Nashville, also known as ‘Music City’, is best known for its lively music scene. Country music is king here, and fans will find the world’s most famous country music venues in the city. If you visit during the spring, March – May, moderate temperatures ranging between 40 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit are comfortable enough for dancing in the streets. Summer is high season, and the warm temperatures bring flocks of tourists, along with higher prices for flights and accommodation, so be sure to book well in advance. September – November may be a good time to plan your visit to Nashville, with temperatures around 45 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Frequent rain and wind keeps the crowds at home, but there’s still plenty to keep you entertained. Winter months from December – February are even quieter, and you may have to deal with snowy conditions, but you can find deals on hotels and flights, except during the holiday season in late December.
The cheapest month to fly to Nashville from United States is in August. Flight prices, which tend to average around $131, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel to Nashville during the month of August, then flying in July is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $176.
The ideal time to book your flight to Nashville is 31 days in advance when prices tend to average $219. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Nashville for as low as $54.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Nashville from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was $215. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. When flying out on a Friday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Nashville for around $285.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Nashville is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as $247. Flights in the morning are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $266.
If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Nashville for October. Parks like Centennial Park are popular hot spots in those months.
The best time to plan to fly to Nashville to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, April or May seems like the best time of year to plan your visit.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Nashville. Entry restrictions
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.Entry requirements
Starting on January 26, all travelers (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have an evidence of having contracted and recovered from COVID-19 prior to boarding the plane. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.Quarantine requirements
Travelers returning to the US are advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people and consider getting tested for COVID-19 after returning from travel and participated in higher risk activities.All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.If you are planning to travel to Nashville at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
Several airlines offer direct flights to Nashville. You can choose from Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Contour Airlines, Delta, jetBlue, Boutique Air, American Airlines, Virgin America, United, and Frontier Airlines.
The airport is about 9 miles east of Downtown Nashville, and you have several options for travel from the airport into the city.
MTA Express Bus 18 will take you from the airport to the city center in around 20 – 25 minutes. A one-way fare is $1.70 USD. On weekdays, this bus drops off passengers at Music City Central station on 5th Avenue just north of Charlotte Avenue.
Shuttles and Taxis
Several shuttle services and cab companies offer rides to the city center from BNA. Shuttles must be pre-booked, and will pick you up on level 1 outside of the main terminal. You may also hail a cab here, and travel to Downtown Nashville in about 14 minutes for a cost of $22.00 USD – $27.00 USD.
All the major rental car companies are located in the rental car facility, which is just a short distance from the terminal. You can get there on covered, moving walkways.
It is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.
Nashville’s sights and attractions are quite spread out, so driving is a great way to get around. There is plenty of downtown parking and traffic is reasonably light, other than during rush hour. Be aware that tour buses may stop in the middle of the street in front of popular attractions, to allow passengers a good long look.
If you’d rather not drive, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) buses offer an extensive network connecting all parts of the city, an adult fare is $1.70 USD. You can also take advantage of MTA’s free downtown service, the Music City Circuit, with three easy-to-access routes through Downtown Nashville, arriving every 10 to 15 minutes, Monday through Saturday. Taxis are available, but it is better to book one in advance with companies like Music City Taxi, Checker Cab, United Cab, or Yellow Cab. Uber and Lyft also operate in Nashville.
The heart of Nashville is quite walkable, as well as the quaint Germantown neighborhood to the north, for those who prefer to get around on foot.
There is no shortage of things to see and do in Nashville, especially for music lovers. Even for those not musically inclined, this historically rich city has much to offer. Here are a few ideas to help fill your Nashville itinerary.
Nashville prides itself on being a value destination, with plenty of free or low cost entertainment options. There’s always free music, whether on the streets, in the atrium of the Country Music Hall of Fame, or at the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, which is held every Saturday night at a theater near the Grand Ole Opry House.
This city is FRIENDLY! In 2016, Nashville was voted the friendliest city in America by Travel and Leisure. The locals are extremely easy to talk to, and happy to strike up a conversation with you wherever you meet.
Check out the downtown honky tonks. Along a three-block stretch in central Nashville near the Cumberland River, you’ll find a dozen or so bars where the music is loud and the beer is cold, perfect for a memorable evening. Wear your most broken-in cowboy boots so you can dance all night.