How to Get Around the City
There are so many ways to get to Jackson. Once you're here, we promise, you'll never want to leave.
Located at the crossroads of I-20 and I-55, Jackson is easily accessible by all modes of transportation.
The Jackson International Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. Bus/Train Station is conveniently housed downtown. Ground distances (miles) to other major cities: Atlanta: 441 - Birmingham: 248 - Chicago: 753 - Dallas: 412 - Memphis: 208 - Miami: 979 - New Orleans: 185 - St. Louis: 505
AMTRAK AT UNION STATION
Amtrak operates a nationwide rail network, serving more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, on more than 21,400 miles of routes. It is the nation’s only high-speed intercity passenger rail provider.
Take the City of New Orleans passenger rail liner from Union Station in downtown Jackson, which serves a route from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA, with stops along the way in Memphis and more. Daily southbound departures are around 11:30 am with northbound service departing around 5:30 pm. Book your ticket here.
The City of Jackson, Department of Planning and Development, Office of City Planning, Transit Services Division is proud to provide JATRAN fixed route and JATRAN HandiLift ADA paratransit bus service throughout the City of Jackson.
JATRAN provides fixed route and demand-responsive bus service throughout the City of Jackson. You can count on JATRAN to provide transit services - Monday through Friday from 5:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. JATRAN fixed routes generally operate Monday through Saturday. No JATRAN service is provided on Sunday and the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Bus stops are located at approximately one-quarter mile intervals along each route and are identified by a JATRAN sign.
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JACKSON-MEDGAR WILEY EVERS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
100 International Dr., Suite 300 Jackson, MS 39208
601-896-0074 | Airport Guide
Jackson-Evers International Airport is the commercial airport serving Jackson, Mississippi. Designated as a general-purpose Foreign Trade Zone, the airport maintains two 8,500-foot runways and has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation.
Airlines serving Jackson are American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Direct flights serving Jackson as of June 6:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Charlotte (CLT)
- Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
- Houston (IHA and HOU)
- Miami (MIA)
- Orlando (MCO)
- Washington, D.C. (BWI and DCA)
Explore JXN Neighborhoods
Downtown is where government buildings, museums, and historic architecture collide in the heart of the capital city, resulting in a growing residential and public art scene.
Belhaven Historic District offers nothing short of charm with its tree-lined streets, 1900s-era craftsmen homes, and unique businesses.
Midtown is a diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood located just north of downtown Jackson, adjacent to Millsaps College and Baptist Hospital and two blocks from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The Fondren Historic District has been known as one of Jackson's cultural centers since the 1920s, with spaces to enjoy music, food, the arts, and everything in between.
In North Jackson’s shopping district, you can find tried-and-true retail staples on the city's furthest northern reaches - and Civil Rights history at Tougaloo College.
Named after explorer Louis LeFleur, LeFleur East is located where the city of Jackson originated.
Steeped in history and culture, West Jackson is experiencing renewed interest thanks to places like Jackson State University.
South Jackson has several hidden culinary gems and historical sites in the capital city, including Buddy Butts Park, a nature and hiking park with well-maintained, well-marked trails for hikers and mountain bikers.