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The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of are some of the most commonly asked questions Palm Island Transit staff receives. Please check this section if you have questions about Palm Island Transit Ferry and it’s operations.

A – Driving Directions

Take I-75 South to Exit 191 US-41/South Florida College. Merge right onto River Road and continue for 12 miles. At the 3rd traffic light, take a left onto Pine Street which will become Placida Road. After 7 miles turn right onto Panama Boulevard and proceed to the Car Ferry Landing. View Map »

Tampa North

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Take I-75 North to Exit 170 Kings Highway/Arcadia/Port Charlotte and turn left onto Kings Highway. Take the first right onto Veterans Boulevard which will become SR-776. Remain on SR-776 for approximately 15 miles and turn left onto Gasparilla Road/CR771 and continue for 12 miles. Turn left onto Panama Boulevard and continue to the Car Ferry Landing.
Fort Myers - SouthTo View Directions Click On Map

  • Latitude: 26.870734N
  • Longitude: -82.31136W

Or 2000 Panama Blvd. Englewood, FL 34224

Palm ISland TransitTo View Directions Click On Map

B- From Airports:

With its location in Charlotte County on the Gulf coast of Florida, Palm Island Resort is conveniently served by five airports within easy driving distance, three to the north and two to the south.

Is about 100 miles to the north and is served by most major airlines with a variety of nonstop flights from many different destinations with seasonal service provided by charter carriers.

Directions: Take the airport exit and merge onto I-275 South toward St. Petersburg. Cross the Skyway Bridge and merge onto I-75 South toward Naples. Follow the directions above FROM TAMPA/NORTH to the resort. Driving time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

Tampa International AirportTo View Directions Click On Map

Is about 90 miles to the north and is served by Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines and seasonal Canadian service provided by SunWing.

Directions: Take the airport exit and turn left onto Roosevelt Blvd and take the SR-686 East ramp toward St. Petersburg. Merge onto I-275 South toward St. Petersburg and continue to I-75 South toward Naples. Follow the directions above FROM TAMPA/NORTH to the resort. Driving time is approximately 2 hours.

Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International AirportTo View Directions Click On Map
Is about 50 miles to the north and is served by several major domestic and commuter carriers as well as seasonal international and domestic charter carriers.

Directions: Take the airport exit and turn left onto University Parkway and continue 6 miles to I-75 South toward Naples. Follow the directions above FROM TAMPA/NORTH to the resort. Driving time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Sarasota-Bradenton International AirportTo View Directions Click On Map
Is located about 70 miles to the south and is served by most major airlines with a variety of nonstop flights from many different destinations with seasonal service provided by charter carriers.

Directions: Take the airport exit and turn right onto Chamberlin Parkway. Turn left onto Daniels Parkway and follow the signs to I-75 North to Tampa. Follow the directions above FROM FT. MYERS/SOUTH to the resort. Driving time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Southwest Florida International AirportTo View Directions Click On Map

Is conveniently located in Charlotte County about 35 miles to the south and is served by Allegiant Air and DirectAir with nonstop service to over 10 destinations.

Directions: Go north on Airport Road and take a right onto Golf Course Boulevard and continue for 2 miles. Take a left onto US-17 to follow signs to I-75 North to Tampa. Follow the directions above FROM FT. MYERS/SOUTH to the resort. Driving time is approximately 1 hour.

Punta Gorda AirportTo View Directions Click On Map

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