Ways to get around Nashville, TN that don’t involve a car

WeGo's new bus series | Photo via WeGo

World Car Free Day is Wed., Sept. 22 + commuters are encouraged to forego cars and get around by bus, bicycle, train, or on foot.

Whether you want to participate in the international event, or just want to explore alternative transit options, we’re breaking down ways to get around town that don’t involve a car.

🚌 WeGo Transit

WeGo services over 30 local and regional bus routes that connect to major corridors, businesses, and other stops throughout Nashville.

  • The bus service offers fares for adults, children, and seniors, including express service, monthly passes + more.
  • WeGo’s fall service changes will be implemented Sun, Oct. 3.
  • As a reminder, masks are required on all WeGo vehicles and in all WeGo facilities.

🚄 WeGo Star

The WeGo Star is a commuter rail service running between downtown Nashville and Lebanon. 

  • The 32-mile track features 7 stations, including stops in Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Donelson, and others.
  • Purchase monthly passes and 10-ride tickets online or single-ride tickets at WeGo Central, Riverfront Station, Mt. Juliet City Hall, and Lebanon City Hall.
  • After arriving at the Riverfront station downtown, hop on a WeGo bus to continue your commute.

Bonus: If you love commuting by train, Amtrak announced plans for potential new routes connecting Nashville to Chattanooga + Atlanta.

🚲 Nashville BCycle 

Nashville’s city-wide bike-share program relaunched operations in late July after the service shut down due to COVID-19.

  • The new all-electric fleet features 300 pedal-assist bikes.
  • Unlock a bike at one of the 23 stations using your phone + see available bikes in real time.

Take the bike on a 30-minute trip for $5 or explore guest, monthly, and annual passes.

🛴 Scooters

Nashville has a complicated history with electric scooters, but you can still find some companies in operation, such as Bird, Lime, and Unagi.