Car Rental at Nashville International Airport

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

Nashville International Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$70.76 per day
Nashville International Airport
Compact SUV
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$75.08 per day
Nashville International Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$78.48 per day
Nashville International Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$79.81 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Nashville International Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$81.12 per day
Nashville International Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$113.88 per day
Nashville International Airport
Premium Elite SUV
Audi Q5 or similar
Audi Q5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$107.28 per day
Nashville International Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Audi Q3 or similar
Audi Q3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$113.07 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:04 on 2024-07-15. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$90 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
56 - 112 km/h or 35 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gas price
$0.87 per liter or $3.29 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.74 per liter or $2.80 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.03 per liter or $3.90 per gallon
Nashville International Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital of both the state of Tennessee locally and country music globally, Nashville is a fascinating place to visit. Many of its landmarks are connected to the most American genre of music, but even if you don’t care for the country, the city still has plenty going on for you to have a memorable trip. These are three of Nashville’s most interesting attractions:

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The number one Nashvillian landmark, the hall of fame will be a highlight of any trip to the city. In addition to the photographs, films, and records that are on display, it also frequently hosts live performances and other public events. Located in a centrally located, purpose-built structure, it resembles a giant bass clef if seen from the air. Visit its official website to purchase tickets and learn more. Related landmarks include the Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, and National Museum of African American Music.
  • Buchanan's Station. A former bunkhouse and way station dating back to the 1780s, the Buchanan’s is one of the most notable historical landmarks in all of Tennessee. Located at an intersection of an old indigenous route and a buffalo trail, it played an important role in the Cherokee–American wars. The station is located about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of downtown and can be reached by car in about 15 minutes.
  • Parthenon. Located in the popular Centennial Park that’s just west of the city center, this impressive structure is one of the very few full-size replicas of the original Athenian Parthenon anywhere in the world. Owing to Nashville’s nickname, Athens of the South, it was built for the Centennial Exhibition that took place in 1897. A beloved landmark to this day, it now hosts a small, but interesting art museum that has works by many notable Tennesseans and other American artists. 

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

  • Convertibles - from $200 per day
  • Large cars - from $73 per day
  • Medium cars - from $74 per day
  • Vans - from $126 per day
  • Premium cars - from $88 per day
  • Small cars - from $74 per day
  • SUVs - from $71 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.
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Airport info

Rating
8.0
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 9.0
  • Terminal facilities 8.0
  • Wi-Fi 7.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.6
  • Lounge 7.6

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

  • IATA: BNA
  • ICAO: KBNA
  • Name: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Nashville International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Nashville International Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Nashville International Airport
$48.94
January
$49.19
February
$57.63
March
$58.52
April
$59.42
May
$51.08
June
$53.84
July
$40.57
August
$49.13
September
$57.53
October
$65.41
November
$56.03
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Nashville International Airport is August — when rental costs average $40.57 per day. This is 25% cheaper than the yearly average and 38% cheaper than renting a car in November (when prices average $65.41 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Nashville International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 9 days, while in July, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Nashville International Airport
5
January
5
February
9
March
7
April
5
May
6
June
4
July
8
August
5
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Nashville International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Nashville International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in August, while they are least likely to rent in in February.
Monthly searches at Nashville International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
50%
January
33%
February
61%
March
106%
April
83%
May
122%
June
194%
July
200%
August
128%
September
72%
October
72%
November
78%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Premium cars
Lowest price $71 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Mazda CX-5 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Alamo Ford F-150 4 4 Premium cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium 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

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United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
September 13, 2023
I was in town for a wedding in Lewisburg Tennessee. We did stay one night in Nashville. Went to Broadway.
United States of America (USA)
Mazda 3
July 4, 2023
Nashville is a great place.
United States of America (USA)
VW Jetta
February 20, 2020
Find a place to fill up gas several exits before airport as there’s nowhere at airport exit
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.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Thrifty
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Dollar
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$89.93
Lowest daily price
$70.76
Total cars available
574

Top 10 suppliers at Nashville International Airport in 2024

Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
+18772830898
1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, United States
$73 - $111
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
Alamo
Very good 8.1 / 6 reviews
8443702402
1 TERMINAL DR,
$71 - $228
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+16152752600
1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+18338982148
1 TERMINAL DR, NASHVILLE, 37214
$77 - $231
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+16153660822
1 Terminal Drive
$88 - $181
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.7
+18443702403
1 TERMINAL DR,
$75 - $238
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 1 review
+16153611212
1 Terminal Drive
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Good 7.5
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
Good 7.5
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
Dollar
Good 7.3 / 20 reviews
8664342226
1 Terminal Lane
$75 - $110
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
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