Getting Around Brentwood

Brentwood residents are within 16 miles of the Nashville International Airport and 13 miles from downtown Nashville.

A car is essential for getting around and you can rent yours onsite at the Nashville International Airport. Eight major car rental companies have check-in desks located on Level 1 of the airport. The rental cars are conveniently located in a covered area adjacent to the terminal building. Taxis will be waiting for you in a designated area for ground transportation (follow the signs). From the airport, the meter starts at $4.50 and the rate is $2 per mile. A flat rate of $22 is charged to take a passenger to downtown Nashville. Be aware that there's an extra charge for large bags. The Gray Line Airport Express departs from the Nashville International Airport every 15 to 20 minutes beginning at 5 am and runs until 11 pm. The one-way fee is $12, with frequent stops, while a round-trip costs $22. You can board the express at the lower level of the airport's ground transportation area. The Nashville Metro Transit Authority Bus Route 18 makes nine trips each weekday between downtown Nashville and the airport, and four times daily on Saturday and Sunday. A one-way fare costs $1.25. The Route 18 schedule is available at the airport's Welcome Center, located on the baggage claim level.

Nashville and its suburbs are relatively easy to drive in for visitors. Yet, construction is always going on somewhere, which is Rule No.1 to know before taking the on-ramps to Interstates 40, 24, and 65. The work is often postponed until late at night or even suspended during major holidays. You should know that Interstates 65, 40, and 24 intersect, making Tennessee one of only six states in which three such thoroughfares converge.

Nashville MTA operates routes throughout downtown and the surrounding area. $1.25 for an adult local fare, with no transfers allowed. An all-day pass for an adult is $3.75.