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Metropolitan Airport Nashville Information
Nashville Airport (BNA) is a major airport within two hours flight, or one day's drive, of more than half of the population of the USA. Nashville International Airport handles thousands of domestic commercial flights every year to and from Nashville, and some international flights. The city of Nashville, Tennessee is famous for country music and housing both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, is also a center for manufacturing, finance and insurance.
Nashville's position on the river, road and rail network complements the cargo element of BNA operations. Nashville International Airport's traffic load has been projected to double over the first decade of the twenty first century.
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Metropolitan Airport Nashville Terminal Information
The main terminal at Nashville International Airport consists of three levels. Ground transportation is on level one, baggage claim areas, airport information and hotel information is on level two and ticket counters, restaurants, shops, airline gates and concourses A, B, C and D on level three. Concourse A serves AirCanada (Jazz), Continental Airlines, Continental Airlines Express, United Express Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Independence Air. Concourse B serves Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Delta Airlines, Delta Airlines Express, Northwest Airlines, SkyWest, US Airways and US Airways Express. Concourse C serves American Airlines, American Eagle, Corporate Airlines, Skyway Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
The facilities on offer at the Nashville International Airport include ATMs, foreign exchange services, Information Centers, restaurants, lounges, newspaper stands, gift shops and mail boxes. The physically challenged passengers are provided with elevators on all three levels, TDDs, parking facilities and wheelchair accessible shuttle services.
Business facilities available at the Nashville International Airport include a Business Center located on the Ticketing Level near escalator in front of the C / D Checkpoint at Wright Travel. Faxing and photocopying services are available at the Business Center.
Eight car rental firms including Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty, operate from the Nashville International Airport at present. Ample parking space including short term parking, long term parking, economy parking, waiting area, valet parking and overflow parking are provided for the visitors.
Many gift shops such as The Grand Ole Opry, Paradies Gift Shops, Gift Connection and PGA Tour Shop are located in the concourses in level three.
Restaurants and Bars
Many restaurants, coffee shops and ice cream parlors such as Capitol Hill Grille, Andrew Jackson's Tavern, Whitt's Barbecue, Breyers Ice Cream, Coffee Beanery, Pasta Pizzazz and Miami Subs are located throughout the entire level three.
Fax and Photocopying
A coin-operated copy machine is available 24 hours a day at Wright Travel Business Center. An attended Fax machine is available from Monday to Friday from 5:30 am - 9:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Wright Travel Business Center, located on the Ticketing Level.
Mail boxes are available on Baggage and Ticketing Levels between escalators and on Ground Transportation Level at terminal entrance.
Currency Exchange and ATMs
Foreign Exchange Desks
SunTrust Bank, near A / B Concourse and at the Wright Travel Business Center near C / D Concourse provide currency exchange services.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
ATMS are located on the Ticketing Level by Wright Travel and SunTrust Bank. Two ATMs are located on the Ground Transportation Level, behind the escalators.
Extra Traveler Facilities
Lounges are located on A, B and C Concourses. The Bull Pen / Stadium Club is located on Concourse C, at Gate C-20. It features non-smoking and smoking lounge areas. The vending court featuring a spacious lounge is located prior to the A and B security checkpoint adjacent to the SunTrust Bank.
Welcome Center on Baggage Level offers information for the passengers. The Opryland Desk is located on the Ground Transportation Level behind the escalator.
Contact Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) by dialing 1703 on beige courtesy phones in the terminal. EMTs are on duty 24 hours.
(see Nashville International Airport Parking)
Elevators are located in all three levels of the terminal.
Shuttles to and from the terminal to the parking lots are equipped with wheelchair lifts
Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) and the hard of hearing are located on Baggage Level on the end wall nearest American baggage belts; Ticketing Level left of the third entrance door and across from Southwest ticket counter; Concourse A; Concourse B before Gate 6; Concourse C to the left of C-10; across the D-8 side wall; side wall by baggage claim.
Metropolitan Airport Nashville Airline Information
Nashville International Airport BNA is served by numerous US domestic carriers and some international airlines. Airlines will usually board from their designated areas. The following table shows standard boarding areas and USA telephone numbers for the airlines.
At present Nashville International Airport BNA is served by eight car rental firms. Alamo and National car parks are located at the South Rental Car Parking Lot, Avis, Budget and Hertz car parks are located at the Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot and Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty car parks are located at the North Rental Car Parking Lot. Rental car counters are located on the Ground Transportation Level.
Metropolitan Airport Nashville Car Parking
Airport Car Parking
Nashville International Airport offers ample parking facilities for their patrons. Short term parking, long term parking, economy parking, waiting area, valet parking and overflow parking is available at the airport premises. Contact Central Parking on +1 615 275 1045 for further information.
Short Term Parking
Two levels of parking space are available for public parking in the short term parking garage situated opposite the terminal facility.
Long Term and Economy Parking
The long term parking lot is served by a shuttle to and from the terminal facility, at most times of day.
A valet parking service operates from the Ground Transportation Level. Vehicles are stored in an uncovered lot. 500 spaces in three storage lots are available. Passengers' vehicles are returned to the same valet area at the ground level upon receipt of claim ticket.
The Overflow Parking Lot is only open during seasons of increased air travel. Complimentary transportation between the overflow lot and the terminal is available at specific times of the day.
