Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is sited in Ft. Myers, FL and serves the Naples, Ft. Myers area, in addition to Sanibel Island, Captiva, Cape Coral, Marco Island, and Charlotte Harbor. It is most easily reached by taking the Alico Road exit from I-75 and following the well-displayed signs.
Southwest Florida International began operation in 1983 but the new terminal and facilities opened for business in 2005. Latest statistics show that over seven million passengers a year pass through this airport.
There are over twenty airlines that offer many non-stop flights to sites in North America, Canada and Germany. Would-wide access is available through hubs in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.
The airport is centrally located so that tourists, seasonal residents and business travelers can easily reach attractions like sun-kissed beaches, golf, shopping, the everglades, and much, much more.
The airport provides parking to meet the needs of any traveler. Short Term Parking is available in a garage adjacent to the terminal. The first twenty minutes are free. Long Term Parking space is not only ample but also convenient with a daily maximum of $11. Their shuttle service to the terminal is complimentary. They also provide a Cell Phone Lot where you can wait for your arriving traveler to call before driving on to the terminal. More parking information is available at 239-768-6296.
There is a booth for ground transportation information located at door #3 by the curb on the lower level. Travelers can arrange for limo service with one of dozens of quality companies. You can get a lower fare if you pre-reserve and are willing to share a ride. Standard taxi service is also available. Check with your hotel because many offer free shuttle service.
Renting a car is easy. All major car rental companies serve travelers at this airport. The Rental Car Service Center is in the parking garage next to the terminal. You will pick up and drop off your car right there; no need for a shuttle!
TERMINAL DINING AND SHOPPING
There is plenty to do if you have time between flights. There are over a dozen eateries so food, coffee, and cocktails are available. Need a book, magazine or newspaper? No problem! And, if you need a tropical memento to take back to the frozen north, they’ve got you covered.