Getting to Amelia Island

Tucked against Northeast Florida’s stunning coast and with 13 miles of beautiful beaches, Amelia Island makes enchantment easy to reach. Just make sure you build in a little extra time to enjoy the scenery as you make your way here.

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Easy to get to, hard to forget

Whether you prefer air travel, driving, or a combination of both, there are several convenient options that make getting to this island paradise a breeze.


From Jacksonville International Airport

The closest major airport to Amelia Island is the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located approximately 30 miles southwest of the island. JAX is supported by all major airlines with nonstop services to several U.S. cities, and the list continues to grow. Upon landing, you have several transportation options to reach Amelia Island. Rental car services are readily available at the airport, along with private car services, taxis and rideshare.

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The Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

Looking for something a little smaller and more private? Bent Wing Flight Services at FBMA offers corporate and private airplanes and jets the luxury of easy landings and carefree departures. Conveniently located on Amelia Island, the recently updated municipal airport delivers a truly unforgettable travel experience.

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How to get to Amelia Island by car

Amelia Island is easily accessible by car via Interstate 95 (I-95), which runs along the eastern coast of the United States connecting major cities from Miami to Boston. Travelers coming from the north or south can take I-95 and then exit onto State Road A1A, which leads directly to Amelia Island. The drive to the island is a scenic journey, offering picturesque views of Florida’s coastal landscapes and charming towns along the way.

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Distance from other Major Cities

  • Jacksonville – 33 Mi/53 Km
  • Charlotte – 372 Mi/599 Km
  • St. Augustine – 69 Mi/111 Km
  • Miami – 379 Mi/610 Km
  • Savannah – 127 Mi/204 Km
  • Nashville – 489 Mi/790 Km
  • Hilton Head – 159 Mi/255 Km
  • Washington Dc – 620 Mi / 1014 Km
  • Orlando – 177 Mi/285 Km
  • Philadelphia – 835 Mi / 1,725 Km
  • Charleston – 227 Mi/365 Km
  • New York – 920 Mi / 1,481 Km
  • Tampa – 233 Mi/375 Km
  • Boston – 995 Mi / 1,601 Km
  • Atlanta – 356 Mi/573 Km
  • Dallas – 1,023 Mi / 1,645 Km
  • Fort Lauderdale – 360 Mi/579 Km
  • Chicago – 1,070 Mi / 1,725 Km

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Getting around the island

Once you arrive on Amelia Island, you can choose from traditional car services or journey off the beaten path via Amelia Island Trolleys, horseback, biking and more. Don’t forget beach strolling, always a must no matter how you get around.

Getting Around