How to Reach Sanibel - The Easiest Way to Reach Sanibel


  • By Car: Most travellers arrive by automobile, crossing the Sanibel Causeway (a one-way toll of $6 will have to be paid in cash).
  • By Air: Sanibel Island is less than 25 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, and that’s the closest places for flights in.


  • By Car: Driving is the most popular way to get around the Island
  • By Bicycle: Cycling can be a gratifying way to see the island. 

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Modes of Transportation in Sanibel

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Sanibel. The most preferred mode of transport in Sanibel is Car.

Average distance: 21.16 km Average time: 22.3 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 22.3 min Overall average time for 21.16 kms 22.3 min

How to Reach Sanibel from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Naples to Sanibel 25.73 km 25 mins
Tampa to Sanibel 53.42 km 53 mins
Pinellas park to Sanibel 78.02 km 1 hour 18 mins
Orlando to Sanibel 78.93 km 1 hour 18 mins
Port orange to Sanibel 122.32 km 2 hours 2 mins
Greenville to Sanibel 133.04 km 2 hours 13 mins
Merritt island to Sanibel 152.02 km 2 hours 32 mins
Sebastian to Sanibel 173.99 km 2 hours 53 mins
Hialeah to Sanibel 194.11 km 3 hours 14 mins
Hollywood to Sanibel 208.28 km 3 hours 28 mins
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