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

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

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

$35 - $95

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Jackson 187 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  5 h 15 min

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

$176 - $762

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Jackson Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Jackson is 163 miles. The road distance is 187 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Jackson without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $35 - $95.

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The train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Jackson Amtrak Station takes 3 h 43 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Jackson is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $800 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Jackson/Vicksburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Jackson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Jackson Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Jackson.
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  • Distance: 163 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from New Orleans to Jackson twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Jackson hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Jackson/Vicksburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Jackson/Vicksburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Jackson/Vicksburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Jackson/Vicksburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Jackson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice 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

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

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

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There are 93+ hotels available in Jackson. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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