Transportation Options for Nashville's New Year's Eve
Attendees will have a variety of safe, affordable transportation options. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reminds everyone to drive safely this New Year’s Eve. For those who will be drinking, please plan ahead to have a sober ride home. Law enforcement partners will be out in full force during the Booze It and Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.
Those wishing to take their own cars and park downtown can find a comprehensive listing of parking lots and garages at www.parkitdowntown.com.
The Historic Buena Vista Neighborhood will have parking at the southwest corner of Tenth Avenue North and Scovel Street with all proceeds going to its community association for beautification and other community purposes.
If you are driving, please check the current list of road closures before you make your way downtown.
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office reminds everyone to drive safely this New Year’s Eve. For those who will be drinking, please plan ahead to have a sober ride home. Law enforcement partners will be out in full force during the Booze It and Lose It campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office will offer Sober Ride service to anyone needing a free ride home from the event. Go to the Sober Ride tent located at Fourth Avenue North and Harrison Street from 10pm to 2am.
Taxis can drop off and pick up attendees on Rosa Parks Blvd in front of the Nashville Farmers' Market.
Pick-up and drop-off on Fifth Avenue between Harrison and Jefferson Street with Uber also operating on Junior Gilliam Way between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. Uber is the event’s exclusive ride-share promotional partner. New to Uber? Use code NASHNYE to get your first ride free (up to $20)!
Arrive to the "Music City Midnight" safely and in style with Grand Avenue. The perfect transportation for a wonderful and worry-free New Year's Eve. Contact Grand Avenue at 615-714-5466 or visit www.grandavenueworldwide.com.
All MTA buses will be free starting at 9pm on Saturday, Dec. 31 until 2:30am on Jan. 1. Additionally, MTA will offer free Downtown Music City Circuit service and shuttles to the event site at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
MTA bus service will operate on its regular Saturday schedule with free extended service from 9pm on New Year’s Eve until 2:30am on Jan. 1 on 15 routes. Passengers who wish to ride downtown should confirm that their route will be running during MTA’s extended service. Route information is available at nashvillemta.org. Customers also can get more information by using MTA’s real-time information, which will be available until midnight on Dec. 31, or by calling MTA Customer Care at (615) 862-5950.
Park and Ride
Free Park and Ride lots are available at the following locations (Please visit nashvillemta.org for additional information.):
• Global Mall at the Crossings – served by routes 15 and 55
• Hillwood (at Nashville West shopping center on Charlotte Pike) – served by routes 10 and 50
• Dollar General at Hickory Plaza – served by route 52
• Kmart on Gallatin Pike (between Walton Lane and Briley Parkway) – served by routes 26, 34 and 56
• Vanderbilt lots on Natchez Trace – served by routes 3 and 5
Free Downtown Circuit and Bicentennial Mall Shuttle
The Blue and Green Downtown Circuits will run on a regular schedule until 6:15pm (free service every 15 minutes). From 6:15pm until 2:30am the Green Circuit will run its usual Gulch route with stops at Fifth and Commerce at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and at Music City Central transit station before going to Bicentennial Mall. The Blue Circuit also will run between Commerce and Bicentennial Mall. Pick-up and drop-off on James Robertson Parkway between Sixth and Seventh Avenue.
RTA’s New Year’s Eve train will arrive at downtown’s Riverfront Station at 5:09pm. An allotment of 650 tickets is available at a cost of $15, plus a $1 processing fee, at ticketsnashville.com. Passengers can take the free Downtown Circuit or any MTA service from Second Avenue to Music City Central. You could also choose to walk to Bicentennial Mall. After 6:15pm customers will need to catch a Blue Circuit bus at 5th Avenue and Commerce Street.
Don't get lost. View maps of the area and take them with you.