Cheap Flights from Chicago to Nashville in 2019

Flight information Chicago to Nashville

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 411 miles

1h 20min

Most popular airline last month

Southwest Airlines


1 airport

 If you’re in the mood to leave the chill of the Windy City for the sultry charms of Nashville, you’ll find it’s a surprisingly easy trip. Nashville lies a straight 500 miles south of Lake Michigan, and if you catch a direct flight from Chicago, you’ll spend just an hour and a half in the air.

Picking up a cheap flight from Chicago to Nashville should be a simple matter, since both Chicago airports have frequent services to Nashville International Airport (BNA.) If you’re flying from O’Hare (ORD), American Airlines offers an amazing 58 nonstop flights on the route each week. United Airlines is another good option, with 38 weekly flights. Passengers traveling from Chicago’s Midway Airport (MDW) can often find cheap tickets to Nashville with Southwest, which offers 46 direct flights every week.

Making your way to Chicago’s airports

Chicago O’Hare isn’t just the busiest airport in Illinois, it is frequently one of the busiest in the world. If traffic is reasonable, it should take you about 40 minutes to drive the 17 miles from downtown, and there is a huge selection of parking available at the airport. Public transport to O’Hare is easy and convenient. For a $2.30 fare you can hop on the CTA Blue Line. It’s a direct link to the airport, running from the Loop to the main airport parking garage. The trip takes about half an hour and trains run every 15 minutes, 24/7. There are four main passenger terminals in the airport, numbered 1, 2, 3, and 5.

Chicago’s other airport, Midway, has a single terminal divided into three concourses. Getting around the airport is simple, and security lines are generally short. It’s also simple to get to the airport, which is only eight miles from the city center. The CTA Orange Line offers a Midway route that takes about 25 minutes from the loop to the airport. When scheduling, keep in mind that there is a 15 minute walk through a tunnel from the airport stop to the main terminal.

Arriving in Nashville

The incredible musical pedigree of this city is the siren-song for most visitors, and the city’s most popular attractions all pay tribute to the power of a good tune. You’ll have to put aside an afternoon to wander the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Not only is it a shrine to the incredible talent of past legends, it offers a full calendar of events designed to nurture new talent, including concerts, songwriting sessions, family programs.

Later, catch a show at the venerable Grand Ole Opry for a straight dose of Nashville magic, and then spend your nights revelling in the down-home sounds of a honky tonk bar.

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