Jackson, MS
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Recent Alumnus

Transportation: We don't have any for of transportation available, it depends on you; Jackson has a public bus though

2 College Freshman

Transportation: You really need a car at Millsaps. Jackson public transportation is horrible and I wouldn't recommend walking around Jackson late at night.

College Freshman

Transportation: There is a trolley that can take you certain places. Or you can call a cab.

Niche User

Transportation: Students that use the JATRAN have nothing bad to say about it. At the same time, they seem to be kind of scummy-looking. The cabs aren't worth the fare. This isn't New York, but they actually charge more.

Niche User

Transportation: If it has any sort of educational value, I have always found that some school group or some friend will be willing to give you a ride. That's the best way, because planning your trip around a bus schedule isn't worth it. Besides, downtown is within walking distance. If you wanted to hoof it to the museum or the planetarium or even Thalia Mara, all I suggest is that you start out much earlier.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 956th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1066th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Plaquemine, LA
Political Science and French
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Although Jackson has an affordable busing system and a number of taxi services, students mostly use cars. Once you have figured out some of the locales, it becomes easy to get rides to the most popular downtown destinations. The cultural hotspots are clumped together and are within a few minutes from campus. Most students don’t walk, but Jackson is a walker’s city. Within an hour, one could make it from campus to the capital building to the public library to the museum. The city’s cab services, often ignored, are inconvenient and not often used by resident Jacksonians.

The Jackson streets have a reputation for being very poorly maintained. The average tire life in the city is six months. It might be commonplace for a driver to have to deal with a flat tire or severely worn tires. The Jackson-Evers Airport makes a wide variety of flights available. However, it does not have a food court or any souvenir shops. Sometimes, buses will be provided from campus to some events such as Homecoming.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A native Jacksonian's car
  • Your own car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
From I-20 E, take Exit 52 to Jackson International Airport and turn left onto MS-475 N (Airport Road South). A cab ride to the airport costs about $20.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

If you're handicapped, Millsaps security will offer you a ride on one of their golf-cart-like patrol vehicles

Public TransitWhat's This?


JATRAN buses run 13 fixed routes Monday-Saturday from 5 a.m.-7 p.m.

(601) 948-7140

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Jackson-Evers International Airport

The Jackson-Evers International Airport, named after the civil-rights activist and native Jacksonian Medgar Evers, is 19 minutes (14 miles) away from Millsaps's campus.

100 International Dr., Jackson

(601) 939-5631

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound Bus Terminal and the Amtrak Station share space in downtown Jackson; they are located approximately 2 miles (6 minutes) away.

300 W. Capital St., Jackson

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Greyhound Bus Terminal and the Amtrak Station share space in downtown Jackson; they are located approximately 2 miles (6 minutes) away.

300 W. Capital St., Jackson

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 0% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 7 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 5 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 100% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 5 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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