Sanibel Island is 27 miles east of Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Numerous airlines serve both domestic and international passengers. Rental cars are available at the airport. Taxi or limousine service is also available.
Sanibel Island is easily accessed from Interstate 75 from Tampa, Orlando (via 1-4) Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Exit 1- 75 at exit 131 onto Daniels Road. Go west, crossing US 41. When you reach Summerlin Road, turn left. Summerlin Road takes you directly to the island toll plaza where there is a $6 county toll fee. Once on the island make a right turn onto Periwinkle Way. Go 2.6 miles to the only stop sign [dead-end]. Make a left turn onto Tarpon Bay Road. Go to next stop sign and turn right on West Gulf Drive. The West Wind Inn will be 2 miles ahead on your left. Now you know why we call it the quiet part of the island.