Getting Around Nashville

While Nashville is constantly buzzing with traffic to and from the universities, shopping and downtown, not everybody who comes to visit drives here. If you’re planning a stay and need to rely on public transportation, you’re in luck. Music City is fairly simple to negotiate even if you don’t have a car and GPS at your disposal. Getting in and out requires mere some money for fare and access to the right schedules.

Coming into Nashville

Music City welcomes visitors via different mass transit options:

  • Nashville International Airport sees an average of 10 million passengers arriving and departing annually
  • Greyhound has a Nashville station, where visitors from all over the US may travel in by bus
  • The Tornado Bus Company offers service to select cities in the US and Mexico, including Nashville

Once you’ve arrived, you have the option of utilizing Nashville’s reliable mass transit or hiring a cab or livery service:

  • The Nashville MTA offers bus service to all major points around town, including the universities, shopping districts, and downtown. You can download maps and schedules from their website or call 615-862-5969
  • A1 Action Taxi Services (615-545-5765) offers taxi, limo, and airport shuttle service.
  • Metro Livery (866-748-2227) hires out luxury towncars, shuttles, and limos anywhere you want to go.
  • Allied Cab (615-883-2323) accepts reservations online, and their recognizable white cars may be seen at the airport and bus stations.
  • American Music City Taxi (615-865-4100) is available 24-hours a day and offers minivan service for larger parties.

Most cab and shuttle companies in town accept credits and advance reservations, be sure to call ahead for confirmation. However you plan to arrive, know that with Music City’s many options for transit you’ll never end up stranded.