Travel Information for Sanibel Island

Travel Information for Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva:

Flights and Rental Cars:

Southwest Florida International Airport Termin...Image via Wikipedia

The nearest airport to Sanibel Island is the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers.  Most major airlines have itineraries to and from RSW, so your best bet is to book early and shop around.  Don’t forget to check with any organizations (such as AAA, Sams Club, etc) to which you belong for cheaper fares.  Here are a few travel sites to get you started:

You may also wish to rent a car if you want the freedom to explore the island.  Most major car rental businesses operate out of the airport at Fort Myers. If you are wishing to save some cash and don’t plan to leave the resort, there is a taxi service that runs between the airport and the island:
  • Sanibel Island Taxi (around $55 for up to 2 people and $10 per additional person) – 888-527-7806

Getting Around

Sanibel Island sits on the Gulf side of Florida, and is attached by causeway bridge to Fort Myers, Florida.  The causeway is a toll road (, and will cost $6 for two-axle vehicles going TO the island.  There is no charge on the return trip from the island.
Make sure your guests understand that if they stay at a different resort or location, traffic in Fort Myers and on the islands can make travel incredibly slow.  Be sure you and your guests give yourself plenty of time to get to the venues on the day of the wedding.
  • For example, while it is only 24 miles from the Fort Myers airport (RSW) to Sundial Resort, during peak traffic (particularly on the Sanibel Causeway) it could take you more than an hour to get to the resort!
  • Most roads on Sanibel Island have a 25 mph speed limit and the numerous pedestrians/bicycles have right-of-way.  Please allow ample time to make it from your accommodations to the wedding

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About Rob

A northerner that recently moved South! My newlywed wife and I are long-time vacationers around southwest Florida, and our hearts definitely belong on Sanibel Island!

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