Flights to Nashville (BNA) overview
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Nashville (BNA)
Aim for the Goldilocks Window
Great deals on airfare can happen at any time, but experience has shown us that there are certain times before a flight when the cost of a plane ticket tends to be at its lowest. For domestic trips, it’s 1-3 months ahead of a flight. For international trips, it’s 2-8 months ahead. We call this sweet spot the Goldilocks Window.
There are exceptions, though, if the trip you’re planning will be during a holiday or peak travel season or if your travel dates are set in stone. In those cases, we suggest adding a few months to the equation. Dreaming of a tropical summer holiday? Plan to book your flights the winter before. Flying home for Christmas? Plan to book those flights in July. And last-minute deals are fairly uncommon—on the contrary, airlines tend to raise fares at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points before a flight, so book before then if at all possible.
Look into flying out of a different airport
Checking the fares for departures from the airport nearest to you is the obvious first step when you’re planning a trip. Just because your home airport is the most convenient, however, doesn’t mean it’s the one with the best deals. We see fabulous fares all the time from unexpected airports (not just the big ones), and the only way you’ll see those is by casting a wider net.
If you’re planning a trip to Nashville from, say, Portland, you might check the prices and figure that $380 roundtrip is the best you can do. But zoom out on the map a bit, and you’ll see that there are roundtrip flights to Nashville from Seattle’s SeaTac airport for less than $230. Savings like that on airfare may make driving a few hours to get to the airport worth your while.
Keep your plans flexible
One of the best ways to save money when you travel is by staying flexible. When you’re locked into flying only on specific days, or you’ll be traveling during the high tourist season, it’s harder to find deals. But if you can be flexible with the season you travel or your specific travel dates, you stand a much better chance of finding lower prices on airfare.
When summer is the only time your whole family can travel, though, try looking at fares at the beginning (first couple of weeks of June) and the end (last couple of weeks of August) for slightly lower prices. And, no matter when you fly, try to avoid the days when it’s typically more expensive (Fridays and Sundays) and aim for the days when it tends to be a little cheaper (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays).
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Nashville International Airport is an operating base for both Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines, among a total of 22 airlines that serve the airport. There are 95 airports around the US with direct service to Nashville.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Nashville (BNA)
What is the airport code for Nashville International Airport?
The airport code for Nashville International Airport is BNA.
When is high season in Nashville?
Nashville’s peak tourist season is the summer, as is the case with many destinations. The months of June-August can be hot, with highs of 100F or above, but it’s also when some of the city’s big events take place—namely the Country Music Association Fest (June) and Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman (June-July).
When is the best time to visit Nashville?
Weather-wise, many argue that the best months in Nashville are April-May and September-October. Though these shoulder seasons usually see milder temperatures, it’s still important to keep an eye on the forecast—Nashville’s weather is notorious for its mood swings. There’s plenty to do during these spring and fall months, including the packed calendar of events during “Awesome April,” the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon, and the Americana Music Festival.
Does Nashville International Airport have its own on-site hotel?
There is not a hotel inside or attached to Nashville’s airport, but there are several hotels representing all the major hotel brands surrounding the airport property. Each of these has a hotel shuttle service from the terminal.
What lounges are available at Nashville International Airport?
Three of the concourses at BNA have lounges in them. Concourse A and the International Concourse do not.
Concourse B There is a Delta Sky Club near B3. The lounge was enlarged and renovated in 2020 and offers seasonal and freshly prepared meals, premium bar service, and free WiFi. Sky Club members, Delta’s and Air France’s first-class or business-class ticketholders, SkyMiles Reserve cardholders, and AmEx Platinum cardholders with a Delta boarding pass get free entry.
Concourse C There is an American Airlines Admirals Club near C15. It offers a selection of food and drinks, a full-service bar, and free WiFi. Admirals Club members, American Airlines travelers flying first or business class, Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard cardholders with an AA boarding pass, ConciergeKey members with an AA boarding pass, and AirPass members with Admirals Club privileges get free entry. Day passes are available for $59.
Concourse D There is a Minute Suites located near D3. Travelers can book one of the five private suites, each of which has a daybed, workstation with free WiFi, and bathroom with a shower. Rates start at $48 for one hour.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to Nashville International Airport?
The rules about bringing animals into Tennessee vary depending on the type of animal and where you’re coming from. For dogs and cats coming from another state for a stay of 15 days or more, for instance, you’ll need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and proof that your pet is current on their rabies vaccinations. For additional details and information on traveling to Nashville with any other kind of animal, visit the Tennessee Department of Agriculture website. And be sure you also check with the airline you’re flying—every airline has its own rules about flying with animals.
Once you’re in the Nashville airport, there are three pet relief areas—one in the D Concourse near D2 (inside security) and two in the main terminal building (outside security). There’s also a sizable dog park outside security near Terminal Garage 1.
How far is Nashville International Airport to Nashville?
Downtown Nashville is about 10 miles from Nashville’s airport by car via the most popular routes.
What are the transportation options for getting from Nashville International Airport to Nashville?
By taxi or rideshare: Nashville isn’t far from the airport, and if traffic is light, the 10-mile trip can be less than 20 minutes. There’s a flat rate of $30 for taxis from the airport into downtown Nashville or the Gaylord Opryland Resort area. Otherwise, taxi fares from the airport start at $9 and vary quite a bit depending on where in the city you’re going. Rideshare trips take about the same time that a taxi trip does and cost about $35-45 on average (depending on traffic and demand).
By public transportation: Nashville’s Route 18 WeGo buses connect the airport with downtown Nashville for $2. The trips take between 20-45 minutes, depending on traffic and whether it’s an express bus or one that makes stops en route.
How long is the flight to Nashville?
Flight times to Nashville depend a great deal on your starting point. From the Northeast, you can expect flights to Nashville to be about 2.5 hours. From the Southeast, it’s about one hour. From the Midwest, it’s about 1.5 hours. From the Southwest, it’s about 3.5 hours. And from the West Coast, you can expect a flight time of about 4.5 hours.
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