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Fort Myers SW Florida Regional Airport     Rest of Florida

Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company. SanTiva Cab serves Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Tel 239-472-0151.

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Fort Myers - Southwest Florida Regional (RSW):
Website: Fort Myers Airport
: 16 km/10 Miles SE of downtown Fort Myers & 32 km/20 Miles ENE of Sanibel Island.
Airport Overview: One large, modern terminal with arrivals & Ground Transportation on the lower level, and departures on the upper level.
By Road:
To Fort Myers ~30-40 mins. To Sanibel island 45-65 mins and a $6 toll to cross the bridge to the island.

By Taxi:
General: Taxis depart from the lower level, in the median between the 2 roadways outside, across from arrivals doors 4 & 5. There is a taxi dispatcher booth there, and a map showing approximate fares to the local area.
On-Demand taxis: On-Demand taxis have costs defined by zones rather that by the taxi meter MBA is the On-Demand taxi provider for Fort Myers airport.
Approximate Costs: Limousine and Taxi fares from this airport are regulated. The set rates listed are for 1-3 passengers, each additional passenger is $10 more. Charges include any tolls. Parties travelling to different destinations in the same zone each pay 75% of the posted fare. Parties travelling to different zones in the same cab will each be charged the full zone amount. For further details see the airport website or the sign posted next to the taxi dispatcher's desk. Taxi Fare Zone Chart (note Fuel Surcharges no longer apply).
Airport Zone 1: Immediate airport area (includes Gateway and the hotels located at the I-75, Daniels Road interchange): $8.
Airport Zone 1A: The area E of Metro Parkway, S of Penzance, N of the Metro/Six Mile Cypress intersection, W of Palomino Road. Includes Olde Hickory, Fiddlesticks, Eagle Ridge, Brookshire, Cross Creek, The Rookery, Lee County Sports Complex and the area N of State Road 82, W of Sunshine and S of Lee Boulevard. Includes Westminster Country Club. $11.
Airport Zone 2: The area W of Metro Parkway to Route 41, N of Alico to Six Mile Cypress, S of Colonial Boulevard/State Road 82 to Penzance Road. $19.
Zone 1: Fort Myers Downtown: Bounded by Green Meadow Rd & Sunshine Blvd in the East, Colonial & Lee Blvds to the North, Route 41 to the West and Corkscrew Rd to the South: Fare $20.
Zone 2: Outer Fort Myers City: The outskirts of Fort Myers city: Fare $30.
Other Zones: See Taxi Fare Zone Chart (note Fuel Surcharges no longer apply).
Other Destinations: Sanibel Island $56-64, Captiva Island $75, Pine Island $60-75, Fort Myers Beach $50, Punta Gorda $75, Rotunda $120, Port Charlotte $90-120.
Airport Based Taxi Companies: MBA Taxis Booth (239) 225-0428, MBA Office (239) 482-2777. AAA Airport Transportation (941) 275 7228 or 1-800 872 2711. Rapid Transportation Sevices (239) 877- 1902.
Other Taxi Companies: Fort Myers Based Companies: AAA Palm Taxi (239) 590 0014, AAngel Airport Transportation LLC. (239) 590 9856 or 877 FLA-TAXI, Bluebird Taxi (239) 275 8294, Errol's Taxi (239) 770 3333, Lou's Taxi (239) 936 1923 & Metro Cab (239) 332 5335.
Cape Coral/Pine Island Based Companies: Ron's Airport Transportation (239) 440 4859 & Taxi Concierge (239) 297 6381.
Fort Myers Beach/Bonita Based Companies: Coconut Cab (239) 765 6666 & Paradise Taxi (239) 470 7500.
Sanibel Island/Captiva Based Companies: Sanibel Island Taxi (239) 472 4160. SanTiva Cab 239-472-0151.
Naples Based Companies: Call Me a Cab (239) 601 4322, Maxi Taxi (239) 598 2000, Taxi Time (239) 200 0000.
Marco Island Based Companies: AOK Transportation (239) 394 1113, Diono Classic Taxi (239) 394 0880 & Unlimited Airport Rides (239) 642 3226).
Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda/North Port Based Companies: All Green Hybrid Taxi (941) 875 2275, J & R Transportation (941) 639 0052 & K & G Transportation (941) 426 2899.
Sarasota/Venice Based Companies: Double A Car Service (941) 371 3484 & MarCar Car Service (941) 320 1619.

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.
American Comfort Limousines: provides transportation in luxury sedans, SUVs, and limousines to and from this airport. Tel (239) 262 LIMO or Toll-Free 888 LIMO 117.
Other Limo Companies: Fort Myers Based Companies: A1 Royal Airport Transp (239) 369 8300, Carey Limousine (305) 892 5829, D'Vine Limousine (239) 910 5755, Elite Limousine Service (239) 482 0382, Platinum Limo (239) 267 1816 & Southwest Florida Limousine (239) 731 7433.
Cape Coral/Pine Island Based Companies: Island Limousine (239) 738 6133.
Lehigh Acres Based Companies: Fantasy Limo (239) 368 1070 & Myers Limo (727) 422 5680.
Fort Myers Beach/Bonita Based Companies: Classic Touch Limousine (239) 209 6970.
Sanibel Island/Captiva Based Companies: Captiva Limousine Service (239) 994 0167.
Naples Based Companies: American Comfort Limo (239) 262 5466, Custom Limousine (239) 601 8600, Dorian Limousine (239) 200 4115, Luxury Limo of Naples (239) 398 5867, Naples Limousine (239) 435 1320.
Marco Island Based Companies: Carriage Limousine (239) 394 0308.
Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda/North Port Based Companies: Airport Limo (941) 815 8835, Charlotte Limousine (941) 627 4599, Doris Limousine (941) 627 8056, Prompt Limousine (941) 697 6888 & Superior Limo Service (941) 624 6896.
Sarasota/Venice Based Companies: Blue Sky Airport Limo Service (941) 484 9796 or 1 800 637 6358 & Town & Country Limo (941) 957 0065.

