Sleeping in Airports

Jackson Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Jackson Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Upstairs from the main lobby/ticketing area is a comfortable space with good chairs and a view. The area is carpeted and comfortably airconditioned/heated. I fell right to sleep and was not bothered all night. – a traveller

JAN Airport Overview

jackson airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Jackson Airport.

What to Expect

Jackson Airport (code: JAN) consists of a three-level, L-shaped terminal with two concourses (West and East). The airport features a restaurant, café, bar and gift shop/newsstand in both concourses, but limited amenities on the landside. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Jackson Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ramada Pearl Jackson Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Quality Inn & Suites Jackson International Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Flowood – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle service. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Jackson Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Jackson Airport. Connect to the “JMAA WiFi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, West Concourse • Airside, East Concourse, near Gates 3 & 4.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available in the public area of the terminal. Rates: unknown.

Business Center – Location: Terminal 2, East and West concourse.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Mississippi Braves Sam Adams kiosk (Location: Airside, West Concourse. Hours: 5:30AM – 7:00PM) • Sports Hall Café (Location: Airside, East Concourse. Hours: 7:00AM – 6:00PM).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – There are two landside airport shops and another located airside. All three are open from 5:00AM – 7:30PM.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is strictly prohibited throughout the terminal building. There are smoking areas in front of the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.


Jackson airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Frontier • United Airlines • Via Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rentals are available on Level 1 in the Baggage Claim area: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Payless • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Inn   •   Courtyard Jackson Airport/Pearl   •   Comfort Suites Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Jackson-Airport   •   Fairfield Inn & Suites Jackson Airport   •   Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Jackson – Flowood   •   Holiday Inn Express Jackson/Pearl International Airport   •   Quality Inn & Suites Jackson Int’l Arpt.   •   Ramada Pearl/Jackson Airport   •   Sleep Inn & Suites Pearl   •   Super 8 Pearl/Jackson East.


Metered taxis are readily available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.