Our Top Tips on Traveling From Minneapolis to Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Are planning a trip from Minneapolis to Sanibel and Captiva? Trying to get to your destination can be stressful, but we know some tips so you can be prepared. We’re here to provide you with ways to get here and the easiest ways to get to your beach rental. Keep reading, so you can be prepared for your trip!

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What to Know About Traveling From Minneapolis to Sanibel and Captiva Islands

The Best Way to Get From  Minneapolis to Sanibel and Captiva

If you plan on flying to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, you’ll fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. We recommend flying because it will cut your travel time from about 25 hours driving to just three hours in the air. You won’t have a problem finding a flight to RSW because about 10 airlines offer the ride. You can even find flights as low as $100 roundtrip with budget airlines like Spirit.

About the Airport

The Southwest Florida International Airport is about 25 miles from Sanibel Island and about 35 miles from Captiva Island. Depending on where you’re going on the islands and the traffic, the ride could take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes. If you’d like to have a car during your stay, you can rent one at the airport. If not, you can easily get a ride with a taxi or a rideshare service to get to your beach rental.

Keep In Mind

There is a toll to enter Sanibel Island. The system is electronic, so it reads license plates and sends a bill to the car`s registered owner. The fee is $6 for those with Florida`s Sun Pass and $9 for those without. If you happen to have Georgia’s Peach Pass or North Carolina`s Quick Pass, those will also work. You can easily sign up for a Sun Pass online and purchase a transponder at a Florida retailer like Publix or CVS. If you are renting a car, just be sure to let the car rental company know you`ll be traveling to Sanibel or Captiva. They will often already have a transponder in the car, or they will add one in for you. It’s also good to note, that you only pay the toll when you enter Sanibel and Captiva, not when you leave the islands.

Stay With Dream Vacation Rentals

BlissNow that you know just how to get from Minneapolis to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, it’s time to book your stay. Dream Vacation Rentals has the best selection of beach houses and condos on the islands. We have more than 100 properties for you to choose from! Whether you need a one-bedroom beachfront condo or a large five-bedroom beach house, we’re sure to have the vacation rental for you. We also have more than a dozen dog-friendly homes because we know how important your furry family is.

Browse our properties and start planning your dream getaway to Sanibel and Captiva Islands today!