Nashville Airport Car Rental

Nashville Airport Basics.....

Opening in 1937 on a 340 acre tract, Nashville International Airport (BNA) now covers well over 4,000 acres. Today, it is recognized as one of the world’s most customer-friendly airports.  Nearly 10 million passengers pass through the airport yearly on business or pleasure trips to the Music City area. Downtown Nashville is a short 8 miles from BNA making rental cars a viable option for businessmen and tourists.  Some of the major airlines serving BNA include, Delta, and  American.


Frontier, Continental, Southwest and US Airways. These and the other airlines at BNA service 66 markets with 46 nonstop.  Presently, with 45 gates and 366 daily flights, Nashville Airport continues to grow and renovate. Construction on a more than 1.2 million square foot consolidated rental car facility began in February 2010 and is scheduled for opening in November.

Nashville Airport Car Rental.....

The nationally known rental car agencies now in operation at the airport include Avis, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Budget. They are conveniently located on the Ground Transportation Level and the cars are located in a covered area adjacent to the terminal.

Getting out of the airport is fairly easy.  You will exit out on Terminal Rd and stay on it until you merge West into I-40.  The city of Nashville will be about 10 miles from the airport.

When bringing back the rental car to the airport facility, you will travel East on I-40, past the Briley Parkway.  Take the Exit 216A to the facility.  Overhead signage will direct you to the appropriate car rental return area.  

If you're looking to fill up your vehicle's gas tank before returning your car, you're better off filling up in Nashville.  There are no great options right next to the airport.  Since the city of Nashville is only 10 miles from the airport, that's probably close enough to count as full.

Airport Amenities.....

The spacious 900,000 square foot terminal is also home to great food and fabulous retail vendors. With just a short stroll down any concourse, you can find whatever you are hungry for. Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Whitt’s Barbecue, Baja Burrito and the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen are just a few of the choices for a starving traveler.

SW Concourse2

Shopping is also a pleasure at BNA. Besides the regular news and bookstores, you will find such interesting and unique shops as Nashville Star, Godiva Chocolates, Boswell’s Music City, and In Celebration of Golf just to name a few.

Personal services are also available. Feel free to indulge in a massage or manicure between flights. Get a great shoe shine. Nashville Airport even has a medical clinic and wellness store. The clinic provides primary care, illness care and medical symptom treatment. Over the counter medicines and an in- store pharmacy are available. BNA seems to have it all. Everything a weary traveler would need. That is undoubtedly why in 2009, BNA was awarded the Airport with the Best Customer Service, Airport with the Most Unique Services, and the Best Concessions Management team; all in the medium airport division.
Outside the airport you will discover many of Tennessee’s major tourist attractions are right in Nashville. Driving in the area is easy and it is recommended you take in as many sights as you can while in the area. The Grand Ole Opry has regular performances with some of the best known country stars around while the Nashville Symphony performs both classical and contemporary music. The Nashville Zoo offers a fun atmosphere for a family oriented outing and the General Jackson.


Showboat cruise will transport you back to 19th century Tennessee. It is all fun. Rent a car and see it all.

Car Rental Driving Distances.....

As mentioned earlier, the airport is not far from the city of Nashville.  For those folks who would like to know how far it is to other areas, we have listed some.  We also included the driving distance to those areas.  All distances are estimates.  

We generally recommend that you reserve a GPS when booking your car rental - especially for those wanting exact driving distances.  All distances are from the Nashville Airport.

Belle Meade Plantation, 15 Miles
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art, 16 Miles
Grand Ole Opry, Opryland Drive, Nashville, 8 Miles.
General Jackson Showboat, 7 Miles.
Murfreesboro, TN 27 Miles
Knoxville, TN 173 Miles.
Bowling Green, KY 72 Miles
Franklin, TN 23 Miles.
Memphis, TN 220 Miles.

Types of Rental Cars Available at the Nashville Airport.....

Just about any and all types of cars are available at the Nashville International.  SUV's, Economy Cars, Luxury Cars and just plain 'ole cars are available here.  Use our booking engine to find the best values on each type, and thank you for booking your
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