Bicycling the Natchez Trace

Public Transportation and Car Rentals near the Natchez Trace

The following are public transportation sources in Natchez, Jackson, Tupelo and Nashville that can help you access the Natchez Trace Parkway. This information about bus transportation, commercial airports and car rental companies should be helpful to bicyclists as they plan their Natchez Trace cycling trips.

Natchez, Mississippi

Delta Bus Lines
103 Lower Woodville Road
Natchez, MS 39120
601.445.5291

Car Rentals:
Enterprise 601-442-4600 (Enterprise usually rents round-trip) is the only car rental company in Natchez. However, you can rent one-way by paying an additional "drop fee".  Many cyclists will rent "one way" with Enterprise between Natchez and the Jackson, MS airport and then rent from a different rental company "one way" for the remainder of their drive.

Jackson, Mississippi

Greyhound Bus Terminal *
300 West Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39201
601.353.6342
800.231.2222 (tickets)
www.greyhound.com

Amtrak
300 West Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601.355-6350 - Passenger Station
800.872.7245 - Reservations
www.amtrak.com

Jackson Metropolitan Airport
Located 12 miles southeast of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Served by major carriers
www.jmaa.com

Car Rentals:
Several major car rental companies are located at the airport.

Tupelo, Mississippi

Greyhound Bus Terminal *
201 Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
662.842.4557
800.231.2222 (tickets)
www.greyhound.com

Tupelo Municipal Airport
Located half a mile west of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Served by Northwest Airlines
www.flytupelo.com

Car Rentals:
Several major car rental companies are located at the airport.

Nashville, Tennessee

Greyhound Bus Terminal *
200 Eight Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37203
615.255-3556
800.231.2222 (tickets)
www.greyhound.com

Nashville Metropolitan Airport
Located 35 miles east of the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Served by major carriers
www.flynashville.com

Car Rentals:
Several major car rental companies are located at the airport.

Hertz – Downtown Nashville
3100 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
615.327.5453
During the week they can pick you up at the northern terminus of the Trace and take you to their downtown office to rent a car.

Hertz – Franklin, TN
1113 Murfreesboro Rd Ste. 402
Franklin, TN 37064-1308
615.599.3606
During the week they can pick you up within 30 minutes of Franklin and take you to their Franklin office to rent a car. (This pick-up area would include some of the B&Bs near the northern terminus of the parkway.)

* Greyhound Bus - Unfortunately, you cannot take bikes with you on Greyhound buses. Bikes can be shipped separately with the Greyhound Package Express service. For more information call 800-739-5020. Some of the bike shops located near the Trace can ship/receive bikes. Click here for more information.


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