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Getting to Vanderbilt from Nashville International Airport

Take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left onto Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Allow approximately thirty minutes driving time from the airport to Vanderbilt University. If traffic is light, it will take less time.

Getting to Vanderbilt via the Interstates

  • From the north, take I-65 to I-40 west and then look for I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway.
  • From the east or south, take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway.
  • From the west, take I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway (US 70S). Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue.

Vanderbilt is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville and is approximately 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Birmingham, 2 1/2 hours from Knoxville, 3 hours from Louisville, and 3 hours from Memphis.

Directions to Public Parking

Directions from the airport to Wesley Place parking garage:

Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Follow the signs for I-24 West/I-40 West, then I-65 South/I-40 West. Exit at Broadway. At the base of the ramp, go straight through the traffic light at McGavock Street, and turn left onto Broadway. Stay left. Continue on Broadway to 16th Avenue, where the road splits. Veer left onto Broadway. Broadway will become 21st Avenue South. As you pass the traffic light at Grand Avenue, the Vanderbilt main campus will be on your right. Turn left at Scarritt Place (first traffic light after Grand Avenue). The entrance to the Wesley Place parking garage will be on your right, 1/2 block past the intersection. Public parking spaces are 52-170.

Directions from the airport to Terrace Place parking garage:

Take I-40 West towards Nashville. Follow the signs for I-24 West/I-40 West, then I-65 South/I-40 West. Exit at Broadway. At the base of the ramp, go straight through the traffic light at McGavock Street, and turn left onto Broadway. Stay right. Continue on Broadway to 16th Avenue, where the road splits. Veer right onto West End Avenue. Turn left onto 21st Avenue South (a one-way street). Take the first left onto Terrace Place. Go 1/2 block. The Terrace Place garage entrance will be on your left. Public parking spaces are 41-92.

Directions from the airport to Vanderbilt University Medical Center parking garages:

East Garage: Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Follow the signs for I-24 West/I-40 West, then I-65 South/I-40 West. Exit at Broadway. At the base of the ramp, go straight through the traffic light at McGavock Street, and turn left onto Broadway. Stay left. Continue on Broadway to 16th Avenue, where the road splits. Veer left onto Broadway. Broadway will become 21st Avenue South. As you pass the traffic light at Grand Avenue, the Vanderbilt main campus will be on your right. Stay on 21st Avenue South through two more traffic lights: Scarritt Place and Edgehill Avenue. Turn right at the next traffic light (Medical Center Drive). Follow Medical Center Drive as it curves to the left. The East Garage entrance will be on your left, 1/2 block past the curve, immediately across from the hospital entrance. (Also see Central Garage directions to enter East Garage from 21st Avenue South.)

Central Garage/East Garage: Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Follow the signs for I-24 West/I-40 West, then I-65 South/I-40 West. Exit at Broadway. At the base of the ramp, go straight through the traffic light at McGavock Street, and turn left onto Broadway. Stay left. Continue on Broadway to 16th Avenue, where the road splits. Veer left onto Broadway. Broadway will become 21st Avenue South. As you pass the traffic light at Grand Avenue, the Vanderbilt main campus will be on your right. Stay on 21st Avenue South through three more traffic lights: Scarritt Place, Edgehill Avenue, Medical Center Drive. Continue a half-block and turn right on Dixie Place to enter Central Garage or East Garage.

South Garage: Take I-40 West toward Nashville. Follow the signs for I-24 West/I-40 West, then I-65 South/I-40 West. Exit at Broadway. At the base of the ramp, go straight through the traffic light at McGavock Street, and turn left onto Broadway. Stay left. Continue on Broadway to 16th Avenue, where the road splits. Veer left onto Broadway. Broadway will become 21st Avenue South. As you pass the traffic light at Grand Avenue, the Vanderbilt main campus will be on your right. Stay on 21st Avenue South through four more traffic lights: Scarritt Place, Edgehill Avenue, Medical Center Drive, Pierce Avenue. Turn right at Children’s Way and continue 2 1/2 blocks to the South Garage entrance, on the right.