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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Nashville (BNA) PHL - BNA

$70 - $230

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Lynchburg  •  19h 54m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Lynchburg
  3. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Nashville

$124 - $294

Bus  •  20h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Nashville, TN Ny

$103 - $153

Bus via Richmond  •  24h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Richmond "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Nashville "Greyhound"

$102 - $148

Train, bus  •  30h 5m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Indianapolis Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Nashville "Greyhound"

$129 - $209

Drive  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) 791.7 miles

$75 - $120

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) by train and bus

The journey time between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Nashville Airport (BNA) is around 32h 7m and covers a distance of around 837 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 32h 2m. Operated by SEPTA, Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and others, the Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) service departs from Airport Terminal A and arrives in Nashville International Airport. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32h 7m
Fastest journey time:
32h 2m
Journey distance:
837 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$124
Carbon emissions:
130 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:11
Last service departs at:
15:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) train and bus schedules

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) → Nashville Airport (BNA)
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The cost-effective way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) is to drive, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) is to fly which costs $70 - $230 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA). However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at Nashville International Airport via Broad St & Snyder Av, Philadelphia, Richmond and Fulton Station Outbound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 12m.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Nashville Airport (BNA) is 677 miles. The road distance is 791.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) without a car is to train and bus via Lynchburg which takes 19h 54m and costs $120 - $300.

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It takes approximately 2h to fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Nashville (BNA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) is to fly which takes 2h and costs $70 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 20h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Nashville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Nashville station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA).
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  • Distance: 676.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Nashville Airport (BNA), USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) via Jefferson Station, Philadelphia, New York, New York, NY, Nashville, TN, Bell Station Inbound, and Central 4Th Ave - Bay 13 in around 20h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Philadelphia to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Washington Union Station to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Philadelphia to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lynchburg to Nashville
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80
Bus from Richmond to Nashville
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Indianapolis to Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
NYTN Bus
Phone
+1 615-939-8887
Email
tennesseetravel@gotobus.com
Website
nytnbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
nytnbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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Nashville Airport (BNA) is 1h behind Philadelphia Airport (PHL). It is currently 9:51 AM in Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and 8:51 AM in Nashville Airport (BNA).

Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA) is 792 miles. It takes approximately 13h 12m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Nashville Airport (BNA).

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