We are on the road today to show you how easy it is to travel from the Sarasota international airport and take off. So let's go!
One question we constantly get asked is: Where is the closest airport to Lakewood Ranch? Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is Lakewood Ranch's #1 Airport! We share our trip and review of the airport in this video, above.
You do have options when traveling from the Lakewood Ranch area, as Tampa is about one hour, Orlando is about 2 hours, and Fort Myers isn't too far, but SRQ is definitely the closest!
Fun Fact: The airport code is "SRQ" because of radio communication issues dating back to WWII era. The original Sarasota code was "SSO", but over the radio it sounded too similar to "SOS", so the code was changed to include a filter letter that was used less often and became "SRQ". Read the full story here.
The Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is a quick 20 minute ride from mostly anywhere in Lakewood Ranch. They have some great routes and more flights being added as the airport continues to expand.
Current Airlines Available at SRQ:
We took a trip home to visit family and flew out of SRQ, so we used it as an opportunity to show you the ins and outs of the SRQ airport, and to highlight how easy it makes traveling from the Lakewood Ranch Area!
Inside the airport, you will find some great options to grab a bite before your flight. For a smaller airport they have a good variety, both in the main concourse and within the gate terminals. One grill features local brews from Kona Brewery. There are plenty of convenience stores and stands to grab a quick snack, too! Airport employees are always friendly and super helpful. TSA Pre Check is available, as well as rental cars and Ride Share pick up locations.
It is easy to see why it is Lakewood Ranch's #1 Airport!
Non Stop Destinations from SRQ include: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Hartford, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and so many more!
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