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City Guide

  • Nashville is the capital of the US state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.  Nashville is the second largest city in Tennessee and fourth largest in the American Southeast.
  • Population: 689,447 (2020)
  • Area Code: 615, 629
  • Tax: 16.25% Hotel Tax; 9.25% Sales Tax
  • Time Zone: CST - Central Standard Time: November – March. CDT - Central Daylight Time: March - November
  • Credit Cards are widely accepted throughout the city. ATM machines are located in many public spaces, hotels, banks and in the Convention Center.

Nashville International Airport: Nashville's airport is designed to keep you moving, with an easy flow to and from the terminal's 45 gates. The award-winning airport features a range of dining and retail options, two massage bars, a nail salon, terminal-wide Wi-Fi access, an extensive Arts at the Airport program featuring visual art and live entertainment, a full-service business center with foreign currency exchange - and even meeting space for one last conference before you head home.

Airport Information Center: Call 615-275-1675 or visit the airport website for all ground transportation options.

Buses: The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority provides hourly service between downtown and the airport seven days a week. Express trips take only 20 minutes, and local service takes 35 to 45 minutes. One-way fares between the airport and downtown are available for under $1.70. In town, MTA provides bus service in and out of downtown and throughout the city. All-day, unlimited-ride passes are available for $3.25. Downtown circulator buses, called the Music City Circuit, provide free transportation Monday through Saturday. The Green Circuit carries passengers between downtown and the Gulch, while the Blue Circuit serves key destinations between the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Music City Central, the downtown transit station, is located at 400 Charlotte Avenue. For more information, call 615-862-5950 or visit https://www.wegotransit.com/.

Commuter Rail: The Music City Star Commuter Rail has six stations along the route between Lebanon (east of town) and the destination station at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. Upon arrival at the Riverfront Park station, passengers can board one of two Metropolitan Transit Authority buses at no additional cost: one circulates downtown and one goes to West End/Belmont. Trains operate Monday-Friday during peak commuter hours, plus a late train on Friday with a 10:30pm departure from the Riverfront Park station. For more information, call customer service at 615-862-8833 or visit http://www.tarprail.org/musiccitystar.html.