Air Travel

Jacksonville International Airport is the main port for air travel, and is located approximately 20 minutes drive from downtown Jacksonville. JAX is a relatively modern and uncrowded airport serving 5.6 million passengers annually, and has eleven major carriers with excellent direct connections to large US cities and hubs.

Airport layout map:

American Airlines has been designated the official airline carrier for the AOU 2011 meeting and has offered a 5% discount on published airline fares or a negotiated set price between states for this meeting. Contact American Airlines at 800-433-7300 and mention the Star File Number A4171AZ. Special Airline Rates Valid Travel Dates are 22 July 2011 – 31 July 2011. You may also contact Allen Samuels House of Travel at 800-874-4731 or by e-mail to: for assistance with your travel plans.

Getting to downtown from the airport

The airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown and vehicular transport is the only practical way to get there. Taxis and car rentals are available in the airport. However, a cheaper option is to sign up ahead of time with the Hyatt Shuttle, which is tailored to this meeting and costs considerably less per person than the a taxi. Sign up by completing and submitting the Shuttle Reservation Form.

You can also take a bus from the airport to downtown for approximately $1.00 at the time of writing. See bus schedules at or use the online trip planner at If using the latter and going to the Hyatt, use the hotel address as the destination: 225 East Coastline Drive. Please plan your trip by bus and know the schedule before you arrive.