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Getting In and Around Nashville

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Nashville has an advanced system of public transportation. Apart from rail and road, there are well developed airports here as well. Nashville has very well developed transport systems and also has a unique system of cab and shuttle services. Apart from the Nashville International Airport, there are many regional and local airports which also operate in Nashville. 

Travel to Nashville by Air

Nashville International Airport

Travel to Nashville by Air
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This airport is built to ensure movement and easy flow from its 45 gates. This is an airport that has won many accolades and offers many dining and shopping options as well; along with Wi-Fi access across the terminals. The airport has entertainment and business centers apart from exchange facilities for foreign currency. The code of the airport is BNA for Berry Field Nashville. This airport was named after Harry S. Berry who was the administrator of the airport around the 1930s. The international airport boasts an 820,000 square foot terminal which has a total of 9 airlines serving it namely American Airlines, Delta, American Eagle, Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, Sunning, Southwest Airlines, United and US Airway. This includes major carriers and regional collaborators. There are close to 380 arrivals and departures occurring every day at the airport. Flights are available to close to 62 locales. 42 of the flights are non stop and this includes Salt Lake City, Washington DC,Denver, LA and NY. This airport was the first in the United States to permit ride sharing such as Lyft to function.

Address -  Terminal 1 Drive, Nashville, Tennessee-37214, US. 
Telephone Number - 615-275-1675 
Nashville International Airport also has a customer service center operating from 6:30 in the morning to 11:30 in the night. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes from this airport. Transport services will also be provided to Fort Campbell, Convention Centers in Nashville, and Clarksville. The tickets are one way costing around USD 14. For round trips, the cost is USD 25.

Other Airports

Lebanon Airport 
Address -  760, Franklin Road, Lebanon, Tennessee-37087
Telephone - 6154440031

Robertson County Airport 
Address -  4432 Airport Road, Springfield, Tennessee- 37172
Telephone Number -  6153848206

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
Address -  1930, Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee- 37129
Telephone Number  -  6158483254

Portland Municipal Airport 
Address -  601, Airport Road, Portland, Tennessee-37148
Telephone Number  -  6153237500
Website -  portlandtn.com/

Dickson Municipal Airport MO2
Address -  2370 Sylvia Road, Dickson, Tennessee- 37055
Telephone Number - 6154466611

Centerville Municipal Airport 
Address - 2650 Airport Road, Centerville, Tennessee-37033
Telephone Number - 9317293032/ 6154182164
Shelbyville Municipal Airport 
Address -  2828, Highway 231 North, Shelbyville, Tennessee- 37160
Telephone Number - 9316841669

Ellington Airport 
Address -  1877 Franklin Pike, Lewisburg
Telephone:  9313595003

Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority
Address -  200, Outlaw Field Road, Clarksville, Tennessee- 37042
Telephone Number - 9314312080

Lafayette Municipal Airport
Address -  1000 Airport Road, Lafayette, Tennessee-37083
Telephone Number  -  6156666542

Maury County Airport 
Address - 1200 N. Main, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee- 38474
Telephone -  9313790844

Warren County Memorial Airport-RNC
Address -  4187, Nashville Highway, McMinnville, TN-37110
Telephone- 9316687050

Travel to Nashville By Road

Travel to Nashville by Road
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About half of the population in the US lives within 600 miles of this city. Nashville is one of a total of 6 cities in the US which have three interstates connecting. 1-65 joins Nashville with Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville to the north, Mobile, Birmingham and Montgomery to the south. Towards the east, Nashville is bisected by I-40 which is basically a freeway passing through the following cities: Memphis, Little Rock, Asheville, Knoxville and Oklahoma City. 1-24 serves as a crossing for the city from the NW to SE, providing links between St. Louis, Atlanta and Chattanooga. Maps of the major routes and roadways are available at no cost through the Visitor’s Information Center at Nashville. Downtown Nashville is easy to navigate with close to 28,000 parking spaces. For more information on this visit parkitedowntown.com.

