Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, opened in 1942, serves the metropolitan area of the same name, comprised by the Manatee and Sarasota counties. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in Canada.
Official Website: srq-airport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +1 941 359 2770. Information counters are located in the baggage reclaim area of the ground floor and on the second level, before and after the security checkpoint. There are also volunteers in green uniforms.
The airport is located 7 km (4 miles) northwest from downtown Sarasota and 10 km (6 miles) to the south of Bradenton.See Map
The airport has ATMs, postal services, plugs for electronic devices, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. There is a conference room in the first-floor lobby.
Food and Drinks- Restaurants, ice-cream store and fast food outlet before the security checkpoint, coffee shops and bar in the Departures area.
Shopping- Stores are located on the second floor and include newsagents, gift shops, books, accessories, sports goods.
Baggage- Carts available for USD4.00 inside and outside the luggage recollection area. Lost and found service at the police department, on the first floor, Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (Tel +1 941 359 2770 ext. 4256).
Other Services- Massage chairs, art exhibits, baby changing facilities, aquarium.
Ride-sharing - Vehicles from Uber and Lyft pick passengers up in the short-term parking lot, row A8.
Bus - Public services stop at the ground transportation area, at the west end of the baggage reclaim hall. There are several routes from Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) (Tel +1 800 861 5000): express service 100X (downtown, North Port) has a cost of USD2.50; lines 2 (Old Bradenton, UTC Mall), 2S (UTC Mall, Lakewood Ranch), 30 (University Parkway, Lakewood Ranch) and 99 (downtown, Bradenton) have a fare of USD1.25. Buses operate Mondays through Saturdays (except line 2S) and the trip to the city centre takes around 20 minutes.
On the other hand, Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) buses (Tel +1 941 749 7116) have a fare of USD1.50 and operate from Monday to Saturday. Line 16 runs to Goodwill and DeSoto in about 25 min., while route 99 goes to Sarasota, State College of Florida, DeSoto and Bradenton (35 min.)
Timetables and schedules
Taxi - Ranks are situated outside the luggage recollection hall, at the west end of the terminal. The official operator is Diplomat Airport Transportation (Tel +1 941 777 1111) and the trip to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.
Car rental desks are located in the baggage reclaim hall.
Alamo (Tel +1 877 603 0615 - 6:00 am to 0:15 am)
Avis (Tel +1 800 831 2847 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 221 8822 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 736 8222 - 6:30 am to 0:15 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
National (Tel +1 888 868 6207 - 6:00 am to 0:15 am)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 847 4389 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
The enclosure has short- and long-term car parks. The first 30 minutes have no charge. Valet parking service in front of the terminal, from 5:00 am. There is also a free passenger pick-up area (Cell Phone Lot). More information: Tel +1 941 359 2770 ext. 4297. Fees
Short Term Lot - Directly across from the terminal building, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Long Term Lot - Situated adjacent to the previous area. Free shuttles transport passengers to the terminal.
Shaded Parking - Covered parking lot to the east of the main building.
There are reserved parking spaces, ramps, automatic doors, elevators, bridge access to the aircraft, adapted toilets and drinking fountains, relief areas for service animals. If you should need a wheelchair, request the service from your airline at the time of your booking.
Latest updates: February 22, 2020