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Nashville, TN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 169
Total Sleeping Rooms 26,694
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 2,888
Committable Meeting Rooms* 123
Convention Center Space 2,162,386 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 353,143 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 353,143 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $170
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $295
*Maximum for a single hotel

Nashville, TN Airport Information

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Approximate taxi fare: $30 USD

The Nashville International Airport is located just eight miles east of downtown Nashville. Serving nearly 10 million passengers each year, Nashville International operates approximately 400 daily arrivals and departures through its 820,000-square-foot terminal, four runways and 47 gates. Nashville International operates numerous non-stop flights to coast-to-coast domestic locations, as well as the international cities of Frankfurt, London, Montreal, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.

Airport amenities include two massage bars, full-service restaurants, concession stands, retail shops, a nail salon, full-service business center and terminal-wide wi-fi access. Nashville International's Arts at the Airport program features an ever-changing collection of original works, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and mixed medium pieces. In October 2006, the airport started a five-year, three-phase Terminal Transformation project. The project includes an aesthetic terminal update, including the installation of skylights, mosaic tiles and water walls, as well as a consolidated security checkpoint.

Airline carriers serving the Nashville International Airport

  • Air Canada/Jazz
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • American Connection
  • Continental Express
  • Delta Airlines
  • Delta Connection
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Skyway Airlines/Midwest Express
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Express
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express

Nashville, TN Public Transportation

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Bus Line

Nashville's Metropolitan Transit Authority operates more than 40 bus routes servicing the Nashville metropolitan area. The Route 18 Airport/Elm Hill Pike bus runs 11 daily trips between the Nashville International Airport and downtown Nashville. One-way passes are $0.80 for youths ages 19 and under and $1.85 for adults on express service and $1.35 on local service. All-day passes are $2.50 for youths and $4 for adults. Children under 4 ride for free.

Music City Star

Operated by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Music City Star commuter rail began service in the fall of 2006. The rail operates at six stations, including the downtown Riverfront Park station, Monday through Friday from 5:45 AM to 6:35 PM. The rail operates late each Friday, with trains running until 10:20 PM. One-way tickets range from $4 to $5 and ten-ride tickets range from $36 to $45.

Rental Cars

Nashville has several rental car companies. Rental car companies at Nashville International Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.


Nashville has numerous taxi companies, all of which service the Nashville International Airport. Taxi meters start at $3 and each additional mile is $2. The flat fare triangle between the airport, downtown Nashville and Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center is $25 between any two points for up to four passengers. For areas outside the triangle, the meter starts at $7 from the airport and adds $2 each additional mile.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Jackson, TN 130 mi 1 hr 58 min n/a N/A
Chattanooga, TN 133 mi 1 hr 56 min 2 hr 39 min USD $357+
Louisville, KY 175 mi 2 hr 40 min 2 hr 46 min USD $527+
Knoxville, TN 180 mi 2 hr 35 min 2 hr 40 min USD $390+
Memphis, TN 212 mi 3 hr 1 hr 10 min USD $103+
Atlanta, GA 249 mi 3 hr 53 min 1 hr 5 min USD $350+
New Orleans, LA 532 mi 7 hr 20 min 1 hr 35 min USD $303+
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