There are 6 ways to get from Jackson to New Orleans by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 27m

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

$35 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Jackson, Ms to Baton Rouge, La 1209
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La 1596 / ...

$39 - $55

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Jackson to New Orleans 187.3 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to New Orleans  •  4h 53m

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

$320 - $1,860

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Jackson/Vicksburg (JAN) to Baton Rouge (BTR) JAN - BTR
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La

$274 - $1,055

Fly to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Jackson/Vicksburg (JAN) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) JAN - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$306 - $1,269

Questions & Answers

Travel restrictions may apply and transportation services are subject to change. Please check before you travel.

Learn More.

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

More details

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

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Jackson to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Jackson, Ms and arriving at New Orleans, La via Baton Rouge, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

More details

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

More details

The distance between Jackson and New Orleans is 163 miles. The road distance is 187.3 miles.

Get driving directions

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

More details

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

More details

Jackson to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Jackson, Ms station.

More details

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

More details

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

Amtrak operates a train from Jackson Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jackson to New Orleans via Baton Rouge, La in around 5h 28m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jackson Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Jackson, Ms to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The best way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5h 28m, you could also fly, which costs $320 - $1,900 and takes 4h 53m.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Jackson/Vicksburg Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 52m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Jackson to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Jackson to New Orleans train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your Jackson to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

Search and book

There are 755+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

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

More details