About Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Located between the towns of Sarasota and Bradenton in southwest Florida, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport also serves the major tourism destinations of Fort Myers and Tampa. Our Sarasota Bradenton International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, how to get there and accommodation options nearby.
Three information desks (one at baggage claim, one on the second floor pre-security and one on the concourse) are manned by voluntary SRQ Ambassadors dressed in green jackets.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is located at the intersection of SR41 and University Parkway on the Sarasota and Manatee County line.
From Sarasota, head north along SR41 before turning onto University Parkway. From Bradenton, follow SR41 southwards and again turn off at University Parkway. University Parkway also connects to Interstate 75 at exit 213, around 7km (4 miles) to the east.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is situated 6km (4 miles) northwest of central Sarasota.
+1 941 359 2770.
Public transport road:
Bus:Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) (tel: +1 941 861 5000; www.scgov.net/SCAT) and Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) (tel: +1 941 749 7116; www.mymanatee.org) provide regular daily bus schedules from the ground transportation area at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. SCAT bus 2 operates regularly to central Sarasota, taking about 20 minutes at a cost of US$1.25.
Taxi:Taxis are available from outside baggage claim. Diplomat Taxi (tel: +1 941 355 5155; www.diplomattaxi.com) is the official authorised airport taxi company. Fares to Sarasota start at around US$15-20.
An ATM is available on the second floor of the terminal building.
Food and drink outlets can be found throughout Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. There is a golf-themed restaurant (with a take-away service), a doughnut vendor and a frozen yoghurt parlour pre-security, plus two cafés post-security.
The shopping area is located on the upper floor. It includes newsagents as well as a golf accessory store and gift shops. A flower vending machine is located on the first floor, near the airline ticket counters.
Luggage trolleys (requiring a US$3 deposit) are located on the ground level, near baggage claim, and at other key areas of the terminal. A kerbside assistance service is available for those with luggage. There is a lost and found service run by the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Police Department (tel: +1 941 359 5200 [ext. 4256]).
Other services available at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport include first aid facilities, baby changing rooms, and massage chairs, located on the first floor.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is easily accessible for disabled travellers. Among the facilities are easy-to-access toilets a TDD telephone. Passengers are advised to inform their airline of any special requirements in advance.
Short-term parking is available immediately opposite the terminal building. Long-term parking, linked to the terminal by a free shuttle service, is next to the short-term car park. Parking is free in both car parks for the first 20 minutes. Further parking information is available (tel: +1 941 359 5200).
Car hire companies located at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Desks are located inside the terminal at baggage claim. The car hire pick-up and drop-off area is located opposite the terminal.