February and is seldom heavy.
• Adult fare: $1.70
• Student fare: $1.00
• Senior 65+ fare: $0.85
• Flat-rate fare: $25/trip*
• Flat-rate fare with UberBLACK: $45/trip*
• No flat-rate; Trips from BNA are subject to a $3.50 surcharge
*This is a flat-rate fare from the airport to the Downtown area. There is no extra fee allowed for additional people.
Both shuttles and taxicabs depart regularly from the ground transportation level (first floor) of the Nashville International Airport. A customer service attendant is stationed curbside daily from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. to provide assistance with any type of ground transportation.
Jarmon Airport Express:
Offers transportation to all major hotels located in the Downtown, Midtown, Vanderbilt, and West End areas. Cost: $14 one-way, $25 round-trip
Gaylord Opryland Resort's Airport Shuttle:
Departs for the hotel every 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the hotel’s information center or kiosk on the ground transportation level of the airport. Cost: $30 one-way, $40 round-trip for adults; $18 one-way, $28 round-trip for seniors and children
Transportation to the other major hotels can be arranged by using special hotel telephones located in the baggage claim level (second level). These shuttles are primarily offered complimentary.
Located on the ground transportation level of the Nashville International Airport. Rental companies include Advantage, Alamo National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Payless, and Thrifty.