Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Guide (SRQ)

Airport info
Code: SRQ
6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, Florida 34243-2105, United States

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is situated 6km (4 miles) northwest of central Sarasota.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 941 359 2770.

Located between the towns of Sarasota and Bradenton in southwest Florida, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport also serves the major tourism destinations of Fort Myers and Tampa. Our Sarasota Bradenton International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, how to get there and accommodation options nearby.


Three information desks (one at baggage claim, one on the second floor pre-security and one on the concourse) are manned by voluntary SRQ Ambassadors dressed in green jackets.

Driving directions

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is located at the intersection of SR41 and University Parkway on the Sarasota and Manatee County line.

From Sarasota, head north along SR41 before turning onto University Parkway. From Bradenton, follow SR41 southwards and again turn off at University Parkway. University Parkway also connects to Interstate 75 at exit 213, around 7km (4 miles) to the east.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) (tel: +1 941 861 5000; and Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) (tel: +1 941 749 7116; provide regular daily bus schedules from the ground transportation area at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. SCAT bus 2 operates regularly to central Sarasota, taking about 20 minutes at a cost of US$1.25.

Taxi:Taxis are available from outside baggage claim. Diplomat Taxi (tel: +1 941 355 5155; is the official authorised airport taxi company. Fares to Sarasota start at around US$15-20.

Terminal facilities


An ATM is available on the second floor of the terminal building.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided inside the terminal. There are mail drop facilities on both levels.


Food and drink outlets can be found throughout Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. There is a golf-themed restaurant (with a take-away service), a doughnut vendor and a frozen yoghurt parlour pre-security, plus two cafés post-security.


The shopping area is located on the upper floor. It includes newsagents as well as a golf accessory store and gift shops. A flower vending machine is located on the first floor, near the airline ticket counters.


Luggage trolleys (requiring a US$3 deposit) are located on the ground level, near baggage claim, and at other key areas of the terminal. A kerbside assistance service is available for those with luggage. There is a lost and found service run by the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Police Department (tel: +1 941 359 5200 [ext. 4256]).


Other services available at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport include first aid facilities, baby changing rooms, and massage chairs, located on the first floor.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

A conference room (tel: +1 941 359 5200) is located on the first floor of the terminal and offers space for up to 20 delegates. The Dan P McClure Auditorium (DMA) is located next to the terminal and can be used free of charge by government- or aviation-related businesses.

Disabled facilities

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is easily accessible for disabled travellers. Among the facilities are easy-to-access toilets a TDD telephone. Passengers are advised to inform their airline of any special requirements in advance.

Car parking

Short-term parking is available immediately opposite the terminal building. Long-term parking, linked to the terminal by a free shuttle service, is next to the short-term car park. Parking is free in both car parks for the first 20 minutes. Further parking information is available (tel: +1 941 359 5200).

Car rental

Car hire companies located at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Desks are located inside the terminal at baggage claim. The car hire pick-up and drop-off area is located opposite the terminal.


There is a good choice of hotels near Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, some of which offer complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the terminal. The closest hotels are situated within 1km (0.6 miles) of the airport site.

Hyatt Place Sarasota / Bradenton Airport

+1 941 554 5800.

The Hyatt Place Sarasota / Bradenton Airport has two small meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access, a 24-hour fitness centre and an outdoor pool making it suitable for most travellers. Complimentary breakfast is provided but there is no on-site restaurant for lunch and dinner.

950 University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34234, Florida

Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton

+1 941 355 3337.

Offering a complimentary airport shuttle service, the 78-room Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton has a bistro restaurant that’s open for breakfast and dinner. Other facilities at this mid-range hotel include meeting rooms and a fitness centre with a pool.

850 University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34234, Florida

Sleep Inn

+1 941 359 8558.

Located at the main entrance to the airport grounds, the Sleep Inn provides free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi internet access, and boasts an outdoor pool and a business centre. Its 'deluxe' rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator.

900 University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34234, Florida

Knights Inn Sarasota

+1 941 355 8867.

A budget option close to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, the Knights Inn Sarasota provides free breakfast and internet access, plus an outdoor swimming pool. Room facilities include a microwave and fridge. Under-17s (accompanied by an adult) stay free.

5340 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34234, Florida
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