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Nashville International Airport (BNA) Airport TSA Security Wait Time Information

Nashville International Airport is famous for effortless security checks and it is considered a well-managed and popular airport in the country.

As wait time information for security checkpoints is available to passengers, they can continue with their essential work during the span of time. From sipping coffee to attending online meetings, you can do anything desirable before heading to the departure gate without any concern.

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Nashville airport features CLEAR expedited security screening. Joining CLEAR will save you time and stress in BNA security lines.  See below for CLEAR location and hours within the airport.

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to BNA: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check BNA Arrival Delays, BNA Departure Delays, or use iFLY's BNA Flight Tracker.

BNA Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

BNA is an airport packed with passengers with one main checkpoint. Each of these checkpoints allows the PreCheck option and is operated with smart devices. The hours shown below are subject to change:

BNA Main Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 3.30 AM

Arrive at least 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times BNA

BNA Airport may differ as per holidays, travel, and busy days. While the current wait times can be checked at BNA Airport, the values you see presently might not be valid on reaching the airport.

TSA PreCheck at BNA

Each security checkpoint at BNA has access to TSA Precheck lanes. Passengers and frequent travelers can sign up for TSA's PreCheck Program at BNA Airport. After sign-in and approval, a Known Traveler Number will be provided to access an easy screening lane.

With PreCheck, passengers do not have to remove shoes, laptops from laptop cases, belts, etc. The wait time in the security check line will be less than 5 minutes. The cost of TSA PreCheck for five years is $85.

The office hours for PreCheck at the BNA Airport are Monday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m, Tuesday - Thursday Closed, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m, Saturday and Sunday Closed.


BNA supports Clear at its terminal for a better traveling experience. Both the eyes and fingerprints get monitored by Clear to get you through the security checkpoints quickly. There will be no scenario of waiting in a queue to move past security. You will have a personal lane at the security checkpoint to enter through biometric authentication instantly.

With clear, you would not have to wait for a TSA agent to check the ID documents at the airport. If you are enrolled for both Clear and TSA Precheck, you will be redirected to the PreCheck line instantly. Clear is quite time-saving at these security checkpoints

Clear Lane and Enrollment hours for BNA Airport are 4:30 am to 6:00 pm.

About Nashville International BNA Airport Wait Times

BNA Airports security wait time is less and there are short wait times. The security checkpoints of the main terminal hold a digital display to know approximate wait times. Both the wait times and security checks become easy for travelers. However, these timings may vary as per numerous factors

It's recommended by TSA to arrive at the airport before the scheduled flight departures. This assists you with BNA security wait times, digital display, and programs for better planning. Make sure to correlate the wait times with the ticket counter of the airline.

Each airline has a particular arrival time and it's recommended to reach the airport as per the same. The passengers should arrive at the check-in counter and flight departure gate timely. The advance arrival time may depend on the airline opted by you.

TSA Pre Check at BNA


Terminal MAIN

Main Checkpoint