Whether you’re traveling to Nashville by air or by land, the city is easy to get to.
For those coming by car, more than 80 miles of interstate highway pass through Nashville. The major interstates are I-65 (north-south) and I-40 (east-west between Knoxville and Memphis and further in both directions). I-265 forms a ring around Downtown Nashville, and I-440 encircles midtown Nashville. I-24, running southeast to northwest, also leads into the metropolitan area, merging into I-40 to the south and I-65 to the north.
Those that are taking to the skies will arrive at Nashville International Airport (BNA), which provides air service to almost 90 cities in North America and averages about 400 arriving and departing flights daily. Nashville International Airport is about 20 minutes from downtown Nashville and 15 minutes from the Opryland area. If you’re going to downtown Nashville or to Opryland, a taxi from the airport is a flat $25, with a $1 fee for each additional passenger.
Once in the city, visitors will likely want to travel to top attractions by car—either their own, a rental or a taxi. U.S. News and World Report reports that parking within the city is relatively easy, but travelers should bring some extra change for the meters.
Detailed maps and driving directions are available from Nashville’s Convention and Visitor’s Corp.