Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
(Sarasota, Florida - FL, USA)
A gateway to the Sarasota and Manatee counties, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is situated just 4 miles / 7 km to the northwest of downtown Sarasota and next to Ballentine Manor, Kensington Park, Matoaka and Whitfield. The airport is also some 10 miles / 6 km south of Bradenton, and close to Sarasota Bay and the acclaimed University of South Florida (USF at Sarasota Manatee), which is home to around 45,000 students.
With around ten airlines serving this facility to and from both domestic and international destinations, Sarasota Bradenton Airport has a two-level terminal and an average annual passenger throughput of more than one million. SRQ Airport also boasts some 15,000 monthly air operations during its busiest winter months, which is the region's main tourist season.
Getting to Sarasota and Bradenton is made easy by the US-301 highway, which runs close to the airport itself. In addition, there are two public bus services operated by the Manatee (MCAT) and Sarasota (SCAT) counties that run from just outside the Baggage Claim area for 12 hours a day. Many hotels in the area also provide courtesy shuttles, while Diplomat airport taxis are also available, linking destinations such as Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Lido Key, Longboat Key and the affluent Oyster Bay area in southern Sarasota.
About Sarasota Tourism
Sarasota boasts an impressive arts scene and is actually the biggest city between Tampa and Fort Myers. There are museums and art galleries all around the city, such as the South Florida Museum on 10th Street, along with an abundance of shops and restaurants along Main Street in the downtown area and around Siesta Village. In addition, the famous Tampa to Miami Tamiami Trail roadway passes through Sarasota. Those looking for accommodation will find that the city contains some of Florida's most pricey hotels. Sarasota vacation rentals make for a good alternative, with the best overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and being well-placed for accessing the Lido Key and Siesta Key beaches.
Located on the west coast of Florida, to the south of Tampa, Bradenton Airport (SRQ) lies next to Sarasota Bay and directly south of Bradenton, being buffeted by a long string of picturesque keys. This part of Florida features many exciting coastal attractions, with amazing beaches clustered around Siesta Key, such as Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ):|
|Address: 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, Florida (FL), 34243-2105, USA |
|Airport Code: SRQ
Tel: +1 941 359 5200
Fax: +1 941 395 5054