Nashville MTA FAQs
How do I find schedule information?
You can access schedule information in the following ways:
What types of routes are available?
How do I know which route to take?
Once you master the simple art of reading bus schedules, you'll be ready to ride. So let's take each part separately.
The Route Map
Start by looking at the route map. Most routes travel into and out of downtown through Music City Central. Here are some things to understand about the map you're looking at:
A bus schedule newbie may believe that the time points and places of special interest are the only places
that the bus stops. To the contrary, there are so many places we stop, making it easy to use the system, that there's no way
we could show them all. Pick up the bus at any location marked with a blue-and-white MTA bus stop sign. Benches and shelters
are provided at many of these stops.
The schedule specifies the times that buses pass through each time point shown on the route map. Each line of times in a schedule represents a single bus. The times show when the bus will be traveling arriving at that location.
If you happen to be catching the bus at one of these locations, you know just when you need to be there. If your stop is in between two locations, the times still help you estimate departures and arrivals.
All schedules show times for weekday service. Most routes also operate on Saturday and Sunday. There are separate schedules for weekdays, Saturdays/MLK Jr. Holiday and Sundays/Holidays.
For additional information, contact us at (615) 862-5950.
How do I pay?
You can pay your fare in cash when you board the bus. The fare box accepts $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills as well as U.S. coins, including the $1 coin. Drivers do not give change. Change cards will be issued at the fare box for money paid over the fare amount.
All fare media also are available for purchase at the Ticketing and Information window at Music City Central. Cash, checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted. A picture ID may be required for credit card and check purchases. In addition, tickets are available online at nashvillemta.org. A shipping fee of $3.50 ($12 certified mail) is applied to all online, mail and phone orders.
Can your buses accommodate people using wheelchairs?
Yes, our entire fleet is ADA Accessible.
Can I bring my bike on the bus?
Yes, our buses are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks.