Nashville Airport offers public bus transportation by convenient scheduled bus service to transfer to the city centre from the airport at a cheap cost.




Find the bus stop at the first level of BNA Airport at the Ground Transportation area.

Departures to the Airport are done from Bay 18 at Music City Central.




The only bus route that departs from BNA Airport is Route 18 Airport/Downtown Hotels.

Please note that the route name can also be displayed as Route 18 Airport, 18 Elm Hill or 18 Airport Express.


The express trips take 20 minutes to get to the city centre, while the local trips take between 34 to 45 minutes according to traffic conditions.

See Route 18 Airport/Downtown Hotels schedule.




See below the fares for the bus service as follows:


- Adults (one-way): $1.70
- Youth: (one-way): $1.00
- Seniors (from 65): $0.85


Payment by cash is accepted. Fare box accepts $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00.



Where do I buy my ticket?

Passengers can purchase their ticket on board to the driver


For more information, please contact MTA Customer Care: +1 (615) 862-5950.


Service hours: Monday to Friday, from 06:30 am to 08:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 02:30 pm.


All buses are ADA accessible.