How to Get To Fort Myers Beach from the Airport

We recently asked our private Facebook group members what they would be most interested in reading about on our blog. Overwhelmingly, many individuals requested the best advice regarding traveling from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

As of May 2019, there is no official shuttle from RSW to Fort Myers Beach or to our property, Lighthouse Island Resort Inn and Suites.

The good news? There are plenty of options at all price points that guests can select from to transport yourself 20 miles across Fort Myers, across the Matanzas Pass Bridge and down into the heart of our gulf side paradise.

The first option is public transportation. LeeTran provides public transportation between 7:25 a.m. and 9:25 p.m. on weekdays and 7:25 a.m. and 8:05 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday bus service is available from 7:06 a.m. until 6:56 p.m. Please note that bus service times change seasonally. To travel to Fort Myers Beach from RSW, hop on Route 50 bus and ride until you reach the transfer station at Summerlin Square, located north of Fort Myers Beach. From Summerlin Square, board bus Route 400 and ride until you reach the Times Square stop. Our property is located steps from the bus stop. An adult fare costs $1.50.

For those who prefer private transportation, there are multiple options. Rental cars are available from the airport’s Rental Car Service Center is located on the ground level of the parking garage. Arriving passengers should proceed downstairs, exit baggage claim and walk across the street to the rental car facility. Rentals are provided by Alamo, Avis, Budget, and others.

Taxi services are also available for visitors. MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is the provider of taxi service at Southwest Florida International Airport. MBA Airport Transportation taxi rates from Southwest Florida International Airport are defined by zones, not meters. Fort Myers Beach is located in Zone 5, meaning a fee of $50 will be applied for MBA service from RSW to Fort Myers Beach. MBA Airport Transportation is available to serve all walk-up customers, with no reservations required. Customers in need of an ADA lift-equipped vehicle may make an advanced reservation, but it is not required.

Last, ride share services are available from RSW to Fort Myers Beach. Both Uber and Lyft are available for pickup at RSW. To utilize these services you will need to download the official apps and follow the instructions to hail your ride.

Please reach out if you would like more information about transportation to Fort Myers Beach, or have any additional questions about our property!

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Lighthouse Island Resort


We are now accepting reservations for all guests, but still undergoing extensive clean up and repair around the hotel property.

We will require a one (1) night deposit at the time of booking, any cancellations must be three days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of the deposit.

We are still experiencing challenges with our WiFi service, due to this we cannot promise Internet or TV service.

We will ask you to sign an insurance release, if you choose not to sign this release, you will not be allowed to check in to our resort.

Our temporary office hours are 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. and the temporary office is located on the 2nd floor in room 508.

The available rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd and 4th floors and our elevators are currently unavailable. You will have to navigate the stairs to access your room.

Parking is limited to one vehicle, we have no parking available for large trucks, trailers, boats or RVs.

Due to our resort being under renovations and repairs; generators, power washers and electric tools will be run early morning to late evening. Please be aware there will be noise throughout the day.

You must be over 23 years old to check in.Your credit card and ID must match the name on the reservation.

Our Yucatan Beach Stand is only steps away and is open daily from 11am to 9pm.

Our Tiki Bar is open 9am to Midnight Daily, serving great cold drinks, Live entertainment and a new ever changing menu from our grill.

The island still has no phone service, so to make reservations please click the Book Now Button below or contact us at To speak with an agent please call 239-356-7829 available 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily.