OVERVIEW

Nashville International Airport  has begun a five-year renovation project to enhance the terminal. The plan includes updated and expanded restaurant and retail space, upgrades to restroom facilities, a consolidated security checkpoint and changes to the interior design.

DRIVING

BNA is about eight miles from downtown Nashville and nine miles from the Opryland entertainment complex.

Tune into 1610 AM for airport information.

Passenger pick-up: A waiting area is available for drivers who are meeting passengers. Look for the blue-and-white signs to the waiting area. Monitors in the area provide real-time flight information.

PARKING

Cheapest parking: Economy parking is $6 a day (with free shuttle to the terminal), while long-term parking is $8 a day, or $1.50 for up to an hour.

Most convenient: Short-term parking is $20 a day with the first 30 minutes free.

Valet parking: Available for $18 a day with a minimum charge of $8. Toll free number for easy notification of any changes to your travel itinerary: 1-877-4-VALET-1, (1-877-482-5381) or locally, 615-275-5381.

Security: The airport will restrict parking within 300 feet of the terminals when the U.S. government deems the national security risk "severe" or "high." Check the current risk level.

More parking information: 615-275-1045

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Bus: The Metropolitan Transit Authority Bus No. 18 leaves leaves the Welcome Center on the baggage claim level nine times a day on weekdays and four times a day on weekends; one-way fare is $1.25.

Shuttle: Several shuttles serve the airport and areas of Nashville and Chattanooga.