By Public Bus:
General: The Lee Tran public buses depart from the lower level, in the median between the 2 roadways across from arrivals door 2. A schedule is posted.
Lee Tran Bus #50 to Summerlin Square: Lee Tran provides buses every hour or so to a transfer point at Daniels Parkway and US 41 (near Bell Tower Shops) Connections can be made from there to the remainder of the Lee Tran routes. System Map.
Route: Mon-Sat: Airport Lower Level - Terminal Access Rd - Treeline Ave - Daniels Parkway - Bell Tower Shops - Daniels Parkway/US41 (transfer point for other buses) - Cypress Lake Drive - Winkler Rd - Summerlin Rd - Health Park - Summerlin Square (change here for Fort Myers Beach) - McGregor Blvd - Tanger Outlet Mall. Sunday: Airport Lower Level - Terminal Access Rd - Treeline Ave - Daniels Parkway - Bell Tower Shops - Cypress Lake Drive - Winkler Rd - Gladiolus Drive - Pine Ridge Rd - McGregor Pointe - San Carlos Blvd - Summerlin Square - McGregor Blvd - Tanger Outlet Mall.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Sat at 0720, 0815, 0940, 1050, 1205, 1315, 1430, 1540, 1655, 1805, 1915, 2020 & 2115 (not Saturdays). Sundays at 0708, then every 2 hrs 0858-1858. Buses leave Summerlin Sq Mon-Sat at 0610, 0700, 0825, 0935, 1050, 1200, 1315, 1425, 1540, 1650, 1805, 1915, 2015 (not Saturdays) & 2110. Sundays at 0805, then every 2 hrs 0955-1755. See Latest Schedules. Travel Times: To Bell Tower Shops 30 mins, Summerlin Sq 1 hour.
Cost: Adult $1.25, discount fare $0.60. All day pass $3. 7 day pass $12.50. Contact: Lee Tran Tel (239) 533 8726 or see

By Shuttle Van:
Shuttlefare: On-line shuttle van reservations to and from this airport. Click here to make a reservation.
Alligator Alley Express: Run scheduled shuttles between Naples, Fort Myers, Fort lauderdale & Miami airports. Contact: Tel (866) 843-7209 or (239) 643 7209.
Naples Airport Shuttle: Runs shuttles to Naples ($65) & Marco Island ($85). Contact: Tel (239) 430 4747 or 1-888 569 2227
AAngel Airport Transportation Shuttle: Offers transportation for individuals groups and families traveling from Southwest Florida International Airport to your home, business or vacation destination. Our Shuttle drivers will meet you at the Airport with a personalized sign. Contact: (239) 590 9856 or 877 FLA-TAXI
Hotel Shuttles: Several local hotels run free shuttles for guests. These depart from the lower level, in the median between the 2 roadways outside.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: ALAMO (239) 768-2424, AVIS (239) 768-2121, Budget (239) 768-1500, Dollar (239) 337-9646, Enterprise (239) 561-2227, HERTZ (239) 768-3100, National (239) 768-2100 & Thrifty (239) 337-9656, all have desks in the Rental Car Service Center. This is on the lower level, across the 2 roadways from the terminal. It forms the lower level of the car park opposite.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: ADVANTAGE is reached by a shuttle bus. Regal Car Rental is at 17030 Alico Commerce Ct Ste 301, Ft Myers. Tel (239) 566 3643.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Short Term Parking: In the parking garage directly across from the terminal. Cost: First 20 mins free, next 20 mins $2, each extra 20 mins $1, daily maximum $15.
Long Term Parking: The long term surface lot is a little further away. Free Shuttles depart from the lower level, in the median between the 2 roadways outside. Cost: $2 per hour, daily maximum $11, 1 week $62.
Cell Phone Parking: Cell phone parking lots, located within 5 minutes of major airport terminals, are intended to reduce airport congestion. Motorists coming to the airport for arriving passengers can go to one of the cell phone parking lots. Once the arriving party reaches the terminal sidewalk with luggage in hand, he or she makes a call. The waiting motorist can be curbside within minutes to quickly pick up the traveler and be on their way. At Fort Myers Airport, the Cell Phone Lot is on the Terminal Access Rd.

Money Services: ATMs/Cash machines are on the upper level.
Luggage carts are available for rent at $3. There is a Transportation Information Desk outside on the ground level, but it was closed on my last visit. Free WiFi internet in the terminal.
Airport Hotels:
There are no hotels at or very close to the terminal. Within a few miles, and generally providing free shuttles for guests are: Best Western Airport Hotel (239) 561 7000. Hampton Inn Ft Myers Airport (239) 768 2525, Holiday In Ft Myers Airport, Homewood Suites Fort Myers Airport. Hilton garden Inn Ft Myers Airport.
Airport Website:

Airport Tel No: 
(239) 590 4800 or (239) 590 4699 (24 hr flight information).
Updated Feb14. Last Visit Dec09. [back].[top]

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