Nashville Airport Map & Terminals Guide

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About Nashville Airport

Nashville International Airport or BNA caters to millions of passengers each year and is one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States.

The airport's growth and development strategy, BNA Vision, focuses on boosting passenger capacity. Recently, BNA airport just opened the new Concourse D with six more departure gates.

An extra parking structure has added hundreds of BNA parking spots in front of the terminal. Future expansions will include a new international arrivals facility and an on-site hotel by 2023.

BNA Airport Quick Facts
Airport Name Nashville International Airport
Nashville Airport Code BNA
Terminals One terminal, 4 concourses, 42 gates
Airport Address 1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Distance from Downtown Nashville 8 miles
Official Website
Contact Number 615-275-1675
No of Airlines 22
No of Daily Arrivals/Departures 585
No Of Passengers Over 18 million/year
Flight Status: Departures and arrivals
TSA Wait Times

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Nashville Airport Layout

BNA will have two terminals and four departure concourses until 2023. While the BNA Vision project is being built, the main terminal has been divided into a North and South Terminal.

Passengers will need to depart the building and walk along the walkway outside the protected area to link between these two terminals. The terminal's access roadways are divided into three levels: departures, arrivals, and ground transit.

Terminal parking is a short walk away, and a new parking lot is being built just across the street from the terminal. All airport amenities, including the rental car facility, are on-site and accessible via I-40 and Donelson Pike.

BNA Airport terminals

BNA will have a total of 2 terminals and 4 departure concourses till the year 2023. The primary terminal has been subdivided into a North Terminal and a South Terminal in order to accommodate construction activities related to the BNA Vision project.

Passengers will have to leave the building and make their way down the pavement outside the restricted zone to access the connecting walkway between these two terminals.

Access roads are located in front of the terminal and go over all three levels, which are referred to as departures, arrivals, and ground transportation, respectively.

Terminal parking is conveniently located just a few minutes walk away from the station building, and a brand-new parking lot is now being built just across from the terminal itself. In addition, you may get to any airport facility, including the car rental center, from either Donelson Pike or Interstate 40.

Food, Shopping, and Amenities

There are several retail and dining outlets near BNA airport. The Arts District Market near Gate A3 in Concourse A, Tennessee Trading Post in Concourse B, Opry Shop in Concourse C, and True to Tennessee in Concourse D are some retail options at BNA Airport.

Hissho Sushi, Bongo Java, Party Fowl, Southernaire Market, Tailgate Brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company, and Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse are some dining and drinking outlets at the airport.

Nashville BNA Security and Customs

BNA operates two security checkpoints on level 3 of the North and South Terminals, which are open every day beginning at 3:30 a.m. Concourses A and B are accessible via the north checkpoint, while Concourses C and D are accessible via the south checkpoint.

The BNA TSA wait times page on gives each security checkpoint projected hours and wait times.

TSA PreCheck at Nashville Airport

TSA PreCheck lanes are available at the security checkpoint. The timetable may be found on the TSA website as operating hours change.

The TSA Enrollment Center at BNA is located near the rental car kiosks at the north end of level 2. The office is only open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Getting around Nashville Airport

There are no buses or trains connecting gates because the terminal and concourses are all accessible by foot.

Passengers who park in the economy lots B or C, or the BNA Express Park, must use a shuttle bus to and from the terminal.

How to get to Nashville Airport

There are several options for getting from Downtown Nashville to BNA Airport:

  • Bus: Bus route 18 connects BNA to downtown Nashville. Route 18 Airport, 18 Airport Express, or Route 18 Elm Hill will be displayed on the bus route display. The express route to downtown takes 20 minutes, whereas other services might take up to 45 minutes.
  • Courtesy cars and limousines: Limos and courtesy vehicles depart at the level 1 ground transportation area. The airport recommends these businesses.
  • Taxi: The taxi stand is on level 1 in the ground transit area. Taxis from the airport to downtown Nashville cost about $25, not including a tip.
  • Rideshare: Uber and Lyft have been granted permission to operate from BNA. Both pick up customers in the ground transit area, with Lyft at zone A and Uber at zones B and C.

