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Getting In and Around Jackson

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With plenty of things to do and see, Jackson can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many ways of getting in and around Jackson.  Jackson is nestled at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 20, near the center of the Mississippi. You can get to Jackson by plane, rail, bus or car.  Also, the city has a well-established bus network that helps you navigate smoothly within the city.  This post highlights the ways of getting in and around Jackson, so you can make the best choice for your trip to Jackson.

Getting to Jackson

Getting to Jackson by Plane

Jackson Airport
Image By Absecon 49 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jackson-Evers International Airport serves the Jackson area. It is located about 6 miles east of Jackson. It offers direct flights to several major cities that include Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Washington, and Chicago. Airlines serving the airport include Delta Connection, American Eagle Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Express.

Address: 100 International Drive, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 601-939-5631

Getting to and from Jackson-Evers International Airport: Shuttle service, limousine, rental cars and cabs are available at the Jackson-Evers International Airport to get to the city.

Shuttle & Limousine Service

JAN SuperShuttle:  It is a shared ride airport shuttle.


Phoenix Limousine and Luxury Coach
Address: 811 E. River Place, Ste. 202 D, Jackson, MS 39202, United States
Phone: 1 601-806-0037

Executive Limo Services
Address: 4744 Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd, Jackson, MS 39211, United States
Phone: 1 601-987-9426


Rental Cars at Jackson Airport

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 143 S Hangar Dr, Jackson, MS 39298, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6893

Avis Car Rental
Address: 137 N Hangar Dr, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 601-939-5882
Hertz Rent a Car
Address: 131 N Hangar Dr, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 601-939-7600

National Car Rental
Address: 143 S Hangar Dr, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890

Budget Car Rental
Address: 137 S Hangar Dr, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 601-932-2126
Dollar Rent a Car
Address: 100 International Dr, Jackson, MS 39208, United States
Phone: 1 866-434-2226

Getting to Jackson by Car

Jackson Interstate Highway
Image By Ken Lund from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Interstate 220 Southbound, Jackson, Mississippi) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jackson is easily accessible by car. Several interstate highways, U.S. highways and state highways serve Jackson. Downtown Jackson is located at the intersection of I-20 that runs east-west and I-55 that runs south and north.  
  • Memphis, Tennessee is approx 210 miles from Jackson (north)
  • New Orleans, Los Angele is approx 190 miles from Jackson (south)
  • Atlanta, Georgia is approx 320 miles from Jackson (east)
  • Dallas, Texas is approx 300 miles from Jackson (west)

Interstate Highways in Jackson
  • Intertstate-20: It runs east and west from El Paso to Florence.
  • Interstate-55: It runs north and south from Chicago to New Orleans via Jackson.
  • Interstate-220: It connects I-20 and I-55 on the west and north sides of Jackson.
There are U.S. highways also serving Jackson
  • U.S. Highway 80: It runs parallel to I-20.
  • U.S. Highway 51 (State Street): It runs parallel to I-55 from the Interstate-55/Interstate-20 western split to downtown. 
  • U.S. Highway 49: It runs north and south from the Arkansas state line to Gulfport and Hattiesburg passing through Jackson via Interstate-220 and Interstate-20
State highways in Jackson
  • Mississippi Highway 25: It runs northeast to Starkville and Carthage.
  • Mississippi Highway 18: It runs southwest to Port Gibson and Raymond, and southeast on the way to Quitman and Bay Sprins.

Getting to Jackson by Bus

Greyhound offers bus service to Jackson.

Greyhound Union Station (Downtown Jackson)
Address: 300 W Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201, United States 
Phone: 1 601-960-1887

Getting to Jackson by Rail

Jackson Rail
Image By Augiejv (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Travelling by train is convenient and easy.  Amtrak offers service to Jackson. 
  •  The Amtrak City of New Orleans southbound offers service from Jackson to New Orleans. 
  • The Amtrak City of New Orleans northbound offers service from Jackson to Champaign-Urbana, Carbondale, Memphis, Chicago and some areas in between.
Amtrak Train Station in Jackson
Union Station
Address: 300 W Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201, United States
Phone: 1 800-872-7245

Getting Around Jackson

Getting Around Jackson by Bus

Jackson Local Bus
Image By Marduk (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The JATRAN (Jackson, Mississippi Transit System) is a public transportation system in Jackson. It operates local buses in Jackson that run half-hourly or hourly on weekdays and hourly on Saturdays during daytime.  The buses run from the Union Station. 

Address: 1785 US-80, Jackson, MS 39204, United States
Phone: 1 601-948-7140
Operating hours: Monday- Friday 5:15 am to 7:45 pm; Saturday: 6:45 am and 6:45 pm. 

Getting Around Jackson by Rental Cars

Rental cars are one of the best ways to get around the city. Many rental car agencies operate in the city of Jackson. 

Avis Car Rental
Address: 4450 US-80, Jackson, MS 39209, United States
Phone: 1 601-922-4823

Budget Car Rental
Address: 4450 US-80, Jackson, MS 39209, United States
Phone: 1 601-923-9504

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 1010 S State St, Jackson, MS 39201, United States
Phone: 1 601-948-0062
Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 4157 Robinson Rd, Jackson, MS 39209, United States
Phone: 1 601-922-3327

U-Save Car & Truck Rental
Address: 5454 I 55 N, Jackson, MS 39211, United States
Phone: 1 601-957-8728

Getting Around Jackson by Cabs/ Taxi Services

Metered taxis are available in Jackson. Some of the taxis/cab services in Jackson are: 

Jackson Taxi
Address: Jackson, MS, United States
Phone: 1 601-292-1100

Deluxe Cab Co
Address: Jackson, MS, United States
Phone: 1 601-948-4761

Jackson Taxi Cab
Address: Jackson, MS, United States
Phone: 1 601-228-2960

Deluxe CAB Co. Inc.
Address: 407 W Leavell Woods Dr #220a, Jackson, MS 39206, United States
Phone: 1 877-580-0904


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