How to get to Nashville by train
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Nashville may be the capital of the state of Tennessee, but it’s actually much more famous as the country music capital of the world. If you are a fan of country music, or music in general, Nashville is a must-visit destination in Tennessee. Here you can visit several one-of-a-kind museums dedicated to the genre and attend amazing live performances every day at pretty much every bar or venue across town.
There are two places that you absolutely must visit while you’re in town: the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum (for obvious reasons), and the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, known as country’s most famous stage. Once you get those out of the way, head over to Broadway and snatch yourself a pair of cowboy boots before embarking on a tour of the many bars and restaurants that make up Nashville’s most famous street.
And if you’re looking to escape the country-ness of it all, you might want to head over to East Nashville where you will find hip new restaurants and bars full of young and artistic crowds. It’s definitely worth checking out the area, if only for the several Insta-ready murals you will find there.
While there is no Amtrak train service that goes to Nashville, there are several bus carriers that serve the city and the main bus station is located very conveniently downtown, not too far from all the hustle and bustle of Music City. The Nashville International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, but there is a direct bus transit service that will take you from there all the way to the heart of town.
The primary bus station in Nashville is in the heart of the SoBro (“South of Broadway”) neighborhood, surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and music venues. From this station, you can catch Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, and Amtrak Thruway buses offering trips to destinations throughout the United States. To make traveling stress-free, this station is open 24 hours a day and includes restrooms, vending machines, and charging stations for your phone.
Popular train stations in Nashville:
Greyhound: Bus Station
What train companies travel to Nashville, Tennessee?
Located in Tennessee, Nashville is accessible by train from 197 other cities. You can choose from 296 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Nashville on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Nashville are also available..
Train companies serving Nashville
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Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.
Which train carrier has the best service to Nashville?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Nashville by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Nashville taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Nashville punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Nashville, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main train station in Nashville is Greyhound: Bus Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Nashville.
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