Jacksonville International Airport, on the city's north side, about 12 miles from downtown (tel. 904/741-2000; www.jia.aero), is served by Air Canada, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Metrojet, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

Alamo (tel. 800/327-9633), Avis (tel. 800/331-1212), Budget (tel. 800/527-0700), Dollar (tel. 800/800-4000), Enterprise (tel. 800/325-8007), Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131), and National (tel. 800/227-7368) have rental-car booths at the airport.

Airport shuttles and all sorts of taxicabs are available, and even though Gator City Taxi is the official JAX taxi company (tel. 904/355- 8294), we recommend Yellow Cab (tel. 904/260-1111). Fares are around $1.50 when the flag drops and about $1.85 per additional mile thereafter.

There's an Amtrak station in Jacksonville at 3570 Clifford Lane, off U.S. 1, just north of 45th Street (tel. 800/USA-RAIL [872-7245]; www.amtrak.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.