Hiring a car is the best way to get around in Jackson as many of the attractions lie outside the city. Parking is easy to find everywhere but downtown. The JATRAN bus is a reliable way to get around. It operates Monday to Friday 5.15am to 7.45pm and on Saturday from 6.45am to 6.45pm. Most routes operate every 60 minutes with limited service every 30 minutes on Routes 1, 8 and 12. Metered taxis are available, but must be booked by phone at least 30 minutes in advance, as cabs do not cruise or wait at taxi ranks; Lyft and Uber are also available.
Jackson International Airport
The airport is a 10-mile (16km) drive east of downtown Jackson.
Jackson International Airport (JAN)
LocationThe airport is a 10-mile (16km) drive east of downtown Jackson.
Getting to the city
There is no reliable public transport to the city, though taxis and shuttle services are available, as are rental cars.
TimeGMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, National, Alamo, Thrifty, Payless and Dollar. All car hire companies have desks on Terminal Level 1 across from baggage claim.
Taxis are undoubtedly the most convenient way to travel from the airport into downtown Jackson. Travellers should simply hail a taxi outside Arrivals; the meter should be turned on for the duration of the journey.
The airport has ATMs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special requirements should inform their airline in advance. A Disabled Passenger Shuttle Service is available 24 hours a day to transport those with special needs around the airport.
Long and short-term parking is available. The parking garage charges $16 per day, while the surface lot is $14 per day. The long-term lot is only $10 per day, and is connected to the terminal via a complimentary shuttle.