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Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

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Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

I'm wondering what if there is a bus service between Tampa, FL and the Venice area or even Ft. Myers airport? I'm travelling between friends in Tampa to friends in Venice.

The only airport to airport shuttle I found was actually not a shuttle - it was a limo service and rather pricey.

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1. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

See if floridaexpressbus.com or redcoachusa.com has service. You'll still need a taxi at either end though - unless the friends would drop you and pick you up.

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2. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

A private driver from Tampa( airport) to Sarasota usually costs $100...more or less depending on the price of gas. There isn't any bus service/train.

Renting a car is the best way to get around.

~SRQgirl

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3. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

I would rent a car for the day, would be cheapest for sure.

And you cold stop off halfway in Anna Maria or Sarasota for a spot of fun/lunch.

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4. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

Greyhound Bus does travel from Tampa to Port Charlotte which is near Venice.

https://www.greyhound.com/default.aspx

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5. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

Pt C is no where near Venice (unless you think 30+ mins car travel is near ;-) And i don't think there is any transport in between as they are in 2 different counties.

You'd need to rent a car.

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6. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

OP had mentioned Ft. Myers airport. Port Charlotte is closer to Venice than Ft. Myers is. It reduces the distance by half, thus near. And OP is listed as being from outside of Florida, so may not know where Port Charlotte is.

Near is a relative term. ;-)

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7. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

I too need transportation from Venice/Nokomis to Ft. Myers airport. Any help here?

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8. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

I use Courtesy Transportation to the airports.

Owner's name is Steve Barnes.

(941) 954-1970

1-800-954-1970

Five buccs@aol.com

Very reliable..highly recommend.

~SRQgirl

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9. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

Thank you so much.

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10. Re: Public transportation bet. Tampa & Venice (Ft. Myers)?

2 adults need public transportation from tampa airport to a villa in venice,fla; on march 13 and then back to airport area on march 24. is this something you can provide? what would be the cost? please e-mail me back soon, at

angelinembryant@sbcglobal.net. thankyou ANGIE

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