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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to St. Augustine

Along the northeast coast of Florida sits the USA’s oldest city, St. Augustine. History buffs can tread the cobblestone streets in the historic district and marvel at sites such as the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century Spanish fortress. Beach-goers can catch some sun rays and explore St. Augustine’s beaches along the Atlantic coast. At night, be sure to check out the cosy cafes and bars in the historic district and treat your palette to some of Florida’s delicious coastal cuisine.

The Jacksonville Airport (JAX) is around 84 km (52 miles) from St. Augustine, and you can make the journey by taxi, shared shuttle, or bus. Taking an airport taxi is by far the fastest and most comfortable transfer option. By car, it takes around an hour to an hour and a half to go from JAX to St. Augustine and costs around $94 (€87.55). Several companies are offering shared shuttles from the airport, with transfers estimated to cost at least $90 (€83.83). Alternatively, you can take a public bus from JAX to downtown Jacksonville and transfer to a Greyhound bus to go the rest of the way to St. Augustine. The fare for both buses will total at least $8.75 (€8.15).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €87.55 60min 24/7
Shuttle €88.52 60min 24/7
Bus €16.30 120min 05:30–23:30

How to get from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine by taxi

Taking a taxi from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine is the quickest and easiest transfer option, and taxis are available 24/7 from the airport’s taxi booths. You can also book your transfer in advance at a fixed competitive rate. The journey by taxi from JAX airport to St. Augustine takes around one hour to one and a half depending on traffic. Unless you book your transfer in advance, the taxi fare is based on a metered rate and is estimated to cost at least $94 (€87.55).

Taxi fare from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine

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 but 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 St. Augustine is estimated to total at least $94 (€87.55). For a flat competitive rate, you can also book your transfer in advance with one of Welcome’s professional, friendly and prompt drivers.

Cost

$94 (€87.55)

Trip Duration

1-1.5 hours

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine 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 by far the fastest option as well as the most comfortable to reach St. Augustine from the airport as you won’t have to wait for shuttle or bus departures, and a taxi will take you directly to your accommodation. If you share a taxi with another passenger or two, the cost is comparable and maybe even cheaper than taking a shuttle.

Editor’s Note

If travelling in a bigger group, it may be easier and cheaper to pre-book your airport transfer with a top-rated provider like Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

Throughout the US, tipping your driver 20% for good service is standard.
If you are hailing a taxi and want to pay by card, double-check that the driver can accept card payments before taking your ride.

How to get from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine by Shuttle

There are several companies offering transfers from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine by shuttle. One of those companies is Getz-Ya-There Airport Shuttle which is available 24/7 and charges a minimum of $90 (€83.83) for a shuttle transfer. Shuttle transfers must be booked in advance by phone or online. The journey takes one to one and a half hours, and you may have some additional waiting time for departure from the airport.

How much does it cost to take the Shuttle from the Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine?

Shuttle fares may vary amongst the different companies offering shuttle services from JAX to St. Augustine. The company Getz-Ya-There Airport Shuttle charges a minimum fare of $90 (€83.83) for the first passenger and $5 (€4.69) for each additional passenger (for up to 6 passengers). Fuel surcharges apply. Cancellation fees may also be charged for cancelled trips.

Cost

$90 (€83.83)

Trip Duration

1-1.5 hours

You may have to wait an hour for the shuttle.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttles from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine are available 24/7, depending on the company you book with.

Where can I find the shuttle?

After booking your shuttle and arriving at the airport, you can locate your shuttle by heading past Baggage Claim 1 at the Prearranged Transportation area. To locate your driver and vehicle, check-in at the Ground Transportation booth; a staff member will direct you from there to your ride.

Convenience

Taking a shuttle is the most convenient option for larger groups of travellers as you can all ride together to St. Augustine. You may have to wait a bit at the airport to depart, but once you are on your way, the journey is direct to St. Augustine, and depending on the company you book with and the service you choose, you may be dropped off directly at your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

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

Useful Tips

Getz-Ya-There offers Wi-Fi on board.
Most shuttle companies accept payments by cash or card.

