Nashville travel guide

Nashville Tourism | Nashville Guide

You're Going to Love Nashville

With a population of 530.852, Nashville is a must-see destination in Tennessee, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Nashville has to offer.

Where to Eat in Nashville

Downtown is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Nashville. These include popular favourites such as the River House – Nashville (313 Demonbreun St), Supper Club - The Twelve Thirty Club (550 Broadway) and Eddie V's - Nashville (590 Broadway). If you’re looking for affordable options, Merchants (401 Broadway) and Kayne Prime (1103 McGavock Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, E3 Chophouse | Nashville (1628 21st Ave S) and Hathorne (4708 Charlotte Pike) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Nashville.

When to visit Nashville

Nashville in January
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nashville in January
Estimated hotel price
$123
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Nashville in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 126 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Nashville, with an average rainfall of 71 mm.

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How to Get to Nashville

Plane

When flying to Nashville, you’ll arrive at Nashville Airport (BNA), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Nashville from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 31h 33m.

Train

The train station in Nashville is called Nashville Greyhound Bus Station, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Nashville, including Amtrak, Tornado Bus and Greyhound. From West Memphis, the bus ride to Nashville takes 295 km and will cost you around $302. From Louisville, the ticket costs about $271 for a journey of 365 km. The most popular bus station is Nashville Tornado Bus Company, located 10 km from the city centre of Nashville. Nashville Murfreesboro Pike is also a commonly used station, and is 16 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Nashville, you’ll arrive at Nashville Airport (BNA), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Nashville from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 31h 33m.

Train

The train station in Nashville is called Nashville Greyhound Bus Station, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Nashville, including Amtrak, Tornado Bus and Greyhound. From West Memphis, the bus ride to Nashville takes 295 km and will cost you around $302. From Louisville, the ticket costs about $271 for a journey of 365 km. The most popular bus station is Nashville Tornado Bus Company, located 10 km from the city centre of Nashville. Nashville Murfreesboro Pike is also a commonly used station, and is 16 km from the city centre.

Airports near Nashville

Airlines serving Nashville

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,674 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,065 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (841 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,569 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,574 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,370 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
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Where to stay in Nashville

From 5-star hotels such as the The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville to great affordable options like the Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville Green Hills, Nashville offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $246 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $706 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Green Hills and Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Nashville, with prices from $113 to $774 per night. East Nashville is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Nashville are about 25% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

South Nashville - In Nashville’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Best Western PLUS Sunrise Inn, Hotel Preston Nashville Airport and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Spence Lane, An IHG Hotel.

The Gulch & North Gulch - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Thompson Nashville, The Westin Nashville and The Union Station Nashville Yards, Autograph Collection. The average nightly price for a double room in The Gulch & North Gulch is $235.

North Nashville - Candlewood Suites - Nashville Metro Center, An IHG Hotel, Springhill Suites Nashville Metrocenter and Millennium Maxwell House Nashville have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in North Nashville will cost you about $182 per night.

South Nashville - In Nashville’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Best Western PLUS Sunrise Inn, Hotel Preston Nashville Airport and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Spence Lane, An IHG Hotel.
The Gulch & North Gulch - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Thompson Nashville, The Westin Nashville and The Union Station Nashville Yards, Autograph Collection. The average nightly price for a double room in The Gulch & North Gulch is $235.
North Nashville - Candlewood Suites - Nashville Metro Center, An IHG Hotel, Springhill Suites Nashville Metrocenter and Millennium Maxwell House Nashville have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in North Nashville will cost you about $182 per night.
Most popular hotel in Nashville by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Nashville

Most booked hotels in Nashville

Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$320+
Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$263+
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$570+
Club Hotel Nashville Inn & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$219+
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Dwtn)
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$227+
Hutton Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$278+

Hiring a car in Nashville

Hiring a car in Nashville costs $99 per day, on average, or $395 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Nashville is the Hertz branch at 1 Terminal Drive, which is 10 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 12% more expensive than at Nashville Intl.

Expect to pay $1.50 per litre in Nashville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.92 and $23.89. The most frequently booked car type in Nashville is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Ford Escape or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Nashville costs $99 per day, on average, or $395 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Nashville is the Hertz branch at 1 Terminal Drive, which is 10 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 12% more expensive than at Nashville Intl.

Expect to pay $1.50 per litre in Nashville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.92 and $23.89. The most frequently booked car type in Nashville is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Ford Escape or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.