Cheap flights to Mississippi

Mississippi is a state in southern United States of America, deriving its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary. It is bordered by Arkansas and Louisiana to the west, Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, and a small coastline on the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its major rivers include the Big Black River, the Pearl River, the Yazoo River, the Pascagoula River, and the Tombigbee River; its major lakes are Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Grenada Lake, and Sardis Lake – the largest. Mississippi is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area. Its capital and largest city is Jackson. The state’s catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the country. It has also been ranked as the most religious state since 2011. 


What to see & do

Civil War Park in Vicksburg can be visited during the day. Don’t forget to check out the Cairo battleship, which will take up around two to three hours of your time. Music fans will delight upon visiting the Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Watch live blues show in the Delta and in Jackson. If you happen to be visiting on the first week of June, then lucky you, as you will be able to catch B.B. King Homecoming Festival at Fletcher Park. Nature enthusiasts will surely be amazed upon going on a journey along the Natchez Trace Parkway (which starts in Natchez, MS, and ends in Nashville, TN). Traffic should be no problem, as commercial vehicles are not allowed. However, exercise caution (wild animals such as deer and turkeys springing out of nowhere are common) and obey traffic rules (the speed limit is strictly enforced by the US Park Police at 50 mph or 80 km/h). 


How to get around within Mississippi

Driving around by car is by far, the easiest way (and oftentimes, the only way) to navigate your way within the state. Getting around via the Greyhound buses is also possible, but terribly inconvenient, due to long waits, uncomfortable rides to remote areas, and unannounced bus route cancellations are all very common. It’s much more cost-efficient and practical to rent a car instead, especially since the buses’ covered routes are limited anyway. However, note that before you can rent a car, you must present a valid U.S. driver’s licence, be at least 25 years in age (some rental companies may allow 21 year old adults to rent their vehicles), and a major credit card issued by such companies as: Visa, Diner's Club, American Express, Discover Card, or MasterCard. But don’t lose hope just yet because some companies, such as Enterprise, Alamo, Thrifty, Rent-a-wreck, and Budget car rental will usually rent to customers without a major credit card; however, expect far more restrictions (and hassles) with their rental terms. Another way to get around is by the Amtrak train, along the following routes: the centre of the state (north / south route), the south-eastern corner of the state, and along the Gulf coast.


How to get there

Jackson-Evers International Airport, located in the capital, is the largest airport in Mississippi. It operates commercial, private, and military aviation; and is served by American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Express, and US Airways Express, with flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Charlotte, and Washington–National. Other airports in the state include Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, and the smaller Columbus (Golden Triangle Regional Airport), Greenville, Hattiesburg (Pine Belt Regional), Natchez, and Tupelo. Other ways of getting in include by car, via Interstate 20, I-10, I-55, and I-59; by train, via Amtrak; and by bus, via Greyhound bus lines. 

Flights to Mississippi

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