Transportation (ISC)

Updated:Oct 1,2014
International Stroke Conference 2016, Feb. 16-19, 2016


Airfare Transportation | Ground Transportation | Parking | Directions to Convention Center

Book your flight early for the best times and fare!

Fly on the official airline and save.
The American Heart Association has negotiated discounts off the lowest fares to Nashville, TN on American Airlines (A1615SS). To get these rates, reference the file number and call either:
  • AHA Travel Service: (800) 999-9717, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET
  • American Airlines: (800) 221-2255
  • Your own travel agent

American Airlines baggage fees have recently changed for domestic flights. Learn more (link opens in new window).

For a recap of the full American Airlines updated policy, view AA's frequently asked questions (link opens in new window).

Ground Transportation and Instructions for Shuttle
A variety of transportation services are available at the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Downtown Nashville is approximately 10 miles or 15 minutes from the Nashville Airport.

Shuttle Service
Gray Line Airport Express is Nashville’s leading shared-ride airport shuttle service, providing door-to-door ground transportation to the airport or your hotel. Friendly & safe drivers, comfortable shuttles and reasonable rates take the hassle out of getting to and from the airport.

Ticket rates are $14.00 per person one-way or $25 per person round-trip.

Gray Line Airport Express is offering Americans for the Arts $5.00 off the purchase of a round trip ticket. Just mention or enter in promo code Arts2015 when making your reservation! Reservations can be made by clicking this link. You can also book today by calling Gray Line directly at 615-883-5555.

Taxi Service
Taxi service is available curbside outside of baggage claim. There is a flat rate of $25 to the downtown area, plus an additional passenger charge of $1 when accompanying original passenger and proceeding to same destination.

Car Rental
There is a large selection of car rental companies located just a short walk from the main terminal in the rental car facility. Contact MacNair Travel for special rates at 202.640.5831 or by e-mail at

Public Transportation
For just $1.60, you can ride the Nashville MTA bus route 18 Airport/Elm Hill Pike between the Nashville International Airport and Downtown Music City. Travel time takes about 20 minutes on the express route and 30 to 45 minutes on the local route. Visit or call 615.862.5950 for more information on schedules and pickup locations.

The Music City Center is home to the largest parking operation in downtown Nashville and with our reasonable rates and 24 hour roving security, it’s the best place to park in downtown. Learn more about parking rates.

Omni Nashville Hotel parking is available on a daily basis as follows:

  • $18: Self Park at Music City Center Garage (only available for Omni Nashville Hotel Guests with voucher obtained from Front Desk)
  • $14 Daily Rate or $30 Overnight Rate: Valet with in and out privileges at Omni Nashville Hotel

Ground Transportation in Nashville

  • Cab - cabs are available in downtown Nashville
  • App-based ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber operate in Nashville
  • Music City Circuit - A free circulator bus operating Monday - Saturday with 3 routes in downtown Nashville
  • Joyride Nashville - golf cart rides from point to point in downtown Nashville
  • Nashville B-Cycle: Walk/bike - for the more athletic, downtown Nashville is an easy walk and there are also bicycles for rent

Map and Directions
The Music City Center is located just south of Broadway in downtown Nashville on a 16-acre site between 5th and 8th Avenues and Demonbreun and Franklin Street, adjacent to both the Bridgestone Arena and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.