nashville BNA airport car rental guide

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is among the busiest airports in the U.S. It is located nine miles east of downtown Nashville. The airport has a lot of a charm, and even offers live entertainment most hours of the day.

Everything at BNA is fairly centralized. There is one passenger terminal with 44 air carrier gates.

 

Rental Cars at BNA Airport

 

Arriving passengers should pick up their checked luggage at baggage claim area and take the escalator down one level to the rental car counters on the Ground Transportation Level. To pick up your car, follow the signs for the Consolidated Rental Car facility (CONRAC) which is adjacent to the Short Term Parking Garage. There is a covered walkway from the terminal with moving walkways.

There are 11 rental car providers located at the airport:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 6 am-11:59 pm. Return the car to the rental return area and mark the express return on your contract. Please note the mileage, return date, return time and the current fuel level. The drop box is located at the rental booth.

Alamo (844) 370-2402
Available Services: Online check-in and self-service kiosk. Online check-in offers option to "skip the counter" and go straight to your car.
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 6 am-1 am. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Avis (615) 361-1212
Preferred Services: Check your email on your smartphone or the Preferred board for the space number of your preassigned vehicle.You have the option to accept the preassigned car or exchange it for a similar car from the Select & Go Exchange Area or upgrade the car to a specialty vehicle from the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Cars in the Select & Go Upgrade Area have the additional daily cost posted on the hangtag. Once you have selected your vehicle, drive to the exit booth and present your driver's license to the representative.
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open Sun-Fri 5 am-1 am; Sat 5 am-12:30 am. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Budget (615) 366-0822
Preferred Services: Proceed to the Fastbreak booth in the Budget parking deck. Locate your name on the display and proceed to the area listed, from which any car may be chosen. Choose your vehicle, proceed to the exit booth, present your driver's license to Budget agent.
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open Sun-Fri 5 am-1 am; Sat 5 am-12:30 am. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Dollar (615) 275-1921
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open Sun-Fri 6 am-12 am; Sat 6 am-8:30 pm. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

E-Z Rent a Car (800) 277-5171
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 6 am-11:59 pm. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area. Return the car to the rental return area and mark the express return on your contract. Please note the mileage, return date, return time and the current fuel level. The drop box is located at the rental booth.

Enterprise (615) 275-0011
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 6 am-11:59 pm. Park vehicle in an Enterprise designated spot. Leave keys in drop box located next to the kiosk.

Hertz (615) 275-2600
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service and Gold Choice are available.
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 5 am-12 am. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

National (844) 370-2403
Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open daily 6 am-11:59 pm. Park vehicle in a National designated spot. Leave keys in drop box located next to the kiosk.

Payless (615) 275-2961
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open Sun 9 am-9 pm, Mon-Fri 7 am-9 pm, Sat 9 am-7 pm. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Thrifty (877) 283-0898
Return Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville. Once you enter the airport grounds, follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
After-Hours Returns: Open Sun-Fri 6 am-12 am; Sat 6 am-8:30 pm. Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

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