Driving directions to BNA Airport

From Downtown Nashville

  • Take 1st Avenue N and continue to Hermitage Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Fairfield Avenue, then left onto Green Street.
  • Continue on I-24 E/I-40 E.
  • To get to the terminal, take exit 216A towards International Airport and continue into Terminal Drive.

From Franklin

  • Take I-65 N, then exit 80 onto I-440.
  • Merge onto I-24 W toward Nashville/Knoxville/I-40 E
  • Then take exit 52B to merge onto I-40 E.
  • To get to the terminal, take exit 216A towards International Airport and continue into Terminal Drive.

More information about Nashville Airport

EV Charging

  • BNA has three EV charging stations, two regular and one-quick charger
  • The new solar-powered charging stations, located on the top level of the Short Term Parking Garage, allow visitors with electric vehicles to conveniently recharge their vehicles while parked at the airport.
  • When no vehicles are charging, the power generated by the solar panels is sent into the Short Term Parking Garage to power components like lights and signs.

Accessible parking

BNA offers an accessible parking program with the following highlights:

  • When entering the BNA parking facility, program members will retrieve a parking ticket from the dispenser as usual.
  • BNA will give individuals who have difficulty retrieving tickets from the dispenser an Access Card (hangtag).
  • Participants must depart the program with a valid driver's license, the airport-issued Accessible Parking Program Complimentary Pass, and the airport-issued windshield decal.
  • Complimentary Accessible Parking Program Pass — should be given to cashier when departing parking facility, along with matching driver's license for verification.
  • The windshield decal provided by the airport — should be applied to the windshield and visible to the cashier while departing the parking area.

Pet relief areas

There are four pet relief areas in BNA that are located at the north and south ends of level 3, outside the terminals, outside of Concourse C, and across from gate D2 at Concourse D.

BNA Airport important phone numbers

  • Parking: 615-275-1045
  • Customer Service: 615-275-1675
  • Lost and Found: 615-275-1675
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Frequently asked questions

How early should I arrive at Nashville Airport?

You should reach BNA Airport at least 2 to 3 hours before your planned airline departure time. To save you time, you should try to book your BNA parking spot in advance online

Is Nashville airport easy to navigate?

There are just three concourses (A, B, and C) at Nashville Airport, making it easy to navigate.

Does Nashville Airport have a lounge?

Nashville Airport has three lounges - American Airlines Admirals Club, Delta Sky Club, and the USO Lounge.

How far is downtown Nashville from the airport?

Nashville Airport is approximately 9.5 miles from downtown, a 15- minute drive.

What does BNA Airport stand for?

BNA Airport stands for Berry Field Nashville Airport. The B in BNA is in honor of Col. Harry S. Berry, the 1930s airport project's administrator.

Which terminal is southwest at BNA?

Southwest Airlines operates from South Terminal C and D at Nashville International Airport.

How many gates does Nashville airport have?

As of now, there are 40 gates. However, the number of gates may be subject to increase after the completion of the ongoing construction process.

Can you walk between terminals at BNA airport?

The Nashville Airport is currently undergoing construction, so it is currently operating in two sections. Passengers can travel between A and B or C and D without hassle. But if you want to go between the two sides, you'll have to go through security again.

Does Nashville airport require a Covid test?

Covid tests are not mandatory. Travel requirements to international destinations are determined by each country's government and vary from country to country. All adult foreign nationals traveling to the US should be fully vaccinated before boarding their flight. American citizens and permanent residents who aren't fully vaccinated will still be able to fly to the US, but they will see tougher testing and contact tracing protocols.

Does Nashville Airport have TSA Precheck?

Yes, Nashville Airport offers TSA Precheck. The security checkpoint at BNA opens daily at 3:30 a.m CST. In addition, TSA Precheck Enrollment Office is temporarily located near the rental car area on the baggage claim.

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