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Bus, Train to Jacksonville - JAX, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, Northeast Florida Airports

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Jacksonville Airport (JAX)

The major airport in the region is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). It services many of the major airlines, including discount airlines and regional airlines. The airport is located nine miles north of the city on I-95, and the airport runs shuttles to and from the city center for a reasonable fee at least once an hour. You can catch the shuttle at the Ground Transportation booth at the airport, and at Kings Avenue Station downtown on Riverplace Boulevard.

Northern Florida Airports near Pensacola and Daytona

Other airports that service the region are:
  • Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) is located three miles northeast of Pensacola from Route 10A. The airport services major U.S. airlines to and from the major Southern cities and the other regional airports, along with Chicago's O'Hare. All the major hotels have shuttles going to and from the airport, and cab services provide transport to the city.
  • Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), located 11 miles west of Mobile, Alabama from Airport Boulevard, services major U.S. airlines.
  • Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) is located four miles southwest of the city on Route 263 (Capital Circuit). The airport services major U.S. airlines to and from major Southern cities and the regional airports. All the major hotels have shuttles going to and from the airport, and cab services provide transport to the city.
  • Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), conveniently located near the Daytona International Speedway, services major U.S. airlines to and from Newark, Atlanta, Dulles, and O'Hare. The airport does provide shuttle service, however due to its proximity to the city, longer-distance transportation isn't all that necessary.
Economically, the airlines that service these airports are competitive with one another; however, unless you're going from Jacksonville to Pensacola or anywhere on the western Panhandle or the Nature Coast, it'll probably be more worthwhile to just rent a car once you land in Jacksonville. Otherwise you'll want either Pensacola Regional Airport or Tallahassee Regional Airport.

Florida Panhandle and Northeast Florida Driving Directions

If you're traveling by car you'll probably enter the region from I-95 (the route Morty and Helen Seinfeld may have taken) or I-75, which cross the region north-south, or I-10, which runs east-west and terminates at Jacksonville. Here are some approximate driving distances from places in and outside the region to Jacksonville:
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from Atlanta: 450 miles, 7 hours
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from Savannah: 140 miles, 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from Washington DC: 710 miles, 15 hours
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from New Orleans: 550 miles, 9 hours
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from Miami: 350 miles, 6 hours
  • Driving distance to Jacksonville from Orlando: 140 miles, 2½ hours

Bus to Jacksonville

Greyhound Lines runs buses around six times a day from Atlanta to Jacksonville, and more than a dozen a day from Savannah. There are also three daily buses from New Orleans to Pensacola. From Miami and Orlando each there are seven buses daily to Jacksonville.

Amtrak Train to Jacksonville

If you plan to arrive in northeast Florida and the Panhandle by train, you have one option: The Silver Service/Palmetto line. You can catch the train, which runs twice a day and stops at Jacksonville and Palatka, from major city on the East Coast including New York, Washington, DC, Charleston, Savannah, Orlando, and Miami. From Savannah to Jacksonville is about 2.5 hours.

Airports Serving Jacksonville, Destin, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Northeast Florida

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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)