Where is the Closest Airport to Siesta Key?

When you’re visiting the beaches of Siesta Key, you may be wondering how best to get there. Particularly if you are flying, there may be some confusion on how to get to Sarasota and the surrounding areas. There are several airports near Siesta Key, but some require a bit more of a drive than others. We’re here to make it easy to find your way from the airport to our condo rentals.

We're here to make it easy to find your way from the airport to our condo rentals for your Siesta Key vacation. Some airports require a bit more of a drive.

Where is Siesta Key?

Siesta Key is located off of Florida’s southwest coast between the Gulf of Mexico and Roberts Bay. It is part of Sarasota County, making it convenient to plan day trips to nearby cities like Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Fort Myers, and more.

What is the closest airport to Siesta Key?

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, also known as SRQ, is the closest airport to Siesta Key. It is located about 11 miles from the heart of the city, making for a 25-minute drive. There are rental cars available at the airport if you’d like to drive yourself, or you can call on one of the many other transportation services.

If you are planning to come in from a bigger city to the Siesta Key beachfront vacation rentals, there are a few other airport options within a short distance. St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport is about an hour’s drive away, and Tampa International Airport is just 15 minutes further out. If you’re coming in from the south of Siesta Key, Charlotte County Airport is an hour away, and Southwest Florida International Airport is 1.5 hours away.

How do I get to Siesta Key from the nearest airport?

If you do fly into Sarasota/Bradenton, you can choose from several services to get you to Siesta Key. SuperShuttle is great for larger groups, while Dick’s Driver Service is a more luxury option. JD Clayton and Night Ride Car Service are two more companies to consider. No matter who you choose, your ride to Siesta Key will be quick and fun!

Renting a car? Driving into Siesta Key from Sarasota/Bradenton is easy. Make your way to US-301 S, and turn left to reach S Tamiami Trail. Turn onto Siesta Drive, then onto State Highway 758 to reach Siesta Key.

Things to Do in Siesta Key

So now that you’ve arrived, what are some fun things to do in Siesta Key? This area is the perfect combination of fun and relaxation, thanks to the close proximity to great day trips and the small-town feel that hasn’t become overly popular with tourist crowds. You can spread out on the gorgeous, clean beaches, grab a delectable dinner at one of the many unique restaurants, or get close to nature by kayaking, taking a boat tour, or checking out a nature preserve.

While you’re in the area, there are tons of free transportation options if you choose not to rent a car. The Siesta Key Breeze trolley will take you all around the island, or services like Jonny’s Original Free Rides and Sun Ride Pedicab are at your beck and call. These operations are cost-free, but they appreciate tips if you are able to do so. Of course, once you reach a central location, it’s easy to walk to many of the sights.

Your month-long vacation will be packed full of things to see and do, and there’s so much variety that everyone in your group will be satisfied. Our vacation rentals on the Gulf of Mexico are conveniently located near all the action and give you breathtaking views of the water any time of day. For more information on the area and our unique rentals, contact us today. Our staff is ready to help you plan your dream getaway!

Contact Us

Peppertree Bay Realty Inc
6056 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, Florida USA 34242

T 941.349.7777
F 941.346.0371


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