Traffic/Transportation

trolleySt. Johns County’s opportune location in Northeast Florida, with mild traffic congestion compared to other Florida locations! It is a readily accessible destination from all angles. I-95, the principal north-south corridor along the eastern seaboard from Canada to Miami, runs straight through the heart of St. Johns County. Just 30 miles to our north, I-95 intersects with I-10, which runs from Jacksonville to Los Angeles. About an hour to our south, I-95 intersects with I-4, a quick pass through Orlando to Tampa, and other main hubs for business.

U.S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway A1A also serve St. Johns County’s north-south traffic, and several state roads run east-to-west providing easy and close access to Central Florida.

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) provides rail service through St. Johns County and along the East Coast of Florida. Connections with CSX and NS in Jacksonville carry freight throughout North America.

airportNortheast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine – Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine, on US Highway 1 just north of downtown St. Augustine, is a key general aviation airport in the Northeast Florida Metropolitan Area. It serves the aviation and economic development needs of the county and is also a reliever airport for Jacksonville International, located 50 miles to the north.

There are several large runways (2400’, 2600’, and 8000’), as well as a number of smaller ones.  The facility is serviced by VOR/DME navigational equipment. 
Because airport activity is expected to increase, a General Aviation Terminal was built to include a conference room for business meetings, flight planning area and lounge for pilots, accommodations for two commuter airlines, and a 70-seat restaurant lounge.

portJAXPORT – 
The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) owns and operates three public marine terminals and one passenger cruise terminal in Jacksonville Florida: the Blount Island Marine Terminal, the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, the Dames Point Marine Terminal and the temporary JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. JAXPORT develops, manages and markets those publicly-owned facilities to promote the growth of maritime and related industries in Jacksonville Florida and beyond. JAXPORT also offers year-round cruise ship service aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ ship Carnival Fascination. The Carnival Fascination sails from the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal.

JAXPORT’s vision is to be a major economic engine in Northeast Florida by continuing to be a premier diversified port in the Southeastern United States, with connections to major trade lanes throughout the world. JAXPORT is an important part of the Jacksonville community. JAXPORT employees interact with the public in a number of ways, including providing tours of our marine terminals and volunteering in community projects.