Directions

Directions to Alumni Hall for Friday talks are available here.

Flying into Nashville, but NOT renting a car ...
Hotel Shuttles Most area hotels have their own courtesy shuttle service from the airport. A hotel/motel phone board with automatic dial to nearly 40 hotels in the Nashville area is located on the baggage claim level. Hotel shuttle service is on an as needed basis, so be sure to call your hotel to let them know of your travel arrangements.
Taxi Taxi will probably cost you around $25 to your hotel.
Bus The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Bus #18 leaves the airport 14 times a day, Monday-Friday; 4 times a day on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost for a one-way ride on this route is $1.55. A schedule for bus #18 can be obtained at the Welcome Center, which is on the baggage claim level. Note: Upon boarding bus #18, buy a transfer ticket (10 cents). The bus will take you to the Petway Transit Center. Get off the bus at the center and board bus #3 to Vanderbilt University area. Give transfer ticket to bus driver and inform him of your destination hotel.
Airport Express Shuttle Service (Recommended) Gray Line operates van service to downtown hotels from the airport every 15 minutes from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM. Average trip time is 30 minutes. Fare is $11.00 one way or $17.00 round trip. Tickets for this service can be purchased at the Gray Line ticket counter, which is located on the ground transportation level to the left of the main entrance/exit doors. This shuttle will take you directly to your hotel.

If you are driving from the airport ...
Step 1 Starting at Nashville International Airport, follow the signs for I-40 West (the signs read West I-40; to I-24; to I-65) and continue west on I-40 for about 3.5 miles.
Step 2 Continue on I-24/I-40 heading west for about 1.8 miles.
Step 3 Bear left on I-40 heading west for about 2 miles.
Step 4 Exit at BROADWAY (US 70, US 431, HWY 1) following the signs for Vanderbilt University. If you are headed to the Embassy Suites Hotel, continue driving on Broadway (ie at the first traffic light bear on the left) and the hotel will be on the left at 1811 Broadway.
Step 5 Otherwise, stay right at West End Avenue heading southwest for about 0.4 miles. You will see Days Inn on the right at 1800 West End Ave., Courtyard Marriott on the left at 1901 West End Ave., Hampton Inn on the left at 1919 West End Ave., Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel on the right at 2100 West End Ave, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt on the left at 2525 West End Ave, Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt on the left at 2813 West End Ave.

If you are driving into Nashville from the North ...
Step 1 Heading south on I-24/I-65 toward Nashville, exit onto I-265 East.
Step 2 Exit onto I-40 East.
Step 3 Take Exit 209A and follow the signs for Vanderbilt University, turning right onto Broadway. If you are headed to the Embassy Suites Hotel, continue driving on Broadway (ie at the first traffic light bear on the left) and the hotel will be on the left at 1811 Broadway.
Step 4 Otherwise, at the first traffic light, you should bear right onto US-70S, this is West End Avenue. You will see Days Inn on the right at 1800 West End Ave., Courtyard Marriott on the left at 1901 West End Ave., Hampton Inn on the left at 1919 West End Ave., Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel on the right at 2100 West End Ave, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt on the left at 2525 West End Ave, Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt on the left at 2813 West End Ave.

If you are driving into Nashville from the East ...
Step 1 Heading west on I-40 toward Nashville, take Exit 209 and follow the signs for Vanderbilt University turning left onto Broadway. If you are headed to the Embassy Suites Hotel, continue driving on Broadway (ie at the first traffic light bear on the left) and the hotel will be on the left at 1811 Broadway.
Step 2 Otherwise, at the first traffic light, you should bear right onto US-70S, this is West End Avenue. You will see Days Inn on the right at 1800 West End Ave., Courtyard Marriott on the left at 1901 West End Ave., Hampton Inn on the left at 1919 West End Ave., Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel on the right at 2100 West End Ave, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt on the left at 2525 West End Ave, Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt on the left at 2813 West End Ave.

If you are driving into Nashville from the West ...
Step 1 Heading east on I-40 toward Nashville, exit onto I-440 East (EXIT 206).
Step 2 Take the first exit (EXIT 1: East US-70S; Murphy Street; West End Ave), and turn left onto Murphy Street.
Step 3 At the first traffic light, turn left onto West End Avenue.
Step 4 You will see Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt on the right at 2813 West End Ave, Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt on the right at 2525 West End Ave, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel on the left at 2100 West End Ave, Hampton Inn on the right at 1919 West End Ave., Courtyard Marriott on the right at 1901 West End Ave., Days Inn on the right at 1800 West End Ave.. If you are headed to the To go to the Embassy Suites Hotel turn right onto 21st Ave. Bear left and turn left onto Broadway. The hotel will be on the right at 1811 Broadway.

If you are driving into Nashville from the South ...
Step 1 Heading north on I-65 toward Nashville, exit onto I-440 West.
Step 2 Take the second exit, and turn right onto 21st Ave.
Step 3 After about 1.8 miles, you'll have to bear right onto Broadway. If you are headed to the Embassy Suites Hotel it will be on the right at 1811 Broadway.
Step 4 Turn left onto 20th Avenue.
Step 5 The second street is West End Avenue. At this point, you should be able to see Days Inn, Loews, Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott. Turn left if you want to go to Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt or Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt.

If you are driving into Nashville from the Southeast ...
Step 1 Heading northwest on I-24 toward Nashville, exit onto I-440 West.
Step 2 Take the second exit, and turn right onto 21st Ave.
Step 3 After about 1.8 miles, you'll have to bear right onto Broadway. If you are headed to the Embassy Suites Hotel it will be on the right at 1811 Broadway.
Step 4 Turn left onto 20th Avenue.
Step 5 The second street is West End Avenue. At this point, you should be able to see Days Inn, Loews, Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott. Turn left if you want to go to Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt or Holiday Inn - Vanderbilt.