Getting to Nashville

Getting to Nashville has never been easier. The downtown is uniquely positioned at the convergence of three major interstates, and the Nashville International Airport (BNA) is served by all major airlines with nearly 400 daily arrivals and departures.


40% of the US population lives within 600 miles of Nashville. The I-65 connects the city with Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago to the north and Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile to the south. Nashville is bisected by I-40, an east-west freeway that also passes through cities that include Asheville, Knoxville, Memphis, Little Rock and Oklahoma City. The I-24 crosses the city from the northwest to the southeast, providing convenient travel from St. Louis, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

Once you arrive in Nashville, there are more than 28,000 parking spaces available. Visit for more information.


The Nashville International Airport (BNA) is served by all major airlines with nearly 400 daily arrivals and departures. Flights are available to 75 nonstop markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Washington DC.

Fly on United Airlines, the official PLA 2020 airline, and save from 2% to 10% on select fares on United and its partner airlines.*

  • Visit and enter ZHJ4792958 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount. MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel.
  • Or contact Gant Travel, official travel office for PLA 2020, by phone at 877-786-0957 or 224-205-7189, or by email at, Monday–Friday 7:30 AM–6:00 PM Central.
  • You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122, Monday–Friday 7:00 AM–9:00 PM Central and Saturday–Sunday 7:00 AM–5:00 PM Central. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

*United offers discounts from 2% up to 10% off applicable fares. Discounts apply on United Airlines and flights operated by United or other airlines branded United Express, Lufthansa, and All Nippon Airways. Applicable restrictions apply.

The Nashville International Airport is conveniently located less than 10 miles from downtown. If you rented a car and are driving from the airport, take I-40 West.

Taxi and rideshare services are available for pickup at the Ground Transportation Center, located on Level 1 in the Terminal Garage. Signs will direct you.

ALA Members save on car rentals with Dollar Rent A Car, Hertz, and Thrifty through the ALA Member Value Programs (MVP). Visit the MVP page for more information.

The Metro Transit Authority route 18 Airport/Elm Hill Pike bus will take you from the airport to downtown for under $2.00. Visit for bus maps and schedules.