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Getting There

This entire region is served by Southwest Florida International Airport, off Daniels Parkway, east of I-75. You can get here on Air Canada, AirTran, American, America West, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, LTU International, Midwest Airlines, Northwest/KLM, Royal, Spirit, Sun Country, United, and US Airways. The two baggage-claim areas have information booths (with maps) and free phones to various hotels in the region.

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty have rental cars here.

Vans and taxis are available at a booth across the street from baggage claim. The maximum fares for one to three passengers are about $31 to downtown Fort Myers, $45 to Fort Myers Beach, $52 to $70 to Sanibel Island, $75 to Captiva Island, $56 to $85 to Naples, and $85 to Marco Island. It's a dollar more for each additional passenger.

Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL [872-7245]; www.amtrak.com) provides bus connections between Fort Myers and its nearest station, in Tampa. The Amtrak buses arrive at and depart from Greyhound/Trailways (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) bus station, at 2275 Cleveland Ave.

Visitor Information

For advance information on Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel and Captiva islands, contact the Lee Island Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau, 2180 W. 1st St., Ste. 100, Fort Myers, FL 33901 (tel. 800/237-6444 or 239/338-3500; fax 239/334-1106; www.leeislandcoast.com).

Volunteers staff information booths in the baggage-claim areas at Southwest Florida International Airport. Once you're in town, drop by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (tel. 800/366-3622 outside Florida, or 239/332-3624; fax 239/332-7276; www.fortmyers.org), which has a walk-in visitor center at Edwards Drive and Lee Street, on the waterfront. It's open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. There's also an information booth at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Getting Around

LeeTran (tel. 239/275-8726; www.rideleetran.com) operates public buses. System maps are available from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce . There's no public bus service to Sanibel and Captiva islands, but you can connect to the Fort Myers Beach Trolleys.

For a taxi, call Yellow Cab (tel. 239/332-1055), Bluebird Taxi (tel. 239/275-8294), or Admiralty Taxi (tel. 239/275-7000).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.