Local Dining
Discover great cafes and new restaurants in Nashville. More...
Campus Map
Explore the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University. More...
Meet the academic scholars prior to the conference. More...
The conference papers will be published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in an edited volume for public dissemination next year. You may read the first version of the conference papers online. More...

Charter Schools: What Fosters Growth and Outcomes?
The National Center on School Choice is hosting a national conference on charter school research for academic researchers and policymakers. The conference will be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from September 28-29, 2006. More...

All conference participants and attendees must make all travel arrangements for the National Conference on Charter School Research. This website section lists several different options and companies in the Nashville area. Please contact the conference registrar for more information. More...

Airport Transportation

The closest regional airport to the Vanderbilt campus is Nashville International Airport (BNA). It is recommended that you secure your travel plans as far in advance as possible for the lowest possible rate and seat availability during a busy weekend at Vanderbilt University. Ground transportation is available from the airport to Vanderbilt University and all hotels.

Ground Transportation

There are several options for ground transportation located on Level 1 of Nashville International Airport.

Taxi Information
Allied Cab
(615) 883-2323
United Cab
(615) 228-6969

Diamond Cab
(615) 254-7596

Checker Cab
(615) 256-7000

Kennedy Cab
(615) 256-9602

American Music City Cab
(615) 742-3030

Nashville Cab
(615) 242-7070

Yellow Cab
(615) 256-0101


Limousine and Shuttle Information
Sedan on Demand
(615) 254-4600
(800) 254-4600
First Impression Limousine Service
(615) 355-5945
(888) 546-6426

Signature Limousine Service
(615) 244-5466
(877) 255-0033

Gray Line Airport Express
(615) 883-5555
Departs Airport Every 15-20 Minutes


Rental Car Information
South Rental Car Lot
(615) 361-7467
(800) 462-5266
North Rental Car Lot
(615) 275-0011
(800) 736-8222

Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot
(615) 361-1212
(800) 331-1212

Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot
(615) 361-3131
(800) 654-3131

Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot
(615) 366-0814
(800) 527-0700

South Rental Car Lot
(615) 361-7467
(800) 227-7368

North Rental Car Lot
(615) 367-0503
(800) 800-4000

North Rental Car Lot
(615) 361-6050
(800) 367-2277


Driving Directions

Nashville Airport to Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (9.7 miles, 16 minutes):

Merge onto I-40 West toward Nashville / I-65 / I-24. Take the Demonbreun Street exit- EXIT 209B. Turn left onto Demonbreun Street. Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto Division Street. Turn right to stay on Division Street. Turn slight left onto 18th Avenue South. Turn right onto Edgehill Avenue.

Nashville Airport to the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University (9.1 miles):

Merge onto I-40 West to Exit 209A to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway, and straight to West End Avenue. Hotel is just past 25th Avenue, on the left. Estimated taxi fare: 20 USD (one way).

Nashville Airport to the Hampton Inn and Suites at the University:

From the airport enter I-40 Westbound. Stay on I-40 West into downtown Nashville. Take I-40 West and I-65 North to Church Street Exit (209). At the intersection, turn left (west) onto Church Street. Church Street becomes Elliston Place. The hotel is located on the right, on Elliston Place between 23rd and 24th Avenue North.

The National Center on School Choice conducts scientific, comprehensive, and timely studies on school choice to inform policy and practice. The Center exercises national leadership in coordinating multiple disciplines, research methodologies, and substantive issues associated with the design, implementation, and effects of school choice. More...