There are 5 ways to get from Jackson to New Orleans by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 27 min

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

$35 - $95

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Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  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 / ...

$37 - $87

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Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Jackson to New Orleans 187.3 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to New Orleans  •  4 h 16 min

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

$249 - $1,161

Fly to Baton Rouge, bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$282 - $1,204

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The cheapest way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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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 5 h 3 min.

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

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

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The best way to get from Jackson to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $35 - $95.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Jackson to New Orleans is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 5 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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

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

Amtrak operates a train from Jackson to New Orleans once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jackson to New Orleans via Baton Rouge, La in around 5 h 3 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Jackson/Vicksburg to Baton Rouge via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jackson Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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.

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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
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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There is no direct flight from Jackson/Vicksburg Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 28 min and has one stopover.

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

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Jackson to New Orleans is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Jackson to New Orleans.

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

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There are 633+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Jackson to Jackson/Vicksburg Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $35 - $45.

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