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Airplane and car are the best ways to get to Venice Florida, but local buses and bikes are good for getting you around the area.


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Most people come to Venice Florida by car or by plane (map). Here are the intercity airports closes to Venice:


Sarasota-Brandenton International Airport (SRQ) on the north side of Sarasota, 24 miles (39 km), 45 minutes via US Route 41 or I-75

St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport south of Tamp, 69 miles (111 km), 1 hour 15 minutes via I-75

Tampa International Airport (TPA) 80 miles (129 km), 1 hour 30 minutes via I-75

Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, 73 miles (117 km), 1 hour 30 minutes via I-75

Orlando International Airport (MCO) 146 miles (235 km), 2 hours 30 minutes

Miami International Airport (MIA) 207 miles (333 km), 3 hours 45 minutes

Car Rentals

Cars can be rented/hired at any of the airports mentioned above (Sarasota/SRQ is easiest) and also at a few locations in Venice.

Use this handy search box to check rates and availability from 15+ car rental companies all at once:


Bradenton, Florida, is as close as Greyhound Lines intercity buses come to Sarasota or Venice. More...

SCAT, the Sarasota County Area Transit system, operates local and regional buses on routes to and through Sarasota and Venice. The terminal in Venice is the historic Venice Train Depot, which now serves buses, not trains. More...

SCAT buses 99 and 215 connect SRQ Airport to the Downtown Sarasota Transfer Station, where you can transfer to a bus for the Venice Train Depot, but departures may be infrequent, and there are many bus stops along the route. From the Venice Train Depot, take Bus 13 ("Walmart South Venice") to other Venice destinations.

The entire trip by public bus from Sarasota-Bradenton Airport to Venice takes about 2-1/2 hours. Here's a map of the route from the SRQ Airport stop to Venice.

Click to download a map & timetable of Route 13 in Venice (as of January 2019).


Venice is a great place for bicycling, being mostly flat, with good roads, bike paths, and relatively slow traffic (except on the Tamiami Trail).

There are scenic bike paths along the Intracoastal Waterway and at other locations. More...

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Historic train depot, Venice Florida

The historic Venice Train Depot at Venice Florida, no longer served by any trains. It's now the terminal for SCAT local and regional buses.