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There are 3 ways to get from Jackson to New Orleans by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$35 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Jackson to New Orleans 187.2 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Jackson/Vicksburg (JAN) to New Orleans (MSY) JAN - MSY

$161 - $400

Jackson to New Orleans by train

The train journey time between Jackson and New Orleans is around 4h 27m and covers a distance of around 185 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 27m. Operated by Amtrak, the Jackson to New Orleans train service departs from Jackson and arrives in New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Jackson and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 27m.

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It is 163 miles from Jackson to New Orleans. It is approximately 187.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Jackson to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs $35 - $50.

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The train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal takes 4h 27m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Jackson to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Jackson station.

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The best way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Jackson/Vicksburg Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 39m and has one stopover.

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Jackson to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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  • Distance: 163 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between Jackson, MS, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 27m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Jackson to New Orleans hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jackson to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Jackson to New Orleans is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Jackson to New Orleans.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Jackson/Vicksburg Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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The best way to get from Jackson to Jackson/Vicksburg Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $45 - $60.

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