Florida Transportation


Due to the influx of both tourists and new residents, Florida has set up an infrastructure that is second to none. Florida's interstates, state highways and U.S. Highways are maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Florida's interstate highways include:

I-4, which bisects the state, connecting Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, and Daytona Beach

I-10, which traverses the panhandle, connecting Jacksonville, Lake City, Tallahassee, and Pensacola

I-75, which enters the state near Lake City and continues southward through Gainesville, Ocala, and Tampa's eastern suburbs to Naples, where, as a toll road it crosses the "Alligator Alley" to Ft. Lauderdale

I-95, which enters the state near Jacksonville and continues along the Atlantic Coast through Daytona Beach, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale before terminating near Miami

I-110

I-175, which connects I-275 to southern downtown St. Petersburg

I-195

I-275

I-295, a beltway in Jacksonville

I-375, which connects I-275 to northern downtown St. Petersburg

I-395

I-595, which connects I-75, I-95, and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

I-795, proposed near Jacksonville

Florida's interstate highway system contains 1,473 miles of highway, and there are 9,934 miles of non-interstate highway in the state, such as Florida state highways and U.S. Highways.
Above info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida

A sophisticated railway system of 12 railways.

19 major airports.

700 private airports.

14 deep water shipping ports (Gulf ports are mostly used for domestic shipping)

5 major Cruiseline ports. There are more cruises and more destinations reached from Florida than anywhere else in the country.

Another factor to consider is that the major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami) are never more than a 4-6 hour drive from each other. This makes it easy to do business, explore or connect with major airports, cruise lines or recreational facilities.
This really makes it nice when your visitors want to see the Keys, The Everglades, Orlando and South Beach.
For distances between cities go to
http://www.thepalmbeachtimes.com/TravelNavigator/SunshineMileageChart.php

Boca Raton Airport  BCT

Clearwater, St. Pete  PIE

Daytona Beach Airport  DAB

Fort Lauderdale Airport  FLL

Fort Myers Airport  RSW

Ft Walton Beach Airport  VPS

Jacksonville Airport  JAX

Key West Airport  EYW

Merritt Island Airport  COI

Miami Airport  MIA

Naples Airport  APF

Orlando Airport  MCO

Palm Beach Airport  PBI

Panama City Airport  PFN

Sarasota Bradenton Airport  SRQ

Southwest Florida International  RSW

St Petersburg Clearwater PIE

Tallahassee Airport  TLH

Tampa Airport  TPA

Titusville Executive  TIX

Albert Whitted Airport SPG

Arthur Dunn  x21

Bartow Municipal Airport OW

Charlotte County Airport  PGD

Clearwater Airpark KCLW

Destin Airport  DSI

Fernandina Beach Airport 55J

Gainesville Airport  KGNV

Inverness Airport  X40

Jacksonville Cecil Field  JAA

Jacksonville Craig  CRG

LaBelle Municipal

Lake Wales Municipal Airport  X07

Marco Island Airport  KMKY

Melbourne  MLB

Sebring Airport  SEF

Sugarloaf Airport

Sun-N-Fun 2004 Lakeland
This is not a complete list-there are literally hundreds of small private airstrips.

Shipping and Ports.

Canaveral Port Authority

P.O. Box 267

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

(321) 783 7831

Toll free: (888)767-8226

http://www.portcanaveral.org/

Port Everglades

1850 Eller Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

954 523 3404

Toll free: 800 421 0188

 

Fernandina Port

Ocean, Highway, and Port Authority

910 S. 8th St.

904 261 0098

 

Port of Jacksonville

P. O. Box 3005

Talleyrand Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32211

800 874-8050 (toll free)

904 630 3070

http://www.jaxport.com

 

Port Key West

Key West Bight

201 William Street

Key West, FL 33041-1078

305 293 6439

 

Port of Miami

1015 N. America Way

Miami, FL 33132

305 371 7678

http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/portofmiami

 

Port Manatee

300 Regal Cruise Way, Suite 1

Palmetto, FL 34221

941 722 6621

http://www.portmanatee.com

 

Port of Palm Beach

P.O. Box 9935

Riviera Beach, FL 33419

561 842 4201

http://www.portofpalmbeach.com

 

Port of Panama City

P. O. Box 15095

Panama City, Florida 32406

850 767-3220

http://www.portpanamacityusa.com

 

Port of Pensacola

Post Office Box 889

Pensacola, FL 32594

850 436 5070

http://www.portofpensacola.com

 

Port St. Petersburg

250 85th Ave. S.E.

St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

727 893 7053

Toll free: 800 782 8350

http://www.stpete.org/port.htm

 

Tampa Port Authority

1101 Channelside Drive

Tampa, FL 33602

813 905 7678

Toll free: 800 741 2297

http://www.tampaport.com/splash.html

 

In conclusion, whether your preference is air or automobile, we are an easy state to get around in.