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Memphis-Jackson Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Memphis to Jackson. Traveling by train from Memphis to Jackson usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance197 mi (317 km)
Fastest train4h 32m
Lowest price$34.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak City of New Orleans
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Memphis to Jackson?

In the last month, $34.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $21.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Memphis to Jackson by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Memphis to Jackson in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Jackson from Memphis will be about $21.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Memphis to Jackson?

Amtrak City of New Orleans is the one and only train line which connects Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans14h 32m$43.31

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Memphis to Jackson during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Memphis to Jackson?

The distance between Memphis and Jackson is approximately 197 miles, or 317 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 32 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Memphis to Jackson are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Memphis at 6:00am and arrives in Jackson around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Memphis to Jackson?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Jackson with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jackson to Memphis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Memphis to Jackson for $45.00.

City Information

Memphis

Nestled on the bank of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a city that constantly vibes to the rhythm of the South. Audiophiles who have fallen in love with the voice of Elvis Presley will find Graceland a must-see destination during their trip. Let the voices of Johnny Cash and B. B. King guide you to the famous Sun Studio, considered the birthplace of rock ‘n roll itself. As the day comes to an end, unwind at the famous Beale Street, where top musicians started out their career, and enjoy live music at one of the local theaters. The street also features some of the best restaurants in town, so make sure to check those out.

Memphis is more than just a musical center of the South. It was the vibrant center of the civil rights movement, and it was here that Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath. Travelers interested in the city’s history should definitely take a tour around the National Civil Rights Museum. The moving and surreal exhibitions will offer a wealth of new perspectives.

Memphis' principal train hub is the Memphis Central Station, which has been in service since 1914. From there, you can travel by train to cities such as Chicago, Jackson, and Baton Rouge. On the outskirts of town, you will find the Memphis International Airport, and not far from it is the main bus stop used by Greyhound and other carriers.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Memphis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Memphis.

Where is the train station in Jackson?

Arrival stations

Jackson has one train station.

Need a return trip from Jackson to Memphis?

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