The capital of the American state of Tennessee, Nashville is renowned for being the heart and soul of the country music industry. However, in recent years the city has developed into a regional centre of culture and commerce, and nowadays is regarded as much more than just "Music City, USA". While the city's airport is very well connected to domestic locations, there are not many international routes to the city. In fact the only current international routes operating at the airport are to Canada (Toronto), and Mexico (Cancun). The airport is a focus city for the leading low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines, who are a proven option for getting cheap flight to the city. It may be advisable to find a direct flight from Manchester or London, for example, to one of the larger U.S. airports and then make a subsequent connection to the city. Nashville is the home of the world renowned Grand Ole Opry which is one of the most famous concert halls in the history country music. Another treat for music fans is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates the history of the country music's development in the United States. Part of the Hall of Fame tour is a visit to RCA Studio B, where knowledgeable tour guides will present the history of the famous studio where over 1000 hits were created. If you wish to take a break from Nashville's musical heritage, you can visit the Lane Motor Museum which features the largest collection of European automobiles and motorcycles in the U.S.
Once your flight to the airport has landed the most inexpensive way to travel to and from Nashville city centre is the MTA's bus route 18 Airport/Elm Hill. This bus departs from the airport on an hourly basis, from 7AM to 10PM, seven days a week. There are also a large number of taxi companies operating outside the main terminal, the meter starts at $7 and the rate is $2.10 per mile. The journey to downtown will cost you approximately $25, with an additional passenger charge of $1. If you would prefer to rent a car following your flight, you can find the airport's new rental car facility a short walk from the terminal building. This specialised facility houses nine leading rental car firms.