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How to get there

There are a number of airports that serve the Sarasota area including: Sarasota (SRQ), Tampa (TPA) and St. Petersburg (PIE) airports. Ground Transportation info for SRQ and TPA is also listed below.

If you have any specific travel questions email: iamslic@mote.org

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

6000 Airport Circle, is 3.46 miles from the Hyatt Hotel.

The SRQ web page also has links to many Sarasota area attractions.

http://www.srq-airport.com/

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

5507 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607.

55 miles north of the hotel, driving time 1 hour, 10 minutes.

http://www.tampaairport.com/

Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

14700 Terminal Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33762.

49 miles northwest of the hotel, driving time 1 hour.

http://www.fly2pie.com/

You will probably have to rent a car from these 3 airports:

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

16000 Chamberlin Parkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

89 miles south of the hotel, driving time 1 hour, 29 minutes.

http://www.flylcpa.com/

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

1 Airport Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827.

132 miles east of the hotel, driving time 2 hours, 11 minutes.

www.orlandoairports.net

-Miami International Airport (MIA)
1640 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126.

229 miles southeast of the hotel, driving time 3 hours, 30 minutes.

http://www.miami-airport.com/

Ground Transportation to and from the airports:

Unless you are taking a taxi or public transportation from the SRQ airport, make arrangements for pick-up before you travel. You can search the airport web page for Ground Transportation or Google, ground transportation Tampa to Sarasota. A few suggestions are listed below. If you encounter transportation problems after you land, call IAMSLIC for help at 941-374-5824.

From the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ):
SRQ is 3.46 miles from the Hyatt Hotel. It is a less hectic airport and easy to get around. See the airport website
http://www.srq-airport.com/ Click on, Traveling, and then go to, Ground Transportation. Taxi, car rental and public bus services are located near the baggage claim area. Taxis cost around $15 one-way and may limit the number of luggage. The Hyatt Hotel also offers shuttle pick-up and delivery for a fee, currently it is $8.00 per passenger with 2 pieces of luggage, one-way. Call the hotel from the airport 941-953-1234.

From the Tampa International Airport (TPA):

TPA is 55 miles north of the hotel, driving time 1 hour, 10 minutes. When you arrive at the gate in Tampa take the airport tram to the main terminal. Baggage claim, car rental and ground transportation are on the lower level. There are numerous shuttles and bus services that go from the Tampa airport to Sarasota. Some will take you directly to the hotel, others have drop-off points around Sarasota.

A couple ground transportation services are:

Sarasota-Tampa Express
: phone, 941-355-8400, 1-800-326-2800 or

Website, http://www.stexps.com/ , email, info@stexps.com

Their shuttle runs between the Tampa airport and a drop-off point in Sarasota-next to a Dairy Queen at 12 pm, 1:30, 3, 4:30, and
6:30 pm. The service is $30 one-way. (I have volunteers who can pick you up at the drop-off point and take you to the hotel. Call 941-374-5824 when you arrive at the drop-off point.) The company can also arrange private or group transportations.

Luxury Limousines
:  phone, 941-926-4873 or email, wild.kids@verizon.net Their shuttle runs every 2 hours from 8 am to 7 pm and has a drop-off point in Sarasota near the interstate-next to a McDonalds. It is $35 one-way. They charge a 20% tip for the driver. (I have volunteers who can pick you up at the drop-off point in Sarasota and take you to the hotel. Call 941-374-5824 when you arrive at the drop-off point.). The company also has private cars and SUVs from the airport that hold 2-7 people. There is a minimum charge of $75 for 2 people, then $10 per person up to 7 people. Bus rental is also available at $65 per hour + $10 per person for 15 people; and $75 an hour + $10 per person for 30 people. Contact Diane at Luxury Limousines to organize the bus. These private services will take you to the hotel.