This area is specially designed for the drivers who are waiting to pickup passengers. Follow blue and white signs to the Waiting Area. The vehicles must be attended at all times when in the waiting area.
Parking for the Physically Disabled
Spaces for the physically disabled are available in all parking lots for vehicles with proper identification. All airport operated shuttle buses in the long term and economy lots are equipped with wheelchair lifts for passenger assistance.
Nashville International Airport BNA is served directly by shuttle, bus, limousine and taxi. Public transportation is also available for travel both to and from the airport.
The following companies offer taxi cab services: Allied Cab, Diamond Cab, Kennedy Cab, Nashville Cab, United Cab, Checker Cab, Rivergate / Amercian Cab, Music City Cab, and Yellow Cab.
Buses and Shuttles
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) runs two bus routes serving the airport. Route 18 to downtown Nashville and route 11 to Opry Mills and Oaks Mall. Tickets may be obtained at the Welcome Center on the baggage claim level. Anytime Shuttle, Greyhound, Chattanooga Coach, LLC, Express Shuttle, Gray Line Airport Express and K-Town Shuttle are the other shuttles that provide transport between the airport and other nearby cities.
20 limousine companies service the airport currently. Some of the companies are Basic Black Limousine Service, Brentwood Limousines, Cookeville Limousine, Economy Class Limousine and For Stars Limousine.
Hotels provide shuttle service to their respective guests. The phone boards are located on baggage claim level.
Missing baggage: For lost and found items, please call +1 615 275 1674 or +1 615 275 1675. Items are kept for 30 days from the date the item was found.
Help for stranded travelers: Passengers can visit the Welcome Center on Baggage Level for more information.
Metropolitan Airport Nashville Extra Facilities
Metropolitan Airport Nashville Maps and Directions
Nashville International Airport Map
Nashville Area Map
Maps and Directions
From downtown Nashville and points west:
Proceed along Interstate 40 East to exit 216A
From the south:
Proceed along Interstate 24 West to Interstate 40 East to exit 216A or take Interstate 65 North to Interstate 440 East to Interstate 40 East to exit 216A
From the north:
Proceed along Interstate 65 South to Interstate 40 East to exit 216A or Interstate 24 East to Interstate 65 South to Interstate 40 East to exit 216A
From the east:
Proceed along Interstate 40 West to Donelson Pike South to Exit 216 and turn left
Longitude:86° 41' 0" W Latitude:36° 8' 0" N
ADDRESS Nashville International Airport
One Terminal Drive
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 615 275 1600
Fax: 615 275 1784
Time Zone: GMT - 6 (GMT - 5 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 13km (8 miles) southeast of Nashville
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From central Nashville, take the I-40 east to the airport and then take exit 216A. From the south, the I-24 west links to I-40; from the north, the I-65 south links to the I-40, and from the east the I-40 west leads to the Donelson Pike south to exit 216 for the airport.
CAR PARKING Short-, long-term and economy parking is available; the short-term car park is located directly in front of the terminal. There is a courtesy shuttle service to/from long-term and economy parking.
CAR HIRE Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented, with desks on the ground transportation level; pick-up is conveniently located next to the terminal building.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Taxi: Taxis leave from just outside the passenger terminal. Bus: Buses, limousines and hotel/motel shuttles can be found on the ground transportation level, outside the terminal. The Downtown Airport Express Shuttle plies a route between the airport and downtown Nashville, with pick-up outside the baggage reclaim area. Bus route information is available at the customer service booth.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS The Airport Welcome Center (tel: 615 275 1674/75) is located on the baggage reclaim level of the passenger terminal. Beige courtesy telephones located throughout the terminal can be used to contact the centre for information and assistance.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: ATMs, bureau de change and bank facilities are all available. Eating and drinking: There are speciality restaurants, snack bars, cafés, coffee shops, an ice cream bar, fine dining room and grill room. Shopping: There are gift shops, a PGA tour shop and newsagents. Luggage: Trolleys are available 24 hours from locations throughout the terminal, for a fee. Other facilities: There is a children’s play area and a meditation room.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES The Wright Travel Business Center (tel: 615 275 2660) is located on the ticketing level of the passenger terminal near concourses C-D; facilities include fax, photocopier, notary service, bureau de change and travel agency services. Parcel delivery services are available across from the Airport Welcome Center on the baggage reclaim level.
DISABLED FACILITIES The airport is physically accessible to disabled passengers, with lifts connecting all floors. Travellers should notify their airline in advance if they require assistance to/from the aircraft. TDD phones are available throughout the airport. Disabled parking spaces area available on the front rows of each section of lots in the short-term car par; courtesy shuttles from the long-term and economy car parks are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
AIRPORT HOTELS Nearby hotels include the Nashville Airport Marriott (tel: 615 889 9300), Residence Inn Nashville Airport (tel: 615 889 8600), Hampton Inn & Suites (tel: 615 885 4242), Holiday Inn Express (tel: 615 883 1366) and the Wyndham Nashville Airport (tel: 615 889 9090), all a five-minute drive from the airport, as well as the Sheraton Music City (tel: 615 885 2200), which is a ten-minute drive. Hotel/motel call boards with courtesy telephones are located on the baggage reclaim level.