Getting to Longboat Key

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Airports & Flights

When checking on flights for your Longboat Key vacation, it's always a good idea to know your options of the locations you can fly in to. In Southwest Florida, there's a handful of airports to choose from including the local Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Airport (SRQ), Tampa Int'l Airport (TPA), and others listed below. If you're willing to drive a little bit further, you may be able to save a few dollars on your flight costs.

Closest Airports to Longboat Key


SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Airport 7.5 miles

PIE - St. Pete - Clearwater Int'l Airport 52 miles

TPA - Tampa Int'l Airport 60 miles

PGD - Punta Gorda Airport * 62 miles

RSW - Southwest Florida Int'l Airport 95 miles

MCO - Orlando Int'l Airport 136 miles

* Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) currently only offers flights from AllegiantAir and Frontier Airlines.

Rental Cars

Unless you have friends or family members picking you up at the airport, you will likely need to get a rental car upon your arrival. The airports listed above have many rental car companies located on-site and will shuttle you directly to the car rental lots. It's always a good idea to reserve your rental car ahead of time to ensure it's ready for you. Also, you can get some good savings on your car rental when reserving for the entire week (vs a few days) or by pre-paying for the rental in advance. To compare the rates of all rental car companies, click the links below.

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