|Transportation to & in Venice Florida|
—Sarasota-Brandenton International Airport (SRQ) on the north side of Sarasota, 24 miles (39 km), 45 minutes via US Route 41 or I-75
—St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport south of Tamp, 69 miles (111 km), 1 hour 15 minutes via I-75
—Tampa International Airport (TPA) 80 miles (129 km), 1 hour 30 minutes via I-75
—Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, 73 miles (117 km), 1 hour 30 minutes via I-75
—Orlando International Airport (MCO) 146 miles (235 km), 2 hours 30 minutes
—Miami International Airport (MIA) 207 miles (333 km), 3 hours 45 minutes
Cars can be rented/hired at any of the airports mentioned above (Sarasota/SRQ is easiest) and also at a few locations in Venice.
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SCAT, the Sarasota County Area Transit system, operates local and regional buses on routes to and through Sarasota and Venice. The terminal in Venice is the historic Venice Train Depot, which now serves buses, not trains. More...
SCAT buses 99 and 215 connect SRQ Airport to the Downtown Sarasota Transfer Station, where you can transfer to a bus for the Venice Train Depot, but departures may be infrequent, and there are many bus stops along the route. From the Venice Train Depot, take Bus 13 ("Walmart South Venice") to other Venice destinations.
Here's a map of Route 13 in Venice (as of February 2016).
Venice is a great place for bicycling, being mostly flat, with good roads, bike paths, and relatively slow traffic (except on the Tamiami Trail).