Anybody who’s ventured this far south knows there is no easy way to get here other than to fly to Naples, Florida. It’s the easiest way to get to your vacation here in Naples! Because no two airports are alike or offer the same amenities, you need to know your options when you fly to Naples, Florida.
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Fly to Naples, Florida Using These Airports:
Naples Municipal Airport
Our Naples Municipal Airport is served by several air charter carriers, including Naples Air, Inc.; Naples Jet Center; Gulf Coast Airways; and ExecAir. But, if you’re looking to get here via a scheduled commercial flight, you can’t do that through Naples airport. But, don’t despair! We do have a couple of options in the area. You just have to drive a bit.
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
The most obvious choice is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. Air travelers bound for the beaches of Naples and Marco Island often choose to fly to Naples, Florida, into RSW, because it’s the closest airport. It’s only a painless 45 minutes south to the Naples area by way of I-75. One of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger service, RSW last year had more than 7.9 million travelers flying through.
Frontier Airlines has daily nonstop service between RSW and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. This expands Frontier’s nonstop service. Already, the Denver-based airline offers nonstop flights between Fort Myers and 7 other U.S. Cities, including Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Trenton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
More news: Spirit Airlines begins daily nonstop service between RSW and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
If you’re renting your own transportation, there are 12 car rental companies to choose from: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, EZ Rent-A-Car, Firefly, Fox Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
Driving to Naples from RSW
TIP: The exit that takes you easily to Downtown Naples is Exit 105 – CR 886 Golden Gate Parkway. (Don’t be fooled by the one that says Naples, Golden Gate … that’s Exit 107 – CR 896, which is Pine Ridge Road. It’s the next one south that you want…) Head west on Golden Gate Parkway and then head south on U.S. 41 (which is also called Tamiami Trail) to get to downtown.
If you’re opting for a taxi, MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is the taxi concessionaire for the Southwest Florida International Airport.
Fares are not metered. They’re regulated by the Port Authority and maximum prices are set according to zones. For instance, a trip to Downtown Naples for up to 3 people should not cost more than $70 (well… plus a few bucks for fuel surcharges). If you’re headed to North Naples (anywhere between Golden Gate Parkway and Vanderbilt Beach Road), then that fare should drop to no more than $60. Naples Park is even cheaper at $50 maximum. Prices are subject to change. We advise consulting MBA’s website for current pricing and other information on parties more than 3, splitting fares, and such.
The most user-friendly map, we think, of rate zones is found on the RSW website.
The Naples scene is all about style, so if you’re up for fancy, you can always reserve a limousine. There’s a long list (with some surprisingly affordable options) of companies which regularly travel between the airport and Naples. Check your options here.
Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
The second area option is Punta Gorda Airport. Midwesterners take heed! You very well might find a better deal flying into Punta Gorda. Although smaller and served by Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, the airport is only about 70 miles from Downtown Naples.
Check out a growing list of destination cities on the Punta Gorda Airport’s website. Of note, there’s service from Allentown, PA, Asheville, NC, Belleville, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Concord/Charlotte, NC, Dayton, OH, Des Moines, IA, Fort Wayne, IN, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC, Grand, Rapids, MI, Harrisburg, PA, Huntington, WV, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, Knoxville, TN, Lexington,KY, Louisville, KY, Niagara Falls, NY, Peoria, IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Raleigh/Durham, NC, Rockford, IL, South Bend, IN, Springfield, IL, Springfield/Branson, MO, Plattsburgh, NY, Portsmouth, NH, Trenton, NJ, Chicago O’Hare, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ and Toledo, OH.
Airlines Serving Punta Gorda Airport
Full List of Nonstop Flights to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW):
Southwest Florida International Airport served a record 8.8 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. RSW is an International Airport that services popular tourist destinations throughout SWFL including Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, and Punta Gorda to name a few.
Southwest Florida International Airport had 9,190 aircraft operations, an increase of 7 percent compared to February 2017. Page Field saw 8,451 operations, a 16.7 percent decrease from February 2017. In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in February 2018.
Nonstop to RSW
RSW offers non-stop flights to 36 airports on 11 airlines. If you want to travel from as far away as possible without having a connecting flight, here are your best options for each direction:
- NORTH: Montreal, Canada
- SOUTH: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- EAST: Dusseldorf, Germany
- WEST: Denver, Colorado
Below is the full list of nonstop cities (many in cold, snowy cities) served by Southwest Florida International Airport:
Domestic Nonstop Destinations
- Atlanta (ATL) – Delta, Southwest
- Atlantic City (ACY) – Spirit
- Baltimore (BWI) – Southwest
- Boston (BOS) – JetBlue
- Charlotte (CLT) – American
- Chicago (MDW) – Southwest
- Chicago (ORD) – American, Spirit, United
- Cincinnati (CVG) – Delta, Frontier
- Cleveland (CLE) – Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United
- Columbus (CMH) – Southwest
- Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) – American
- Denver (DEN) – Frontier, United
- Detroit (DTW) – Delta, Spirit
- Hartford (BDL) – JetBlue, Southwest
- Houston-Hobby (HOU) – United
- Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) – United
- Indianapolis (IND) – Southwest
- Key West (EYW) – Silver, United
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) – Delta, Sun Country
- Nashville (BNA) – Southwest
- Newark (EWR) – JetBlue, United
- New York (JFK) – JetBlue
- New York (LGA) – Delta
- Orlando (MCO) – Silver, United
- Philadelphia (PHL) – American
- Pittsburgh (PIT) – Southwest
- St. Louis (STL) – Southwest
- Trenton, NJ (TTN) – Frontier
- Washington, D.C., Reagan National (DCA) – American, JetBlue
- White Plains (HPN) – JetBlue
Caribbean Nonstop Destinations
- Cancun, Mexico (CUN) – Sun Country
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) – Sun Country
International Nonstop Destinations
- Düsseldorf, Germany (DUS) – Eurowings
- Munich, Germany (MUC) – Eurowings
- Cologne-Bonn, Germany (CGN) – Eurowings
- Montreal, Canada (YUL) – Air Canada
- Ottawa, Canada (YOW) – WestJet
- Toronto, Canada (YYZ) – WestJet
Off-Season vs. Season
Historically off season starts after Easter. There is a boost in mid summer for kids out of school, but in September it begins again thru November.
Looking for the slowest time of the year to visit? Sept is the Most ‘off’ season with hurricane season and the kids are back in school. Plus its still too nice up North for snowbirds.
Best time to visit: Southwest Florida’s peak season is winter, which runs from October to May.
Looking for a deal? Our slow season is summer, which runs from June to September.
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