Traveling from Miami to Fort Myers
It's easy to travel from Miami to Fort Myers when you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip. The website can help you find flights, hotels and rental cars, making air travel between these two Florida cities simple. Fort Myers offers a variety of activities the whole family can enjoy, from beaches on the Gulf of Mexico to tours of historical landmarks.
As Florida's busiest airport, Miami International Airport saw almost 40 million passengers in 2011. All major airlines serve this airport, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways. Departing passengers will appreciate the new airport Metrorail station. Orange Line trains now travel from locations throughout the city to the airport, and fares start at $2.
The Miami airport offers three parking options for travelers driving to the airport for a departing flight. Valet parking is available on the departure level across from the north terminal. It costs $18 for up to 3 hours, and $30 per day. The airport provides two garages, both located off Central Boulevard, and parking here costs a daily maximum of $17. An Economy Park and Ride lot sits less than two miles from the airport and costs $8 per day. Shuttles leave for the airport every 10 to 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and every 20 to 25 minutes from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Miami International Airport boasts more than 80 choices for eating and drinking, including six Starbucks, four Pizza Huts, four Nathan's Hot Dogs locations and fast-food favorites, Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's. Full-service restaurants include T.G.I. Friday's and California Pizza Kitchen.
Fort Myers, Florida
Its location on Florida's Gulf Coast makes Fort Myers a haven for beach lovers. With near-perfect weather, this city is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The area's rich history offers a fitting backdrop for educational adventures.
Exploring Fort Myers
Visitors to Fort Myers fly into the Southwest Florida International Airport, which is roughly 14 miles southwest of downtown. Many visitors choose to rent a car for their visit to Fort Myers, and several rental companies have offices in the airport, including Avis, Budget and Hertz. Other transportation options include public bus via LeeTran, hotel shuttles and taxis. Bus rates start at $1.25, and hotel shuttle fees vary depending on the hotel. Taxi fares start at $20 for trips near the airport. It costs $30 to $40 for a taxi from the airport to nearby beaches.
Fort Myers enjoys a tropical climate, with warm, dry winters and hot, humid summers. Average winter temperatures see highs in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 50s and 60s. Summer highs are typically in the low 90s, and lows stay in the mid-70s. June to September is a good time to visit Fort Myers for cheaper hotel rates and less crowded beaches. It rains most days, but the storms are usually quick and arrive later in the afternoon.
Gulf Coast beaches offer warm water and sugary soft sand, perfect for playing in the waves and sunbathing. Downtown Fort Myers offers a variety of historical attractions, and you can tour the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford for a look back in time.
Enjoying Fort Myers, Florida
The whole family can find something to see, do and enjoy during a visit to Fort Myers. Whether you want to hit the local beaches or stroll through historic downtown, your vacation planning can be a breeze when you use Orbitz.com to plan your travel from Miami to Fort Myers.
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