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Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

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Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

Hi. My wife and I, Brits in our late sixties, are staying on LBK for a week in early October, after visiting American friends in Alabama. We will probably rent a car when we are on LBK but would prefer to take a taxi from Sarasota airport to our vacation accomadation on LBK, when we arrive. Any help on the following would be great:

Should we pre-book a taxi before we arrive at Sarasota Airport? Can we just exit the airport and get a taxi without pre-booking? Anything we should be aware of? Are there any car rental outlets on LBK or would we need to come into Sarasota to arrange that?

Any thoughts, advice would be very welcome. Thank you!

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Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

For what you would pay a taxi from the airport to LBK, you may as well rent the car at the airport since you're planning to rent one anyway.

Bradenton, Florida
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2. Re: Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

I agree with just going ahead and renting. It is not a long drive, and really easy, and there are no car rental agencies on any of the islands, so you would just have to come back to town anyway.

Sarasota, Florida
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3. Re: Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

No need to rent ahead for a taxi at the Sarasota airport. They are all waiting there for passengers (a single company, Diplomat). They will probably charge you $20 to $25 to get to Longboat, depending where you're staying on the island. And, as others said, there are no rental outlets on Longboat...but with one important exception. If you're staying at the Longboat Key Club, they have a special arrangement with Enterprise Car Rental where Enterprise will deliver the car to you at the LBK Club. You could then use the car during your stay and either leave it at the LBK Club when you're finished or leave it at the airport on your way out.

Bexhill-on-Sea...
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4. Re: Taxi from Sarasota Airport and car rental in LBK

Thanks for your replies. The information is much appreciated!

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