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Car Hire from Sarasota Airport

Car Hire from Sarasota Airport

Sarasota Airport is located in south west Florida offers easy access to the Sarasota beaches, the vibrant downtown of Sarasota, The Keys and the Myakka River State Park. Driving is one of the best ways to get around the area and Skyscanner can help you find the best Sarasota car rental deal available.

Where to hire a car at Sarasota Airport

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty all offer car hire from Sarasota Airport. You will find the rental desks in the Arrivals Hall after baggage reclaim, and the cars are located in the rental car park just outside of the terminal building.

Petrol Stations near Sarasota Airport

If you have hired a car with a full to full fuel policy in the car hire agreement you will need to ensure you refuel it close to the airport to avoid any excess charges.
The nearest gas station to Sarasota Airport is a Shell Station on North Tamiami Trail, outside of the airport.

Driving around Sarasota Airport

Navigating around the area is relatively straight forward with the US-41/North Tamiami Trail running north to south along the west of the airport and the Interstate 75 which runs through Sarasota County.

Getting to your Destination

Here is our guide to some of the destinations near Sarasota Airport in south west Florida that can be reached once you have hired a car from the airport.


Sarasota boasts some of the world’s best beaches, these and the vibrant arts scene are the main draws to this Florida city. There are a number of keys accessible from Sarasota including Lido Key and Siesta Key, all offering something a little different.
Sarasota Airport to Sarasota is an 11 minute, 5 mile drive via the US-301/North Washington Boulevard, heading south. There is plenty of parking throughout the city, with lots of spaces that are free for short periods (typically 2-3 hours). If you need to park for a little longer there are free parking spaces in the Parking Division’s garages on Palm Avenue or 2nd Street.

Myakka River State Park

There are great opportunities in Sarasota County to explore the outdoors, Myakka River State Park is one of the biggest state parks in Florida. Pinelands, wetland, the Myakka River and lakes are home to the rare flora and fauna, birds, alligators and small mammals.
Sarasota Airport to Myakka River State Park is a 30 minute, 24 mile drive via the I-75 S and the FL-72 E. Once you arrive you can choose to drive through or park and head out on the hiking trails.


Venice, Sarasota County is the host of the annual Shark’s Tooth Festival in April which celebrates the shark teeth regularly found on the beaches of Venice. Visitors to Venice can enjoy the active performing arts scene in the city with regular shows at the Venice Theatre, Cabaret of Magic Variety Arts Theatre and the Venice Performing Arts Center.
Sarasota Airport to Venice, Florida will take approximately 35 minutes via the South Tamiami Trail. Many of the attractions ad hotels in Venice offer free parking to the guests.

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