Nashville

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Nashville?

Do you need a car in Nashville > Should you rent a car in Nashville USA > Nashville ( BNI )

Nashville prides itself as being “Music City USA”, and with the focus being on Country and Western, there’s no shortage of live music available, and needless to say, if you are just sticking around the city centre, then local buses and taxis are fine.

Do you need a car in Nashville? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Nashville also has a commuter rail service under the banner of “STAR” (South Tennessee Area Railway), although at present there is just one line. Although this route also includes a stop at the world-famous Opryland live music resort, it’s probably easier to get there by bus or taxi.

Why should you rent a car in Nashville?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Nashville?

Nashville Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

80%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€170

 #199/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €260

176/300

 

Free parking score

Total 631 - of which 291 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

46%

#138/300

 
  • Yet Nashville is really about a lot more than just the music, and it’s an obvious place to start a road trip heading east into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (see also Knoxville).
  • Nashville also sits at the north-eastern end of one of America’s great driving roads – the Natchez Trace Parkway, and although there are also cycling trails along some sections of the old route, this is still really driving country.
  • To visit the Jack Daniels Distillery and Tour, you will need to drive for around two hours south of Nashville.

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  • A car isn’t needed if you are just staying within the city of Nashville.

Do you need a car in Nashville? Nashville car hire verdict – yes, almost certainly useful.

Ratings

Car rental in - Nashville Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Nashville?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Nashville?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Nashville?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Nashville if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Nashville if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Nashville if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Nashville on the Carornocar scale?

9

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Nashville?

Have you driven in Nashville? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Nashville?
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