|Popular in||June||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,746||Average for return flights in May 2022|
Transpacific flights to Nashville International Airport (BNA), Nashville, are available from Wellington Airport (BLG) and Auckland International Airport (AKL), so your journey time depends on your point of departure. Flights originating from Wellington require approximately 31h total travel time, but you can get faster ones from Auckland, which last about 22h.
Unfortunately, nonstop flights from New Zealand to Nashville are not currently available but there are Nashville flight deals with one-stop service out of Auckland Airport. These flights involve stopovers in several cities, including Los Angeles, the main connecting point, as well as Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago and Washington, DC. All departures from Wellington Airport require a minimum of two layovers, first in Auckland and then Los Angeles. Many layovers involve overnight stays and transfers and a few require separate check-in procedures at host airports.
The Ground Transportation Centre at Nashville Airport is located on Level 1, Terminal Garage 2, and this is where you can find most modes of transportation to the city centre. WeGo Public Transit operates hourly bus service via Line 18 to WeGo Central Station in about 25min. Some downtown hotels provide shuttle service from the airport, and taxi service can get you to Central Nashville in approximately 15min. Arrangements for Lyft and Uber transport pick-up from Ride App Zone A and Ride App Zones B/C, respectively, while Avail and Turo are additional ride-share options you can consider. The car hire centre at Nashville Airport is located in the Arrivals Hall near the Baggage Claim Area.
Nashville is the country music capital of the world and the country music industry is a main contributor to the influx of tourists into the city. The Grand Ole Opry is one of the grand institutions of American entertainment, hosting its weekly show from its present location since 1974. Due to the influence of legendary performers, such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, the Grand Ole Opry is one of the hottest tickets in town. History relating to the American Civil War is another main attraction in Nashville where visitors regularly flock to see tours of battle sites in Nashville, Franklin and Stones River. Reconstructed installations like Fort Nashborough and the presidential home of Andrew Jackson are also popular places of interest with connections to the Civil War. The full-sized replica of the Parthenon is just one more well-visited site. Several of Nashville’s museums are associated with legendary musicians, such as Patsy Cline, George Jones and Glen Campbell, while others like the National Museum of African American Music offer education and insights into the contributions made by Black Americans to American music. Culturally, there is a plethora of festivals and events held here throughout the year. The Country Music Festival in June ranks as one of the biggest but Nashville Film Festival in April and Live on The Green Festival in September are huge hits with locals and visitors.
New Zealand is part of the US Visa Waiver Program, so citizens only need a valid passport and an ESTA authorisation for flights to Nashville, USA. ESTA permits are good for 90 days visa-free and are processed online in approximately 30min. The processing fee is about USD 14.00 USD (NZD 19.50 NZD).
Travellers will need to book flights to Nashville Intl (BNA) if they wish to fly to Nashville. The Nashville airport is 9.7 km from the city centre.