Get the most out of your trip to Nashville and reach ultimate flexibility by opting for a rental car upon your arrival. Nashville city, the lake, and the wildlife area located 32 miles from Nashville invite visitors to come explore. Whether with your family or on another kind of trip, a rental car will provide the opportunity to explore everything at your pace and time, especially as the public transport system is not ideal in Nashville.
Nashville Airport is located about 10 miles from Nashville’s center and picking up the rental car there allows travelers to start their journey to Nashville quickly and easily. The international airport boasts its own car rental facilities, which are easily accessible from all terminals and include agencies like Enterprise, Thrifty, and Alamo.
Nashville drivers are not known for being the most patient, so driving defensively is a good idea. Turn signals are often not used before changing lanes and drivers often go above or way below the given speed limit -- but don’t be tempted to do the same. Drivers are also known for not turning on their headlights at night, so drive attentively and keep an eye out for other vehicles.
As in most cities, driving during rush hour is also not advisable in Nashville. Avoid times in the morning between 7 and 9 AM and 4 to 6 PM in the evenings, as congestions and traffic jams will clog up the streets. Also bear in mind that snow storms can sometimes occur and ice up the roads, and it is advisable to refrain from driving if you’re not used to such weather conditions, or at least ensure the rental car is equipped appropriately.
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Economy rental cars in Nashville are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Nashville
Some car rental companies in Nashville which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Hertz and Budget
On average a hire car in Nashville costs C$ 59 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Nashville are Alamo (8.6, 475 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 434 reviews), and Budget (8.1, 180 reviews).
The average gas price in Nashville is C$ 4.24 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 51 and C$ 68, depending on the car size.
Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nashville.
A Compact car rental in Nashville costs C$ 47 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Nashville costs C$ 57 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Nashville costs C$ 47 per day, on average.
In Nashville, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 1803 Church Street (2 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Nashville costs C$ 411 per week (C$ 59 per day).
On average a rental car in Nashville costs C$ 1,763 per month (C$ 59 per day).
Why not try one of Tennessee’s most beloved cars during your stay and opt for a Ford F-150 to discover the American driving style with a real pick-up truck? This car is a good choice when venturing out into adjoining areas and the countryside, but if staying within Downtown Nashville, opt for a compact car that will whizz through the city easier.
If heading through residential areas, the speed limit is 30 mph, whereas it is 55 in two-lane roads and 70 mph on freeways. Always look out for posted signs and adhere to their given speed limit as well as the road and weather conditions.
To refill the tank, expect to pay around $2.04 per gallon. Costco or Sam’s Express are among the cheaper gas stations whereas Murphy Express or Phillips 66 are known to be more expensive.
Parking in Nashville can be a challenge, but there are various options including street parking, car parks, or garages. Street parking is usually metered and can be paid with cash or card in most cases. Most metered parking spaces only require payment between 8 AM and 6 PM during weekdays and Saturdays, which means parking outside these times and days is free. There are also marked governmental parking lots where cars can be parked after business hours and during the night.