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Mississippi Guide


The Mississippi River flows along the western border of its much maligned namesake American state. Mississippi has overcome years of negative stereotypes and a recent slew of natural disasters to become one of America’s most underrated tourism destinations. In addition to the Natchez Trace Parkway’s natural beauty and the history of Vicksburg’s Civil War Park, Mississippi also contains a surprising amount of culture. Every four years, the state capital, Jackson, even hosts an international ballet competition.

Hiring a Vehicle

After they have taken the time to compare car hire before their trip, visitors without major credit cards are most likely to successfully rent vehicles from Budget, Thrifty, and Rent-A-Wreck. Mississippi’s two international airports and all of its major cities have the largest numbers of vehicles to choose from.


Despite their names, neither Jackson-Evers International Airport nor Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport currently offer any international flights, but nonetheless supply direct flights across the southeast United States. Car hire in Mississippi remains the most efficient way to explore this state whose bus and rail services are limited. Several Amtrak routes have closed in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Greyhound and Delta are the state’s two main bus lines.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Mississippi

Driving is frequently not only the easiest, but often the only, way to travel around Mississippi. Mississippi’s major interstate highways are I-10 across the Gulf Coast, I-20 across the state’s lower centre half, 1-59 leading to New Orleans, and I-55 connecting Jackson with Memphis and New Orleans. Night drivers should be extra careful as most Mississippi thoroughfares aren’t lit after dark.

Not to be Missed!

One of the most scenic drives motorists can take with car rental in Mississippi is the 444-mile long Natchez Trace Parkway between Nashville and Mississippi’s original state capital, Natchez. Many of Natchez’s more than 600 antebellum homes are well worth closer inspection. It takes an entire day to fully explore Vicksburg’s Civil War Park, but Clarksdale’s Blues Museum is the best place to fully appreciate the state’s most famous musical genre. Mississippi’s scenic Gulf Coast has recovered dramatically from Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Mississippi’s warmest months also bring the riskiest weather. As soon as the state’s early spring and summer tornado season ends, the hurricane season begins and lasts well into autumn. Fortunately, Mississippi’s short and mild winters mean visitors can still experience comfortable weather after the tornado and hurricane seasons are over. Snowfall is a rare sight in this state whose average January temperature is 9°C. July temperatures, on the other hand, regularly soar up to 35°C with high humidity.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).