The Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is located at the southwestern tip of Florida's Gulf Coast. The area is easily accessible by highway or air, yet once you arrive, there is a distinct feeling of being away from it all.
Main access to the area is via I-75, known as Alligator Alley in the section between Naples and Ft. Lauderdale. From I-75, six exits offer entry into the area. Exit 80 to SR 29 leads to Everglades City, Immokalee and Ave Maria. Exit 101 to SR 84 leads visitors to downtown Naples and it is also the exit for Marco Island -- just follow Collier Boulevard (SR 951) westward to the island. Exit 105 leads to both downtown Naples and Golden Gate, providing easy access to downtown Naples, Naples Zoo, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Coastland Mall and more. Exit 107, Pine Ridge Road, leads you directly to U.S. 41. This is the best exit to reach Clam Pass Beach Park and Waterside Shops. Exit 111, Immokalee Road, leads to North Naples to the west and the National Audubon Society's renowned Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary just 17 miles east, as well as the towns of Ave Maria and Immokalee. Exit 116, Bonita Beach Road, offers access to Barefoot Beach Park and the growing number of shops and restaurants in North Naples.
The area can also be reached from Miami via U.S. 41, also known as the historic Tamiami Trail. This two-hour drive takes you through the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve. There are numerous scenic stops along the way. Drivers passing at sunrise and sunset are often rewarded with stunningly beautiful imagery. Any time of the day you may also spot many species of birds and wildlife.
For the latest traffic information, you can call 511 toll-free. Ask for Southwest Florida 511 and then say either the road name or city name for news or visit www.SouthwestFlorida511.com.
The City of Naples has installed several new roundabouts on Central Avenue at 8th Street South and 10th Street South. A brochure is offered to assist motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians in the proper use of a roundabout.
How to use a Roundabout Brochure
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), the region's largest airport, is just 40 minutes to the north in Fort Myers via I-75. Fourteen airlines serve the airport offering non-stop flights to 44 destinations. International service is available to Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Germany. The airport has a spacious terminal complex with many shops and restaurants and customs service. J.D. Power released its 2015 North American Airport Satisfaction Study and Southwest Florida International Airport ranked #1 in the country in the medium airport category. The study, in its 10th year, measures overall traveler satisfaction with large- and medium-sized North American airports in the areas of terminal facilities, airport accessibility, security check, baggage claim, check-in/baggage check and terminal shopping.
The Naples Municipal Airport is served by ExecAir, offering scheduled and on-demand flights to Miami and Key West as well as air charter service, and Elite Airways with flights to Melbourne, Florida (continuing to Long Island, NY) and Portland, Maine.Naples Air, Inc. is FAA-authorized for charter flights to 48 states, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, and Naples Jet Center offers VIP charter service to destinations across the U.S. and around the world.Salt Island Seaplanes provides charter flights to Key West aboard an amphibious Cessna 206 seaplane. GulfCoast Airways regular flights to Key West and Marathon and provides charter flights throughout Florida and the Bahamas. In addition, FlexJet, which opened its first private terminal in the nation at the airport, and several other fractional-aircraft and charter-flight companies serve Naples. Parking is free at Naples Municipal Airport, which accommodates nearly 100,000 operations a year. The airport provides the full range of FBO services, several rental-car options and a U.S. Customs facility that saves time when traveling from Canada, the Bahamas or the Caribbean. Check Naples Municipal Airport’s website for more information.
Island Hoppers/Raven Air offers aerial sghtseeing tours as well as Florida Keys Air Shuttle and air charter services out of Marco Island Executive Airport.
The Collier County Airport Authority operates three airports in the region: Marco Island Executive Airport; Immokalee Regional Airport; andEverglades Airpark in Everglades City. Marco Island Executive Airport and Immokalee Regional Airport can accommodate jet traffic.
For more information, call:
· Marco Island Executive Airport, 239-394-3355
· Everglades Airpark, 239-695-2778
· Immokalee Regional Airport, 239-657-9003
Greyhound Bus Line offers regular service into Naples.
2540 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104-4331
Collier Area Transit offers the public CAT bus service within Collier County. Routes traverse the north and east Naples areas to Marco Island and Immokalee. CAT is now offering a low-cost Park & Ride Beach Trolley through April between North Collier Regional Park and the beaches at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Vanderbilt Park. Parking lots at these popular north Naples beach parks often fill up by mid-morning in the winter season.
The Naples Trolley is a private trolley tour service operating in Naples. The Naples Trolley Tour is narrated, with a lot of information about local shopping and attractions. You can get on and off the trolley as many times as you wish with a one-day ticket.
Naples Bay Water Shuttle provides fun, convenient and affordable transportation between the main waterfront locations on Naples Bay. Passengers enjoy a scenic boat trip and have easy access between Naples Bay Resort, Bayfront Center, Tin City, Port O' Call Marina and the Boathouse restaurant and Naples City Dock area.
Limousine, Taxi & Airport Shuttle Service
Ambassador Transportation (239) 204-0783
Checker Cab/Metro Cab (239)-444-4444
Classic Luxury Airport Transportation (239) 394-1888 or (800) 553-8294
Dolphin Transportation (239) 530-0100
MBA Airport Transportation (239) 225-0428
Naples Airport Shuttles (888) 569-2227
Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning (800) 592-0848
NTTEP Airport Shuttle (239) 262-3006
Regent Transportation (239) 246-7121
Taxi Time Airport Shuttle (239) 200-0000
Uber Ft. Myers/Naples via the Uber App