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About Sarasota

A culturally-rich alternative to the nearby theme parks of Orlando, Sarasota's Gulf Coast location is hard to resist. It became the winter base for many well-to-do families in the early twentieth century, during which time much of the town developed a subtle Italian feel.

Not only is the climate similar to what you might experience in southern Italy, but many of Sarasota's buildings were constructed to resemble the country's renaissance masterworks too. A good example is the Ringling family's Ca' d'Zan Venetian-style mansion.

The Ringlings made their money from circuses before giving their name to the much-celebrated John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It contains 21 galleries of European paintings, archaeological artifacts, and American art totaling 10,000 objects.

With weather so fine, you'll probably be looking with more than half an eye at Sarasota's numerous excellent resorts and beaches, many of which lie on a group of keys within the city limits. Bonus: our research ranked Sarasota as the #3 cheapest Spring Break destination, so you can soak up the sun on the cheap.

Arriving in Sarasota is equally easy thanks to its Cattleman Transfer Centre and Fruitville Road bus stations. Between them, travelers can connect by bus everywhere from Tampa to Tucson. Amtrak also operates a Thruway bus service from the defunct Sarasota rail station to Tampa for onward connections by train on the Silver Service. This service runs between Miami and New York City via Washington, D.C.

What bus companies travel to Sarasota, Florida?

Located in Florida, Sarasota is accessible by bus from one other city. There is only one bus to Sarasota per day, operated by Amtrak Thruway, but Wanderu will help you book that ticket for the lowest possible price.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Sarasota are also available..

Bus companies serving Sarasota

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 25m$35.46
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

$35.46 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Sarasota, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Sarasota. In the last month, buses from Orlando to Sarasota had the lowest average price at $35.46.

The main bus station in Sarasota is 5600 Fruitville Rd. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Sarasota.

The closest airport to Sarasota is Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport (SRQ), it is located 4.4 miles from the city center of Sarasota.
Sarasota ranks number 29 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 899 in United States. Sarasota ranks number 34 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Sarasota via bus service. On average 1 direct daily bus trips serve Sarasota.
The population of Sarasota is 55118. Sarasota ranks number 23 in terms of population in Florida and number 442 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Sarasota range from for a short trip to Sarasota, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Sarasota starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Sarasota can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
The closest bus station to the city center of Sarasota is 5600 Fruitville Rd, located just 4.6 miles away. Select 5600 Fruitville Rd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Sarasota. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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