Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi. It is best known for being the home of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Get in

By air

The Laurel-Hattiesburg Regional Airport (IATA: PIB) is served by American Airlines with connections to Dallas, TX and Meridian, MS. Silver Airways discontinued its Atlanta flight in early 2015.

The closest full service airports are in Gulfport (about 1 hour 20 mins on US-49), Jackson (about 1-1/2 hours on US-49), Mobile (about 2 hours on US-98), and New Orleans (about 1 hour 45 mins on I-59).

By car

Hattiesburg is at the midpoint of Interstate 59 that connects New Orleans and Meridian. Other major highways include US Route 49 to Jackson and Gulfport and US Route 98 to Mobile, Alabama.

By train

Amtrak serves Hattiesburg daily with the Crescent between New York and New Orleans.   Hattiesburg station is at 308 Newman St, located just south-west of downtown.

Get around

Public transportation in Hattiesburg is largely undeveloped. The best way to get around is by car.

By bus

Hub City Transit provides four fixed bus routes in the downtown area around the Amtrak station. Buses run every hour between 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM. The fare is 50 cents for adults, 25 cents for senior citizens and children 5 years to high school age. Route 1 travels between the Amtrak station and the hotels near I-59 and Hardy St. This bus stops at the University of Southern Mississippi and many restaurants along Hardy Street.


Historic Downtown Hattiesburg Come to downtown to enjoy the classic architecture. Many small cafes and restaurants, many have great lunch specials. There are several shops along front street. Try the depot coffee shop for great coffee in a great atmosphere, right across the street from the Historic Train Depot.





Go next

Routes through Hattiesburg

New Orleans Picayune  W  E  Meridian Atlanta
Birmingham Meridian  N  S  Picayune New Orleans
Jackson Collins  N  S  Wiggins Gulfport
Natchez McComb  W  E  Mobile Pensacola

This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.