Airports/Travel in Tennessee

If you are arriving by commercial airline, the closest airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, Tennessee. If you are arriving by private plane, your best choice is the Sumner County Regional Airport (M33) in Gallatin, Tennessee. Other private airports nearby at the Portland Municipal Airport (1M5) in Portland, Tennessee, and the Lafayette Municipal Airport (3M7) in Lafayette, Tennessee. (Note: no rental cars are available at the Portland or Lafayette airports.)Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport (airport identifier BNA) is the closest airport to Portland that has regularly-scheduled commercial flights. Airlines include: Delta, Delta Express, Comair/Delta Connection, Southwest (which has a hub here), American, American Eagle, United, United Express, Continental, Northwest and Air Canada. The Nashville Airport is approximately 40 miles south of Portland. All of the major rental car companies are represented at the airport.


Visit the Nashville International Airport’s web site:


You may also wish to visit one of the airline web sites:

Air Canada:
American Eagle:
Frontier Airlines:
Jet Blue:
United Express:
US Airways:
US Airways Express:


All major rental car companies serve the Nashville International Airport.


Sumner County Regional Airport

The Sumner County Regional Airport is approximately 15 miles south of Portland.

Location: 2 miles east of Gallatin, Tennessee.
Airport Identifier: M33
Elevation: 584 feet
Beacon: White-Green
Fuel Available: 100LL, Jet-A
Runway: 5000 x 100 feet, asphalt.

Enterprise Rent-A-car has an office in Gallatin. If you call them in advance, they will bring a rental car to you at the Sumner County Regional Airport. Their phone number and hours are here.


There are many hotel choices in all price ranges in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Americas Best Value Inn
101 West Broadway
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-4521

Comfort Inn
354 Sumner Hall Drive
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 230-8300

Guest House Inn
221 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-5433

Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 206-9595

Jameson Inn
1001 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-4494