Travel and Transportation Information

Find out how to get to and around Music City.

A genuine geographic bull's-eye, Nashville is perfectly positioned to draw people together. 40% of the US population lives within 600 miles of Nashville.

Nashville is one of only six cities in the nation where three interstates connect. I-65 connects the city with Louisville, Indianapolis, and Chicago to the north and Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile to the south. Nashville is bisected by I-40, an east-west freeway that also passes through cities that include Asheville, Knoxville, Memphis, Little Rock, and Oklahoma City. I-24 crosses the city from the northwest to the southeast, providing convenient travel from St. Louis, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

Points-of-interest Maps

Maps outlining major interstate routes and roadways are available for FREE at the Nashville Visitor Centers, located at the corner of Fifth and Broadway and in the tower of the Bridgestone Arena.

Downtown - Parking and Navigation

Find parking downtown with Park It Downtown or SpotHero's interactive parking maps. Broadway, downtown's main thoroughfare, bisects numbered avenues into north and south. Most corporate offices and government agencies are north of Broadway.

Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) welcomed a record-breaking 21.9 million passengers in 2023, making it one of the fastest growing airports in North America. Last year, the award-winning airport opened a new 200,000 square foot Grand Lobby with immersive art displays, a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF), and nearly two dozen new local concession and retail options for passengers. 

Quick Facts About the Airport:

  • The Nashville International Airport is located at One Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 - 8 miles east of downtown Nashville.
  • The airport code is BNA, which stands for Berry Field Nashville in honor of Col. Harry S. Berry, administrator of the original airport project in the 1930s.
  • Nearly 22 million passengers are served annually.

  • The 820,000-square-foot terminal is home to major carriers and their regional partners, operating more than 600 daily arrivals and departures. Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Avelo Airlines, British Airways, Contour Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet serve Nashville.
  • Flights are available to 98 nonstop markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Washington D.C.
  • Greeting messages for delegates can be arranged by contacting the airport's Community Affairs/Customer Service Department at 615-275-1611 or through the NCVC Convention Services Department at 615-259-4746.
  • The Nashville International Airport was the first airport in the country to allow ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate on the property.


Airport Customer Service

The airport has a customer service attendant stationed curbside on the ground level from 6:30am to 11:30pm daily to provide assistance with transportation needs.


Nashville Airport Hotels

Hilton BNA Nashville Airport Terminal opened in February 2024, just steps away from the airport terminal. Explore more nearby airport hotels with free shuttle service.


Nashville Airport Restaurants

Nearly 50 dining options at Nashville International Airport include local favorites like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Ole Red, Tailgate Brewery, Yazoo Brewery, Fat Bottom Brewing Co., The Urban Juicer, and The Titans Press Box. See the full list of dining options at the airport


Live Music:

Live music at Nashville International Airport welcomes guests in true Music City style and sends them off with a song. There are six performance areas located in the terminal, hosting 700+ performances of all music genres each year. You might just see a familiar face like Keith Urban do a surprise performance. 


Ground Transportation

WeGo Public Transit, ride-share, shuttles, taxis, rental cars, and limousine service are available from the airport. All commercial operators pick up at the Ground Transportation Center on Level 1 of Terminal Garage 2. View all transportation options at BNA

  • Taxis: Nashville features a flat-fee service triangle between the airport, downtown, and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. From point to point, taxi fares are currently set at $30 per cab within the triangle, plus an additional passenger charge of $2. For trips outside the triangle, view the approximate fares from the airport

  • Buses: WeGo Public Transit provides hourly service between downtown and the airport seven days a week. One-way fares between the airport and downtown are available for $2. 

  • Rental Cars: Rental Car service is located on Level 1 of the Main Terminal - take the escalators down one level from Baggage Claim areas.

  • Parking: There are two Terminal Airport Garages as well as three Surface Parking Lots. See real-time parking capacity.

"Nashville is Music City for a reason: When it comes to live music, there’s simply no contest. Trust us, even the guitarists strumming Tom Petty in the arrivals gate of BNA Airport are spectacular.", September 2018
Public Transit

WeGo Public Transit provides 27 local bus routes and nine regional routes. All rides are only $2. WeGo Central, WeGo Public Transit's downtown transit station, is located next to Municipal Auditorium. Learn how to ride.


Taxi services are available throughout Nashville by phone through a variety of companies including Magic Taxi, Music City Cab, NashVegas Cab, and Yellow Cab. Taxi drivers are required to go through a customer service and Nashville city knowledge training program by NCVC to get their Transportation License.

Commuter Rail

The WeGo Star has seven stations along the route between Lebanon (east of town) and the destination station at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. Upon arrival at the Riverfront Park station, passengers can board one of two WeGo Public Transit buses at no additional cost: one circulates downtown and one goes to West End/Belmont. Trains operate Monday-Friday during peak commuter hours, plus a late train on Friday with a 10:30pm departure from the Riverfront Park station.