Southwest Florida International Airport Guide (RSW)

Airport info
Code: RSW
11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33913-8213, United States

Southwest Florida International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) southeast of Fort Myers.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 239 590 4800
Southwest Florida International Airport map

Southwest Florida International Airport serves key tourist destinations in the US State of Florida, including Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Sanibel Island. A useful resource for travellers, our Southwest Florida International Airport guide contains a wealth of information about the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and recommended nearby accommodation options.


Airport information desks and tourist information desks (operated by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau) can be found on both levels of the terminal.

Driving directions

The airport can be reached directly from Interstate 75, which runs past the eastern edge of Fort Myers.

To reach the airport from central Fort Myers, head east on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (FL-82 E) and join Interstate 75 heading southbound. From here, take the dedicated exit 128 onto Terminal Access Road and follow the signs to the airport. The total drive time from Fort Myers to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Lee Tran (tel: +1 239 533 8726; provides public buses from 0725 to 2125 (2005 on Saturdays and 1856 on Sundays), though this changes seasonally; check the airport website for the most up to date bus schedule. Bus 50 connects to central Fort Myers (journey time: 40 minutes; fare: US$1.50), calling at Daniels Parkway, where connections can be made to other routes.

Shuttle:Many hotels in the area offer a shuttle bus service to/from Southwest Florida International Airport. Other shuttle providers are available – information on these can be found at the ground transportation booth, which is situated between the terminal and the short-term car park.

Taxi:Fixed-rate taxis are available from Southwest Florida International Airport and can be booked in advance or upon arrival at the ground transportation booth. Companies include MBA Airport Transportation (tel: +1 239 482 2777; Fares range from US$20 to US$40, depending on the taxi company and destination. 

Terminal facilities


Currency exchange services are available from Travelex and the business centre on level 2 of the main terminal area. ATMs can be found throughout the main terminal and its concourses.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Southwest Florida International Airport, and static internet kiosk can be found in the business centre. There is also a postal service at the airport and pay phones are available in the terminal building.


There are more than 30 places to eat or drink within the terminal. Options include fast-food outlets, cafés, bars and restaurants.


There is a selection of shops selling gifts, regional specialities, travel accessories and golf equipment. Newspaper vending machines are available at various points within the terminal.


Enquiries for items lost within the terminal should be directed to Lee County Port Authority (tel: +1 239 590 4810). For items lost in the security screening area, contact TSA (tel: +1 239 210 6419). Luggage storage is currently not available at the airport.


There are animal relief areas at both ends of the terminal for those travelling with dogs.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

A business centre (tel: +1 239 561 2204) with fax and photocopying facilities, laptop connections, internet kiosks, money exchange and a courier service is available on the second level of the terminal.

For further meeting/business facilities, the nearby Holiday Inn Myers Airport (tel: +1 239 561 1550; houses a range of meeting rooms with capacity for up to 350 delegates; these can be rented by non-guests.

Disabled facilities

There are TDD telephones in the terminal for hearing-impaired passengers. Wheelchairs can be provided on request, and there are lifts and ramps where necessary. Passengers requiring special assistance are advised to contact their airline prior to travel.

Car parking

There is parking space for more than 11,000 vehicles at Southwest Florida International Airport. Short-term parking is available in a multistorey car park directly across from the terminal. Long-term parking is located beyond the short-term parking garage – shuttles provide transportation to the long-term car park. In addition, there is a ‘cell phone lot’ for drivers awaiting arriving passengers, which can be accessed following signs along Terminal Access Road.

For further parking information, contact Standard Parking (tel: +1 239 768 6296).

Car rental

Car hire companies located at Southwest Florida International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Arriving passengers should proceed downstairs, exit baggage claim and walk across the street to the Rental Car Service Centre, which is located on the ground floor of the multistorey car park.


There are no on-site hotels at Southwest Florida International Airport but a number of budget and mid-range options are within a 5km (3 miles) radius. Hotel courtesy phones are located in the baggage reclaim area for reservation and information.

Holiday Inn Myers Airport

+1 239 561 1550

A good option for business guests due to its extensive meeting facilities, the Holiday Inn is located 3km (2 miles) from Southwest Florida International Airport. Complimentary shuttle services operate to the airport and the Gulf Coast, while other features include free Wi-Fi access, an outdoor pool and fitness centre.

9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, Florida

Quality Suites Airport

+1 239 768 0005

One of a number of hotels connected to Southwest Florida International Airport by a shuttle service, the Quality Suites Airport includes continental breakfast and Wi-Fi access in the room rate. The well-positioned hotel just off Interstate 75 has a small gym, outdoor pool and a well-stocked bar.

13651 Indian Paint Lane, Fort Myers, Florida 33912, Florida

Hampton Inn Fort Myers Airport

+1 239 768 2525

Offering guests free internet access and airport transfers, the Hampton Inn Fort Myers Airport is around 10km (6 miles) from Southwest Florida International Airport. Business guests can make use of the affordable hotel's fax and photocopying facilities and meeting space; while those seeking to relax can take a dip in the outdoor pool.

9241 Market Place Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33912, Florida

Comfort Inn and Suites Airport

+1 239 939 5002

Featuring an indoor pool and exercise room, the 90-room Comfort Inn and Suites Airport includes an airport shuttle service, internet access and breakfast in its room charges. There is no on-site restaurant, but a choice of dining possibilities is available within walking distance.

10081 Intercom Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, Florida

Best Western Airport Inn

+1 239 561 7000

Located just off Interstate 75 and with easy access to Southwest Florida International Airport, the Best Western Airport Inn provides complimentary airport transportation. The hotel also houses an outdoor pool and fitness facilities, as well as boasting free internet access for guests.

8955 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33912, Florida
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