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Domestic and international airlines serve several major airports in Florida: Jacksonville International (JAX), Miami International (MIA), Orlando International (MCO) and Tampa International (TPA). Many smaller airports are located throughout the state. Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) is located convieniently between two towns (Sarasota & Bradenton) and close to Siesta Key and may be reached by calling (941) 359-2770 (Automated message) or (941) 359-5200. Rental cars are readily available at the airport. Rental prices are among the lowest in the country. Ask about special fly-drive package rates. For rental car companies located in the airport see the table below.

Amtrak stops in Lakeland, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sebring, Tampa, Miami, and Winterhaven as well as many other towns in the state. The trains that run between Los Angeles and Jacksonville cross the northern part of Florida, stopping in Pensacola, Tallahassee and other cities.  Amtrak’s Autotrain service, which will transport both you and your car by rail, runs from Lorton, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), to Sanford, Florida (about 20 mi/30 km north of Orlando).  Reservations are a must on the autotrain. Another car/train service is the Florida Fun Train that runs between Hollywood, Florida, and Kissimmee (near Orlando).  It includes special entertainment  cars for children and a wine bar and pub for the grownups. Telephone Number: 1-800-USA-RAIL

Greyhound provides bus service between Florida cities and to points outside the state. Their local address is 575 N. Washington Blvd. Telephone Numbers: Local: (941) 955-5735, Charter: (800) 454-2487

Three major interstate highways start (or end) in Florida: I-95 from the Maine-Canada border to  Miami; I-10 from Los Angeles to Jacksonville; and I-75 from the Canada-Michigan border at Sault Ste.   Marie to just outside Miami. The Florida Turnpike (a  toll road) splits off of I-75 northwest of Orlando and  runs to Homestead, south of Miami. I-4 runs from near Daytona Beach to Tampa.

If going to Siesta Key, It is easy to find. Once on I-75, take either exit 207 (Bee Ridge Road), or exit 205 (Clark Road), and head west aprox 5.7 miles to the beaches (follow the signs).

Airlines that serve Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ):

Air Sunshine (800) 327-8900 Web Site
American Eagle (800) 433-7300 Web Site
American Trans Air (800) 225-2995 Web Site
Atlantic Southeast (800) 221-1212 Web Site
Continental (Now United Airlines) (800) 523-3273 Web Site
Delta (800) 221-1212 Web Site
Sun Country (800) 743-7848 Web Site
US Airways (800) 428-4322 Web Site

Charter Planes:
Dolphin Aviation (941) 355-7715 Web Site

Black Tie Limo (941) 927-1947
Longboat Limo (800) 525-4661
Presidential Limo (888) 957-7444

Rental car companies in the Sarasota (SRQ) airport:

Alamo (800) 327-9633 Web Site
Avis (800) 331-1212 Web Site
Budget (800) 527-0700 Web Site
Dollar (800) 800-4000 Web Site
Hertz (800) 654-3131 Web Site
National (800) 227-7368 Web Site

Taxi companies:

AAA Best Car (941) 954-2066 No Web Site
Affordable Cab (941) 755-8181 No Web Site
City Cab (941) 346-8959 No Web Site
Courtesy Cab (941) 954-1970 No Web Site
Diplomat Taxi (941) 365-8294 No Web Site
Dolphin Cab (941) 387-7616 No Web Site
Emerald Green Taxi (941) 922-6666 No Web Site
Yellow Cab (941) 955-3341 No Web Site

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