Jackson International Airport (JAN) is a regional airport with limited direct flights, but plenty to DFW and ATL. Car Rentals: The airport is located off I-55 Freeway northbound, approximately 10 miles northeast of Downtown. Car rental companies include Alamo (800-327-9633), Avis (601-939-5853), Budget (601-939-0571), Hertz (601-939-5312), National (800-227-7368). Taxis: pick-up at the airport terminal lower level. Cab fare from the airport to downtown is $25, plus a charge for each piece of luggage. JIA airport and downtown are the only reliable places to catch a taxi. Taxis include Citi-Cab (601-355-8319), Deluxe Cab (601-948-4761), Independent Cab (601-354-1792) and Veterans Cab (601-355-8319). The airport is jointly named in honor of Medgar Evers.
Amtrak features once daily train Jackson service in this long distance route:
City of New Orleans: Chicago-Memphis-Jackson-New Orleans
Jackson Freeway Network surrounds the central city. Driving here by car is best via Interstates 20 or 55 or by US Highway 49. Compared to Memphis or Charlotte, the freeways are seldom overcrowded.