Transportation

Travel by Air
Amelia Island is an easy 30-minute drive from  Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), making the airport a quick and convenient option for air travelers from all over the world. Some island accommodators, such as the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, offer shuttle service to and from the airport for a fee. JAX offers flights on major airlines including AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways. 

In addition, the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FBO) offers corporate airplanes and jets the advantage of easy landings and departures.  McGill Aviation offers the amenities expected for the private aircraft customer, including a Hertz Local Edition office on location.

Travel by Boat
The Fernandina Harbor Marina is the perfect home base for those traveling to Amelia Island by boat. The Marina offers 1,000 linear feet of side-tie dockage, 25-foot depth, and concrete floating docks. The Marina also offers amenities such as high-speed gas and diesel fuel pumps, moorings, 30- and 50-amp power, showers and on-site washers and dryers as well as a captains lounge with satellite television and wireless internet access. Boaters have several choices for restaurants and shops within walking distance of the Marina. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway at mile 716 on the Georgia/Florida border. Reservations can be made by calling the dock house at 904-491-2090.

Travel by Car
An easy drive from Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and other points north, south and west, arrival on Amelia Island is worth the trip.  Two bridges connect the island with the mainland. 

From the south: Take Florida A1A south of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which traverses the St. Johns River.  Or, take State Road 9A north (over the Dames Point Bridge) to Heckscher Drive then north on 105.

From I-95: Take I-95 to Exit 373, turn east onto A1A, travel 15 miles crossing the Intracoastal Waterway onto Amelia Island.

  • Drive Time:
  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
Amelia Island Tourist Development Council 102 Centre Street, Amelia Island, FL 32034› Call 904-277-0717 Fax 904-432-8417
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