Ground Transportation

Taxi Service

On Demand Taxi and Luxury Sedan services are available just outside the baggage claim area on the west end of the terminal. Quality service is provided by Diplomat Airport Transportation and is available for all arriving flights. The Diplomat taxi starter will connect you with a vehicle, load your luggage, and get you on your way. You may contact Diplomat Airport Transportation at 941-777-1111, or at the following link:

Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s)

You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their rideshare app. Loading is in the Short Term Parking Lot, Row A8. More information can be found on their websites at:


Public Transit

Public transit services are available in the Ground Transportation area located at the west end of the baggage claim area. Buses from both Manatee and Sarasota counties make regular stops 12 hours per day (except Sundays and holidays) in the Ground Transportation queuing area. You may contact the transit companies directly for schedule and fare information.

View bus schedules below: 

Shuttle Service

A variety of hotels and resorts in the Sarasota Bradenton area offer ground transportation to and from SRQ. The list below includes properties that advertise shuttle service from SRQ. The airport recommends contacting your hotel or resort prior to arrival for transportation information even if it is not on the list below.
  • Aloft Hotel
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton - Sarasota
  • Even Hotel Sarasota
  • Hampton Inn & Suites SRQ Airport
  • Holiday Inn – SRQ Airport
  • Homewood Suites - Sarasota
  • Hotel Indigo – Sarasota
  • Hyatt Place SRQ Airport
  • Hyatt Place Lakewood Ranch
  • Hyatt Regency Sarasota
  • IMG Academy
  • Residence Inn
  • Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
  • Sarasota Modern Hotel
  • Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites

Related Questions & Answers

Can I use a taxi or limo service other than Diplomat?

Yes, but you must call ahead and arrange for pick-up in the second lane of the Ground Transportation queuing area. The service of your choice must possess a current annual Ground Transportation Permit. Transportation providers permitted at SRQ for 2019 include:
  • A2B Chauffeur Sarasota
  • AAA American Luxury Car Service
  • ALD Limo Corporation
  • Alpha Limousine & Chauffeur Service
  • Blue Ribbon Transportation
  • Blue Sky Airport Limo Service
  • Boca Grande Limousines
  • Bruce’s Taxi Service
  • Carey Limousines of Tampa Bay
  • Charlotte Shuttles & Transportation
  • City Key Limo
  • Eddie’s Limousines
  • Elite Sedan Service
  • Douthwaite Transportation Services
  • Gulf Shore Transportation
  • I Drive Transportation
  • J Limo
  • Longboat Limousines
  • Mar Car Service
  • Marc Limo Service
  • Network Transportation Solutions
  • Olympus Limo of Tampa Bay
  • Palm Tree Transportation
  • Prime Time Limousines
  • Regal Transport of Sarasota
  • Roxy’s Transportation
  • Siesta Trolley
  • SRQ Services
  • SRQ Executive Limousine
  • Suncoast Limousine Service
  • Suncoast Sedans
  • Sunwise Airport Van & Car Service
  • Supershuttle of Tampa Bay
  • Tamiami Limousine
  • Tarpon Executive Car Service
  • Tropical Transportation
  • Up All Night Sedan & Limo
  • Venice Car Service
  • We Drive Tampa
  • West Florida Limousines, Inc.
  • White Glove Transportation 
  • Yellow Cab of Sarasota

What if no taxis are available when I arrive?

A taxi starter will be available near the exit door to the Ground Transportation area to assist you.  You may also pick up an airport courtesy phone located near the exit doors for assistance. 

Where can I get bus schedules?

Bus schedules are available near the exit of the Ground Transportation area, in the baggage wing just past the rental car counters, as well as posted in the bus shelter in the Ground Transportation queuing area.

Do you have shuttle service to other airports?

No, the Airport does not offer shuttle service to other airports.