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.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€220.0
NIGHTTIME
€264.0
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 St. Augustine by Bus

The cheapest option to get from JAX airport to St. Augustine is to go by bus. First, you will have to take the public bus – Line 1 (operated by Jacksonville Transportation Authority) to the JRTC BAY J station in downtown Jacksonville. Then, you will go to the adjacent Greyhound bus terminal and take a Greyhound bus the rest of the way. This route costs at least $8.75 (€8.15) depending on which Greyhound bus you take, and the journey takes around 2 hours, not including waiting time.

How much is the fare for the bus from Jacksonville airport to St. Augustine?

You will have to pay the fare for the local Line 1 bus to downtown Jacksonville, plus the fare for the Greyhound bus. Line 1 bus costs $1.75 (€1.64), whilst the fare for the Greyhound bus depends on what time your bus departs. The bus departing at 14:25 costs $7 (€6.57) and includes a carry-on bag and one luggage bag to be stored under the bus. For a standard economy fare, the bus departing at 15:30 costs $25 (€23.45) and the bus departing at 23:30 costs $23 (€21.57). Your Greyhound bus ride can be booked and paid for online.

Cost

$8.75 (€8.15)

Trip Duration

2 hours

You may have to wait up to 30 minutes for the Line 1 bus, and the Greyhound bus only departs at 14:25, 15:30 and 23:30.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Line 1 bus is available every 30 minutes from 5:30 to 23:00 and the Greyhound bus is available at 14:25, 15:30 and 23:30.

Where can I find the bus?

To get to the Line 1 bus, exit the airport to the right and head south along Dixie Clipper Dr. to the J. I. A. bus stop. The bus stop is just a couple of minutes’ walk from outside the baggage claim area. After taking the Line 1 bus to the JRTC Bay J station, you will have to head to the Greyhound Intercity Bus Terminal which is just to the north across W. Forsyth St. from the JRTC Bay J station.

Convenience

Taking the bus is a great option if you are hoping to save some money and aren’t in a hurry. If you are arriving at the airport in the morning, you will have to wait a while to take the Greyhound bus from downtown Jacksonville as they only run in the afternoon and at night. Also, you will have to walk a bit to transfer buses, and you may need to walk or take another form of transport one in St. Augustine to reach your final destination.

Editor’s Note

Another option is to take the Line 1 bus and then instead transfer to the St. Johns bus at the JRTC BAY J station which you can take to the St. Johns Administration station. Then you will have to transfer again to the Government Center station which is a short walk away and take the Red Line bus from there the rest of the way to St. Augustine.

Useful Tips

Students and seniors may be eligible for discounts.
The line 1 bus fare must be paid in exact change unless you pre-pay with the My JTA App.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct Jacksonville airport to St Augustine shuttle?

Yes, several shuttle companies offer direct transfers from JAX to St. Augustine. A couple of the companies you can consider booking with are Getz-Ya-There Airport Shuttle and Airport Shuttle of St. Augustine, Inc. Both companies request that you book at least a day in advance to ensure shuttle availability, and they charge a minimum of $90 (€83.83) for the first passenger.

How much is a taxi from Jacksonville airport to St Augustine?

Unless you book your ride in advance, the taxi fare is based on a metered rate that is estimated to cost around $1.50 (€1.40) for the base rate, $1.85 (€1.73) per mile, and an hourly fee for standing or waiting of $13.80 (€12.89). The fare to reach St. Augustine is estimated to total at least $94 (€87.55).

How far is Jacksonville airport from St Augustine?

The Jacksonville airport is 52 miles (84 km) from St. Augustine. By car, the journey takes an hour to an hour and a half depending on traffic. By bus, the journey takes around 2 hours, not including the time spent waiting for bus departures.

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