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Located about 10 miles (16km) south-east of Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) serves the greater Southwest Florida region, including Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Bonita Springs and Naples. More than 7.5 million passengers used it in 2010 and it is one of the busiest single runway airports in the US.
Comprising one Main Terminal and concourse B-D, with free Wi-Fi throughout, modern facilities and plenty of natural sunlight, Southwest Florida International is a compact yet state-of-the-art airport. Security checks and baggage claims are quick and efficient, amenities neat and tidy, and staff courteous and helpful. Moreover, the airport features a wide array of works by local artists, making it a pleasure to wander around while you wait for your flight.
With nonstop flights throughout North America, and services to Canada and Germany, as well as a number of national hubs including Atlanta, Chicago and New York, Southwest Florida International offers much in the way of convenience for both local and international travelers.
When looking at flights from cities like Baltimore, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City, flight times to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) can range anywhere from 2h-9h. The fastest one-stop flight with the shortest arrival time to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is about 4h from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Midway International Airport (MDW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) quickest one-stop flights are around 4h 30m to Fort Myers. However, some flights may have a longer layover with a flight time to your destination that can be up to 14h.
You can find direct flights to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). JetBlue Airways, United, Delta, American, and Frontier Airlines can fly you non-stop to Fort Meyers without dealing with any layovers along the way. The direct flights from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) offer the fastest times at about 2h 50m to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
There are plenty of options to get you to your destination once your plane has landed. There’s a Rental Car Center inside the airport that’s located on the ground level of the parking garage where you will find companies such as Alamo, National, Enterprise, and Dollar. On-demand taxi service is available from MBA Airport Transportation. You can also get prearranged services from cab, limousine and shuttle companies to take you to Fort Meyer’s center. You’re also able to get Uber and Lyft services to your destination for about $20-25. When it comes to public transportation, there’s a bus stop at the airport in which you can jump on the Route 50 Bus for around $1.50.
A major vacation destination, Fort Myers also has many places to explore. You can relax on the beach and participate in fun watersports, as well as take a guided tour of the city. There are popular landmarks to see in the area like the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, and the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. The IMAG History & Science Center, the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, Manatee Park, Edison Ford Museum, and the J.N. “”Ding”” Darling National Wildlife Refuge are wonderful spots to visit.
You do not need a passport or a visa to fly to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) if you are a citizen of the USA and are flying in from another state. Non-citizens will need a passport to enter Florida if they do not have a government-issued ID like a permanent resident card, but may not need a tourist visa to enter if coming from countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. Do note that starting on October 1, 2020, citizens must have a REAL ID in order to fly domestically in the USA.