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Jacksonville International

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

Overview

Located 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport is a busy facility serving more than 5.6 million passengers each year. Conveniently located for flights to northern Florida and southern Georgia, the airport is served by most North American airlines, and there are flights to Jacksonville International Airport from cities across the continent, including New York, Washington DC, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston. Despite its name, there are currently no international flights to Jacksonville International Airport.

The facility has a single terminal with two concourses, and is fairly easy to navigate. The selection of shops and restaurants is good (though not on a par with mega-facilities like New York and London), and the airport provides entertainment in the form of live music in the summer and dvd (and dvd player) rentals.

Jacksonville International Airport has expansions planned in 2013 to add a new concourse.

Location

The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) north of downtown Jacksonville.

Getting to the city

All ground transportation services, including rental car agencies and taxi and limousine services, are located on the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to baggage claim. Some hotels offer pick-up services and shuttle van companies offer a door-to-door service to nearby destinations; if possible, they should be booked in advance.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 904 741 2000.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Gator City Taxi is the official taxi company serving the airport. It is a good idea to book the taxi at the desk in the terminal and enquire about rates beforehand as the drivers have been known to overcharge tourists.

Facilities

The airport has numerous ATMs, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. There is a massage parlour, chapel, art gallery and video game arcade available at the airport. Laptop Lane provides laptop connections and fax and photocopy facilities.

Parking

Parking in all lots is charged at $1.50 per 20 minutes. Daily rates start from $18 in the Hourly Lot, $14 in the Daily Lot, $8 in the Daily Surface Lot, and $5 in Economy Lots 1 and 2.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.flyjax.com

Airlines

Flights to Jacksonville International Airport are available on Delta, American Airlines, Continental, AirTran, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Southwest Airlines.

Internet

There is free wifi in Jacksonville International Airport.

Business Lounges

The business centre in Jacksonville International Airport has computer terminals and basic services like photocopying and fax, as well as two conference rooms with audio-visual equipment. The conference centre is open from 7:30am to 7pm Monday to Friday.


Jacksonville International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.