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How to get from Nashville Airport to Downtown Nashville

Nashville is one of the country-music capitals of the world. Walk along the colourful streets of Nashville and immerse yourself in the cowboy lifestyle by visiting the many museums, famous BBQ restaurants, live music venues and shops.

To begin your amazing vacation in Nashville, you have two different ways to get from Nashville airport to downtown, taxi or bus. Taking a Nashville Airport taxi is the quickest option as it takes just 18 minutes, costing $25 (€23). On the other hand, taking the number 18 bus costs just $1.70 (€1.50), but it does take around 35 minutes to reach downtown Nashville.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €3 35min 06:17–23:15
Taxi €24 18min 24/7

How to get from Nashville airport to downtown by bus

Bus number 18 runs from BNA to downtown Nashville every hour, 7 days a week. Taking the bus is a great budget option as tickets cost just $1.70 (€1.50) one-way, but it does take around 35 minutes to reach the city, which is longer than taking a taxi.

How much is the bus from Nashville airport to downtown?

A one-way ticket for the number 18 bus from Nashville airport to downtown Nashville costs only $1.70 (€1.50). You can purchase your ticket from the driver as you get on the bus.

Cost

$1.70 (€1.50)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The number 18 bus is available from 06:17 to 23:15.

Where do I get it from?

As you exit the main terminal building on Level 1, you will take a right and walk towards Terminal Garage 2. Keep following the signs for “GROUND TRANSPORTATION” until you reach the Ground Transportation Center. Here you will see the purple sign for the number 18 bus.

Convenience

Although the bus is a great budget option, it’s not the most convenient. Although there are express services for Bus 18, during the afternoon, this line becomes a local service that has many stops, making it very slow.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you're not carrying much luggage and don't have young children with you, taking the bus is a great budget option, otherwise, I recommend taking a taxi.

Useful Tips

There's very little luggage space on the bus, be sure to travel light.
You can sometimes pay for your bus ticket by card, but often, the machine is out of service, so be sure to bring change.
To ensure you get a seat, try to arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the bus is due to leave.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Nashville. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€84.0
NIGHTTIME
€101.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Nashville airport to Downtown by taxi

Taking a taxi from Nashville airport to downtown Nashville is quick, easy and very comfortable. The cost of a Nashville Airport taxi to downtown comes at a flat rate of $25 (€23) and it takes just 18 minutes to reach the heart of the city.

How much is a taxi from Nashville airport to downtown Nashville?

Taking a taxi from BNA to downtown Nashville has a set cost of $25 (€23). However, taxis do also charge a surcharge of $1 (€0.90) per additional passenger after the first.

Cost

$25 (€23)

Trip Duration

18 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in a advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Nashville airport

Where do I get it from?

The local taxis can be found at the Ground Transportation Center on Level 1 of Terminal Garage 2. Simply head right out of the terminal doors and follow the signs for “GROUND TRANSPORTATION”.

Convenience

If you’re travelling with a lot of luggage or in a group, taking a taxi is the best transfer option for you. You will be able to make your way to the door of your hotel in Nashville in just 18 minutes and won’t have to worry about navigating public transport or bus stations with your luggage in tow.

Editor’s Note

To save money on your Nashville airport taxi, you can split the cost between a group of 4 travellers or book your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

There's no extra charge for bringing luggage that fits in the trunk of the taxi.
There's a cost of $1 (€0.90) per passenger after the first.
Make sure your driver knows that you're aware of the flat-rate when beginning your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Nashville airport from downtown Nashville?

The distance from Nashville airport to downtown is 15 km. Taking a Nashville Airport taxi will take 18 minutes to reach downtown Nashville and the number 18 bus will take around 35 minutes.

How do you get from BNA airport to downtown Nashville?

There are two transfer options from BNA to downtown Nashville, taxi or bus. Taking a Nashville Airport taxi takes 18 minutes and costs a flat-rate fare of $25 (€23). The public number 18 bus takes 35 minutes and costs $1.70 (€1.50) one-way.

Is there a bus from Nashville airport to downtown Nashville?

Yes, the number 18 bus runs from Nashville airport to downtown Nashville every hour. The cost is $1.70 (€1.50) one-way and the journey time is 35 minutes in light traffic.

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