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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Amelia Island

Amelia Island, part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands in northeast Florida, is the perfect destination for some fun in the sun. The island offers miles of beaches with pristine waters and golden sands, golf courses, boutique shopping, luxury resorts, and quaint bed and breakfasts.

Jacksonville Airport (JAX) is 38 km (23.5 miles) from Amelia Island, and you can make the 30-minute drive by taxi or shuttle. Taking an airport taxi is the fastest and most comfortable transfer option. The taxi fare is estimated to cost at least around $45 (€42). Alternatively, several companies offer shuttles from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island. The cost of a shuttle transfer depends on the company you choose to book with, with one of the cheaper companies charging a rate of $70 (€65.50) per vehicle, which can seat up to 5 passengers.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Jacksonville at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €42 30min 24/7
Shuttle €65.50 30min 24/7

How to get from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island by taxi

Taking a taxi from the Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island is the fastest and most comfortable transfer option. Taxis are available 24/7. You can take a taxi from the airport’s taxi booths for a metered rate, or you can book your ride in advance with one of Jacksonville’s taxi companies or with Welcome Pickups‘ highly rated professional service that offers taxis at flat competitive rates. The journey by taxi from JAX airport to Amelia Island takes around 30 minutes if traffic is light. The taxi fare may vary among the different taxi companies but is estimated to cost at least $45 (€42).

Taxi fare from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island

The cost of a taxi is based on a metered rate unless booked in advance. The fare is determined by a base rate, the number of miles travelled, and the standing or waiting time. Fares may vary between the different taxi companies in Jacksonville and can generally be estimated based on the following rates:

  • Base fare: $1.50 (€1.40)
  • Price per mile: $1.85 (€1.73)
  • Hourly rate for standing or waiting: $13.80 (€12.89)

The fare to reach Amelia Island is estimated to total at least $45 (€42). For a flat competitive rate, you can also book your transfer in advance with one of Welcome Pickups‘ professional and prompt drivers.

Cost

$45 (€42)

Trip Duration

30 minutes

Prices may vary unless booked in advanced.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taxis from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island are available 24/7.

Where can I find a taxi?

After landing at Jacksonville International Airport and gathering your luggage, you can head to the Lower Level just outside of the Baggage Claim area. There, you can find the airport’s taxi booths, and staff can further direct you to a taxi.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the quickest and most comfortable option for going from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island. A taxi can take you from the airport directly to your accommodation without unnecessary stops and hassle.

Editor’s Note

Depending on how many people you are travelling with, it may be cheaper to take a taxi rather than a shuttle.

Useful Tips

Throughout the US, tipping your cab driver 20% for good service is standard.
Baby seats are not offered as standard, so if you require one, pre-booking your ride is recommended, or you may also wish you bring your own and ask the driver if you can fit it.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Jacksonville. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24h before and get a refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€133.0
NIGHTTIME
€160.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island by Shuttle

Several companies offer transfers from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island by shuttle. Shuttle transfers can be booked in advance by phone or online, and most companies offer services 24/7. The trip by shuttle takes at least 30 minutes, and there may be some additional waiting time at the airport depending on the company you book with. A couple of companies you can choose to book with include Amelia Island Airport Shuttle & Transportation and EZ Airport Shuttle.

How much does it cost to take the Shuttle from the Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island?

Shuttle fares may vary amongst the different companies offering shuttle services from JAX airport to Amelia Island. Amelia Island Airport Shuttle & Transportation charges a per vehicle rate of $70 (€65.50) and can accommodate up to 5 passengers. EZ Airport Shuttle offers services from JAX to the Ritz Carlton and The Omni on Amelia Island and charges a prorated rate per passenger, with one passenger costing $57.50 (€54), $37.50 (€35) per person for a party of two, and $27.50 (€25.70) per person for groups of 3 or more.

Cost

$70 (€65.50)

Trip Duration

30 mintues

You may have to wait 30 minutes for your Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island shuttle.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island shuttles are available 24/7, depending on the company you book with.

Where can I find the shuttle?

Where you can locate your driver and shuttle may depend on the company you book with. Generally, you can find your shuttle by heading past baggage claim 1 at the Prearranged Transportation area and then checking in at the Ground Transportation booth where a staff member will further direct you to your ride. If you book with Amelia Island Airport Shuttle & Transportation, your driver will meet you inside the terminal at baggage carousel 1. The driver will be holding a sign with your name.

Convenience

Taking a shuttle is the most convenient option for larger groups of travellers as you can all ride together from JAX airport to Amelia Island. You may have to wait a bit at the airport to depart, but once you are on your way, the journey is direct to Amelia Island.

Editor’s Note

To ensure shuttle availability, it is recommended that you book at least 24 hours in advance.

Useful Tips

You may be required to provide a credit card to make your reservation.
Different shuttle companies have varying cancellation policies; be sure to check the policy if you are unsure about taking your ride.
Depending on the company you book with and the service you choose, you may be dropped off directly at your accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island?

You can get from JAX airport to Amelia Island by taxi or by shared shuttle; there is no direct public transportation going to the island. The drive takes around 30 minutes without traffic.

How far is Jacksonville airport from Amelia Island?

Amelia Island is 23.5 miles (38 km) northeast of Jacksonville airport. By taxi or private shuttle, the journey takes at least 30 minutes, traffic dependant.

Is there a shuttle from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island?

Several companies offer shuttle services from Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island. A couple of options you can look at include Amelia Island Airport Shuttle & Transportation and EZ Airport Shuttle.

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