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Distance between Myrtle Beach and Nashville



Driving non-stop from Myrtle Beach to Nashville

How far is Nashville from Myrtle Beach? Here's the quick answer if you don't sleep at all, or you have a friend with you so each person can drive some of the way, letting you make the entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 592 miles or 953 km

Driving time: 9 hours, 48 minutes

This is a pretty long drive, so it's not very realistic to drive nonstop. To get a better idea of how long this road trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.





Flying non-stop from Myrtle Beach to Nashville

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 480 miles or 772 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 112 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/0th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




Myrtle Beach to Nashville road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Nashville, and you want to stop along the way to rest. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and maybe even find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over more than one day.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 10.5 hours on the road with 1 overnight


Itinerary

Start in Myrtle Beach.

Drive for about 1 hour, then stop in Latta and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 2 hours then stop at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 2 hours then stop in Greenville. Stay overnight.

The next day, drive for about 1 hour, then stop in Asheville and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 1 hour then stop in Pigeon Forge and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1.5 hours then stop in Fairfield Glade and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 2 hours and arrive in Nashville.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






Myrtle Beach to Nashville airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)

Arrival airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 7 minutes

Getting to your destination: 19 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from MYR connecting through CLT and arriving at BNA flying on American Airlines. We can figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, time to taxi on the runways, and an average layover time of about 2 hours.

Initial flight time: 59 minutes

Connecting airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Connection flight time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Myrtle Beach to Nashville including time spent getting to and from the airports, roughly 2 hours at the departure airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, plus the connecting flight with a 2-hour layover.

Total travel time: 7 hours




Plan a trip to Nashville

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Nashville, Tennessee. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Nashville. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Gaylord Opryland Resort. A great place to eat might be Bluebird Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Nashville like Grand Ole Opry. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Nashville like Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?. Click the button below to explore Nashville in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Nashville to Myrtle Beach, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Myrtle Beach, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Myrtle Beach!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 592 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 48 minutes
flight distance is 480 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 28 minutes
Nashville is 1 hour behind Myrtle Beach
26 Myrtle Beach travel answers
80 Nashville travel answers





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