Car Rental at Nashville International Airport

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Nashville International Airport, Nashville, USA - Tennessee
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$57.89 per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$61.85 per day
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$80.36 per day
Full-size
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio or similar
Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cabrio
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$96.70 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$175.54 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$91.53 / per day
Premium
Buick Regal or similar
Buick Regal
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$91.53 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$186.76 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$105.27 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.0
Nashville International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves the capital of Tenessee along with the rest of the central part of the state. The airport has connections with cities across the United States in addition to London. 

Nashville is perhaps best known as the unofficial capital of country music. Most country record labels are located in the city. The world-famous Grand Ole Opry is located in the city and seeing a show at it is one of the highlights of any trip to the city. Of course, there is a lot more to visit in Central Tennessee. One of the most popular and famous attractions is the Jack Daniels Distillery located in Lynchburg, just an hour and a half drive south of Nashville. You can tour the distillery and even though it is located in a dry county, sample the whiskey. The only reasonable way to reach it is with your own car. 

The city is also home to many large companies and many transiting through the airport will be traveling for business rea

Top international routes

  • London-Heathrow
  • Toronto-Pearson
  • Cancun

Main airlines

Southwest carries about half of the passengers at Nashville Airport. The airline serves destinations across the United States in addition to Cancun.

Delta is the next most popular airline at the airport. Its most popular route is to its main hub in Atlanta from which passengers can transfer to Delta flights to countless destinations.

American is the third most popular airline serving Nashville. Its most popular route is between the city and Dallas/Fort Worth, its main hub.

Other low-cost airlines besides Southwest serving the airport are Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit. Spirit is currently in the process of adding routes, with service on at least four new routes scheduled to begin in 2020.

Terminals

The single terminal at Nashville International is called the Robert C. H. Matthews Jr. Terminal. The terminal has three concourses with a total of 42 gates, though a fourth concourse is set to open in 2020 with six more gates. The terminal has three levels: a ground transportation level, a level for arrivals which includes baggage claim, and a level for ticketing and departures.

Air Canada, United, and Spirit use Concourse A. American and Southwest use Concourse C. All other airlines operate from Concourse B.

Location

The airport is roughly 8 miles east of downtown Nashville. To reach downtown, just take I-40. BNA also serves the wider area of central Tenessee. For example, Murfreesboro is just 30 miles from the airport along I-24. Further destinations in southern Kentucky and northern Alabama are also within a couple hours’ drive from the airport.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $106 per day
  • Medium cars - from $81 per day
  • Vans - from $190 per day
  • Premium cars - from $101 per day
  • Small cars - from $81 per day
  • SUVs - from $113 per day

Car rental desks

The car rental desks for all of the rental companies serving the airport are located in the ground transportation center which is one level below baggage claim. BNA has a consolidated car rental facility just across from the terminal. Once you receive your rental agreement and keys, proceed to it to pick up your vehicle. It is about 100 yards from the terminal and there are moving walkways to assist you in the journey. You will also return the vehicle to the rental car facility when returning to the airport.

Services and facilities

Nashville International is medium size airport and has all of the services and amenities one would expect of such.

With Nashville being a city known for music, the airport organizes live music yea-round to greet travelers. Almost every weekday there are live performances of local musicians. The airport also brings art to the airport. There are constantly different exhibitions that passengers can take in while waiting for their flight.

If you want to relax, there is an American Airlines Admirals Club in Concourse C and a Delt Sky Club in Concourse B. And while there is no hotel at the airport, there is a cluster of them located just north of I-40.

Finally, no traveler will go hungry or thirsty. There are dining options in all terminals and in a food court of sorts between Concourses B and C. in addition to typical fast-food chains, the airport offers local Nashville favorites including Tenessee Brew Works and Yazoo Brewery. The airport plans to add even more local options starting in 2020.

Nearest gas station

Filling up before returning a rental car to Nashville Airport is more difficult than at other airports. There are gas stations just north of I-40 along Donelson Pike. If traveling from the east, these are very convenient. However, if traveling from the west, they are difficult to reach as you can only exit I-40 to the south. A better alternative is to exit I-40 at Briley Parkway heading south (exit 215A) where you’ll find a Phillips 66 station. From there, you could get back to I-40 and the rental return area of the airport is just 2.6 miles away.

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.2
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 5.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 3.2

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

  • IATA: BNA
  • ICAO: KBNA
  • Name: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 14,134,448
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 4 Locations near Nashville International Airport

  1. 190.3 km / 118.3 miles away
  2. 262.6 km / 163.2 miles away
  3. 314.7 km / 195.5 miles away
  4. 393.6 km / 244.6 miles away

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Nashville International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Nashville International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Nashville International Airport
$37.84
January
$38.89
February
March
$27.33
April
$33.63
May
$45.19
June
$95.64
July
August
$29.17
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Nashville International Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $27.33. You can see that this is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $95.64 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Nashville International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 11 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
4
January
4
February
5
March
6
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
8
September
7
October
10
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Nashville International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Nashville International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
92%
January
73%
February
87%
March
101%
April
116%
May
125%
June
129%
July
115%
August
89%
September
104%
October
90%
November
78%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Nissan Pathfinder 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Chevrolet Colorado 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Ford F-150 4 4 Premium cars

FAQ

Are there toll roads in Tennessee?
No, there are no toll roads in Tennessee. There's no need to worry about having a transponder or how to pay for tolls.
Can I take a car rented in Nashville to other states?
Yes, you can usually take a rental car to neighboring states like Kentucky or North Carolina.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Tennessee?
You have to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Tennessee. If you are under 25, expect to have to be charged an additional Young Driver's Fee.
Where do I return my rental car at Nashville Airport?
You need to return your car at the consolidated car rental center where you picked it up from. You can then walk across the pedestrian bridge to reach the terminal.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Malta
Nissan Versa
August 26, 2019
The Nashville airport is currently under construction but the rental car area is a close walk and carts are available for $5 really near the garage if you need them.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.66 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.33 / 10
Total number of reviews
1
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$105.27
Lowest daily price
$32.60
Total cars available
86

Top 10 Suppliers at Nashville International Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
8443702402
1 TERMINAL DR,
$79 - $213
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8338982148
1 TERMINAL DR
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.6 / 5 reviews
8772830898
1 Terminal Drive
$62 - $148
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
6152752600
1 Terminal Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5
+18443702403
1 TERMINAL DR,
$90 - $224
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+16153660822
1 Terminal Drive
$99 - $179
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Dollar
Excellent 8.5 / 4 reviews
8664342226
1 Terminal Lane
$58 - $60
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.4
8007775500
One Terminal Drive, Suite 405
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
6152752961
1 Terminal Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+16153611212
1 Terminal Drive
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
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