Jackson (Mississippi)

Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi. While it does not offer much in terms of tourism, it can be used as a stopover for getting to other parts of the state or further.

Get in

By plane

Jackson is served by Jackson-Evers International Airport, with direct flights to a number of major cities by Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United, and American Eagle. Flights to regional hubs (Charlotte, Memphis, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston (Bush and Hobby), Atlanta, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare), Baltimore, Washington-National, Orlando)

By train

Amtrak serves Jackson with the once-daily City of New Orleans between Chicago and New Orleans.   Union Station is located on West Capitol Street, just west of downtown. The station also serves as a hub for local buses.

By bus

By car

Downtown Jackson is situated just northwest of the junction of Interstate 55 (running north and south) and Interstate 20 (running east and west). New Orleans, LA is about 190 miles south of Jackson; Memphis, TN. is about 210 miles north; Dallas, TX is about 300 miles west; Atlanta, GA is about 320 miles east.

Get around

JATRAN, the city transit system, has buses from Union Station six days a week until shortly after 5PM each day. Their phone number is: +1 601-948-7140 Pick up route schedules at the JATRAN office, open weekdays inside Union Station. The JATRAN is not considered safe or efficient transportation by locals.







Stay Safe



Be aware, there are no official consulates in the state of Mississippi. An honorary consulate only represents the business interests of a nation, and cannot provide legal or emergency assistance to their fellow citizens.

Go next

Routes through Jackson

Memphis Yazoo City  N  S  Brookhaven New Orleans
Vicksburg Clinton  W  E  Pearl Meridian
Memphis Ridgeland  N  S  Brookhaven New Orleans
Indianola/Greenwood Yazoo City  N  S  Pearl Hattiesburg
Vicksburg Clinton  W  E  Pearl Meridian
Tupelo Ridgeland  N  S  Clinton Natchez

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