Wordtravels

Wordtravels

Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Overview

Formerly known as Berry Field Nashville Airport (hence the IATA code BNA), Nashville International Airport is located eight miles (13km) southeast of central Nashville. Tennessee's busiest airport, it processes more than nine million passengers each year.

The airport was recently renovated, and now comprises the massive Robert C. H. Mathews Jr. Terminal, with four concourses and 47 gates. Nashville International Airport is an efficient facility with friendly service and smooth processing experiences, although like any airport it can be busy with long queues in the peak holiday season.

Flights to Nashville International Airport come in from all over North America, including Toronto, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Seattle and Cancun.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) southeast of downtown Nashville.

Getting to the city

The Grayline runs shuttles from the airport every 15 minutes to downtown and west end hotels between 4:30am and 11pm for a rate of $14. Bookings must be made a day in advance. The Nashville Tranit Authority has bus service from the airport to the downtown transit station; it operates roughly once an hour from 5:45am to 11:40pm on weekdays, and from 6:50am to 10:40pm on weekends and holidays.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 615 275 1675.

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at Nashville International Airport include Advantage, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport, however it is advisable to book a taxi in advance. There is a flat rate of $25 to downtown Nashville and the Opryland Hotel area.

Facilities

There are extensive facilities at the airport including a bank, ATMs and postal services. There are numerous restaurants, from grab-and-go foods to fine dining, as well as several shops. The airport also has art exhibitions and live music performances on the ticketing level, a children's play area, a meditation area and a massage bar, where professional massage therapists offer seated chair massages. Smoking is permitted in designated lounges located on A, B and C Concourses and outside the terminal building on all three levels. A business centre, in front of the C/D Checkpoint at Wright Travel, offers fax, photocopy and internet services. There are good facilities for the disabled; those with special requirements should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Short-term parking is free for the first 20 minutes, and $3 per hour up to a daily rate of $19. Long-term Lot A is $3 per hour with a dialy rate of $14, and Lot B and Economy charges $9 per day. The short-term lot is within walking distance of the terminal, while the other lots offer free shuttle services.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.flynashville.com

Airlines

Flights to Nashville International Airport are available via Air Canada, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways.

Internet

Wifi is available for a fee of $7.95 per day; there is also a wifi hotspot in the food court which offers free access for 20 minutes.

Business Lounges

The Wright Brothers Business Center has fax and copying services as well as secretarial support. Meeting and conference facilities are available in nearby hotels.


Nashville International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.