Travel to Nashville by Rail

Travel to Nashville by Rail
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The Music City Star Commuter Rail system has close to 6 stations in the route between the east of Nashville to destination stops at downtown of the city. Passengers have the option of boarding one of two metropolitan transit authority buses at no extra charge. While one goes to Westend, the other goes downtown. Trains depart all 5 days of the week. There is even a late train on the last day of the week which leaves at 10:30 pm.  The line has 6 stops namely Donelson, River Front Station, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Martha. It covers 32 miles of railway line and service commenced in 2006. 

Address- 430 Myatt Drive, TN-37115
Telephone Number- 6158628833

Nashville and Eastern Railroad/NERR

This is a short line railway road which covers 137 miles between Nashville and Monterey in Tennessee. This company has 130 miles of operation rail and its company is based in the eastern part of Tennessee at Lebanon. Railroad extends to Monterey. Passenger excursion rail is operated between Nashville to Cookeville and/or Watertown in collaboration with Nashville’s Tennessee Central Railway Museum which stopped operating in the 1960s. This railroad is the location of the new Music City Star commuter railway line. It also has a subsidiary called the Nashville and Western Railroad Corporation operating between Nashville and Ashland City in the central part of Tennessee. 

Address- 514, Knoxville Avenue Lebanon, Tennessee- 37087
Telephone Number -  6154441434

Local Public Transportation in Nashville

The Metro Transit Authority is the chief transport body providing service between downtown Nashville and the airport for 7 days in the week. 20 minute Express Trips are there and local services take over 45 minutes. All rides from downtown to the airport cost USD 2. Throughout the day, unlimited ride passes are there for a little over USD 5. There are also circulator buses downtown which provide free rides all 6 days of the week from Monday to Saturday known as Music City Circuit. There is also a Green Circuit which transports passengers between downtown and Gulch and Blue Circuit which serves as a transport network for areas from Schermerhorn Symphony Center to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Music City Central is the transit station downtown located at 400 Charlotte Avenue which can be accessed at nashvillemta.org

Shuttle Services in Nashville

A shuttle service operates every twenty minutes from ground level of the airport and lobbies of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Tickets cost USD 40 per person and children under the age of 4 can travel for free. There is a new rental facility constructed by the Metropolitan Transport Authority which is a short distance from the terminal and is home to 9 rental car brands. 

Taxi and Cab Services in Nashville

 Cabs can be taken from the ground level taxi stand and the city features a flat fee charged service between downtown, airport and the Opryland Resort and Convention Center. For up to 4 riders, cost is around USD 25 for a single taxi. 

Nashville Checker Cab
Address- Taxi Service Largo Dr. Nashville TN
Telephone Number -  16152567000

Yellow Cab Metro Inc
Address -  3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Telephone Number- 16152560101

Green Cab Inc
Address- 2nd Avenue, South, Nashville TN
Telephone Number  - 16154246000

TaxiCab Nashville
Address- Lebanon Pike, Nashville TN
Telephone Number  - 16154207078

OnCabs Nashville
Address -  Church Street, Nashville TN
Telephone Number -  16157249801

ABC Cab Service
Address -  1040, Murfreesboro Road Suite 216
Telephone Number - 16158660000

NashVegas Cab
Address- Nashville TN
Telephone Number - 1 6153323333
Website -  nashvegascab.com/

Volunteer Taxi
Address - Murfreesboro Pike
Telephone Number -  16159557777

AM/PM Taxi
Address- Nashville TN
Telephone Number - 16158287070

Magic Taxi
Address- Plus Park Boulevard, Nashville Tennessee
Telephone Number -  16155005000

Maxi Taxi Services 
Address -  Wildflower Lane, Nashville, TN
Telephone Number -  16155680152

Franklin City Taxi Cab
Telephone Number - 16157900555

Brentwood City Taxi Cab
Address - Nashville, TN
Telephone Number -   16153778000

Williamson County Taxi
Address- Nashville Tennessee
Telephone Number - 16157943000

A1 City Taxi Cab
Address- Nashville, TN
Telephone Number -  16154756666

TennCab  LLC
Address- Nashville, TN
Telephone Number  -  16158888888

United Taxi Cab Company
Address- Old Murfreesboro Road, Nashville TN
Telephone Number - 16152286969

Action Taxi and Car Services
Address- Nashville Tennessee
Telephone Number- 1615545576512

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