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Airports in Nashville

Best Time to Fly to Nashville

Peak Season:

The summer months are packed full of Nashville travelers. From June through September, the streets are full, the hotels are booked and the city is in full swing. This means that Nashville flights and hotel accommodations for summer travel need to be booked in advance or you're likely to pay higher prices.

Off Season:

Winter is low tourist season in Nashville, when the cold creeps in and the city stays indoors. If you don't mind the chilly weather, it's possible to find cheap flights to Nashville during the winter months. 


No matter what the reason is for visiting Tennessee’s capital city, travelers booking flights to Nashville will leave whistling the tunes of mountain music. Home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of gospel music, Nashville continues to croon country sounds from the top of the charts. Whether you’re heading to Nashville for a tour of Music City USA, or you’re an aspiring country artist hoping to break into the industry, a trip to Nashville is your ticket to the big time.

While in Nashville, take a break from banjos and enjoy a bit of the city’s other attractions. Nashville is populated with world-class museums, major-league sports teams, fine dining, and a hot after-hours scene. If all the entertainment is too much, rest and relax in one of the city’s open parks. Whatever your reasons for booking flights to Nashville, there’s much to do and see in the capital of country.

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Nashville climate

Nashville has a moderate climate without major extremes of temperature characterizing its distinct seasons. An ample annual rainfall keeps things green and clean, but there are enough sunny days in between to keep everyone happy. Summers can be very humid, which pushes up the discomfort index even if temperatures do not hit major highs.

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Getting around Nashville

Between the buses and trolleys running through the streets of Nashville, you won’t have trouble getting around without a car. Buses run by the Metropolitan Transit Authority rumble over the streets from 5:30am to midnight every day. The Music Valley Express, bus 34, will take you to Opryland from downtown. Catch the express every 40 minutes between 8:15am and 6:15pm. The Lunch Line is a free trolley route that runs on a loop through the city between Second Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Sightseers might want to catch the trolley leaving the Frist Arts Center on Broadway at noon and 2pm. A two-hour tour will take you around the city’s main attractions. There are also several taxi and car rental companies working in the city, but you really only need a car if you’re getting out of town.

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Nashville Travel Information

  • Don't leave Nashville without a bit of religion...cowboy style. Take in a Sunday morning church service at the Cowboy Church at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville.
  • Venture about an hour outside of Nashville and stop off at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Family Campground. Tour the plantation home and the new Coal Miner's Daughter Museum, both of which are located on the 3,500-acre farm.
  • You can't visit Nashville without taking in a little bit of country music. Start at the legendary Gruhn Guitars shop, the most famous guitar shop in Nashville. Then head over to Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, where country music plays all day long.

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Nashville airports

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    La Guardia to Nashville International:
    2 hr 20 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Nashville International:
    2 hr 49 mins
    Newark Liberty International to Nashville International:
    2 hr 33 mins

    In-flight reading

    Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Memoir

    Walter SullivanWalter Sullivan, an English professor and novelist, details his life in 1920s Nashville, beginning with his father's death three months after Sullivan's birth.

    How Nashville Became Music City, U.S.A

    Michael Kosser A look into the world of artists and executives in Nashville's music world.

    The Grand Ole Opry: The Making of an American Icon

    Colin Escott; Vince Gill History comes to life with statements by Grand Ole Opry producers, sponsors, and stars, and from Escott's interviews.