Airports Near Anna Maria Island

| March 10, 2023

Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy the beauty of Anna Maria Island. Many of these visitors will arrive in Florida by plane. Although the island doesn’t have its own airport, there are several airports near Anna Maria Island that offer service to the area. Let’s take a look at the four main airports that serve Anna Maria Island: Sarasota-Bradenton International, Southwest Florida International, Tampa International, and Orlando International.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

The closest airport to Anna Maria Island is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). SRQ is located just 13 miles south of the island and is serviced by several major airlines, including, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, American, and United, and offers direct flights to several major US cities, including New York, Atlanta and Boston. For our Canadian friends, Air Canada Rouge also flies in direct from Toronto. The airport houses several car rental agencies, so it is easy for visitors to rent a car and drive to the island. For more information on the airport, visit their website.

Southwest Florida International Airport

Another nearby airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). RSW is located about 85 miles south in Fort Myers. The airport serves several major airlines, including Southwest, Delta, United, JetBlue, Spirit, and others. These airlines offer direct flights to many US cities, including Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Seattle Flights from Toronto can be had with Air Canada Rouge or WestJest, with seasonal service from Montreal and Ottawa respectively. Eurowings provides service to our European friends from Frankfurt airport. Although RSW is further from Anna Maria Island than SRQ, it provides more airline options for visitors. To learn more about RSW, visit their website.

Tampa International Airport

45 miles north of the island is the Tampa International Airport (TPA). This airport is served by several airlines, including United, Southwest, American, JetBlue and Delta. The airport offers direct flights to several US cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. Tampa International services many international markets, including flights from London, Zurich, Panama City, Toronto, Frankfurt, and the Cayman Islands. TPA is a good choice for our visitors that are looking for a wider range of flight options than SRQ provides. Their website contains information about airlines, parking, and more.

Orlando International Airport

Although it is about 130 miles from Anna Maria Island, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a good option for many travelers. It is the busiest airport in the state and one of the busiest in the US. This provides travelers with many more options. It is serviced by several airlines, including American, JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, and United. The airport offers direct flights to several US cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. MCO is serviced by a number of international airlines with direct flights from Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East. The MCO website has more information.

While MCO is further from the island than the other three airports we’ve mentioned, it’s still a convenient airport near Anna Maria Island, especially for visitors who are flying in from the west coast and international passengers 

There are several airports near Anna Maria Island that you can use to get here. The most convenient in terms of distance is Sarasota-Bradenton International, just 13 miles south of the island. Southwest Florida International and Tampa International offer a larger number of flights and more destinations while being relatively close. Orlando International is also a convenient option, especially for those coming to visit us from international locations. No matter how you get here you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere of Anna Maria Island.

If there are other questions about how to get here, please contact us. Our local experts will be happy to make your trip as stress-free and memorable as possible. 

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