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Travel to Mississippi

Flying to Mississippi

Airport Guides

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport




The airport lies to the east of the city.


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Travelling to Mississippi by Rail

Two Amtrak (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; lines traverse Mississippi: the 'City of New Orleans' passes through Jackson on its way north to Chicago, and the 'Crescent' cuts through the southeast corner of the state (stopping at Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg and Picayune) on its way from New Orleans to Atlanta, Washington, DC and New York City.

Approximate rail journey times:
From Jackson to New Orleans is 4 hours 30 minutes, to Memphis is 4 hours 30 minutes, and to Chicago is 10 hours 25 minutes.

Driving to Mississippi

Getting to Mississippi by boat