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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from RSW to:
Fort Myers 11 miles
Sarasota 66 miles
Tampa 99 miles
Palm Beach 108 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
10 miles: Southwest Florida International Airport  (RSW)
67 miles: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport  (SRQ)
101 miles: Tampa International Airport  (TPA)
110 miles: Palm Beach International Airport  (PBI)

Car Hire Fort Myers

Fort Myers Airport Guide

With so much to see, you may not have time for the beach in Fort Myers. Begin at the Butterfly Estates, where every type of butterfly that lives in Florida is bred and conserved. The estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are fantastic for their insight into the origins of the city. Decorated as they would have been in their day, both houses are a fascinating walk through time. In the evening, after a hard day’s work on your tan on the beach, try the Groove Street Grill which fancies itself as the best grill/disco on the planet.  

Fort Myers Airport Directions

To get into Fort Myers, take the Daniels Parkway, west towards the coast before turning north on South Cleveland Avenue. Taking that road will lead right into the heart of Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Airport Parking

It’s quite simple, 11,000 spaces split into long and short term areas and situated alongside and opposite the terminal exit.

Fort Myers Airport Flight Information

Southwest Florida International Airport has many international flights including one from Dusseldorf Airport in Germany. Travellers from the UK and Europe can choose to connect from there or alternatively, take a connecting flight from a major east coast airport.

Hotels Near Fort Myers Airport

Hotels in Fort Myers are surprisingly good value for money with the Howard Johnson Inn costing from $26 a night. Even very plush hotels such as the Crowne Plaza can be reserved for only $38 a night making a stay in Fort Myers very good value.

Fort Myers Time Zone

Fort Myers is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Fort Myers Info

Fort Myers, founded in 1850 as Fort Harvie, began as a simple fort that protected the region from the attacks of the local Seminole Indians. Gradually, homes sprang up around it under the shadow of its protection. It wasn’t until nearly a century later that people recognised the beauty of the shoreline and tourism slowly grew. Today it is one of Southwest Florida’s most popular resorts and has sprouted several developments catering for retirees from the colder north.

Fort Myers Trivia:
  • Thomas Edison and Henry Ford both had homes in Fort Myers
  • The city has been extensively damaged by two hurricanes in the last decade
  • The city is considered to be the gateway to southwest Florida.
  • It’s one of the state’s main holiday resorts for Florida residents who go there for the relatively quiet and unspoilt beaches.
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