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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Sanibel Island by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ft. Myers (RSW)

Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Tampa
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Hilton Garden Inn Riverview Brandon to Fort Myers - McDonalds exit 131

Train, bus via West Palm Beach

  1. Take the train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from West Palm Beach to Ft Myers

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Tampa
  3. Take the bus from Tampa to Ft Myers

Bus

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Orlando
  3. Take the bus from Orlando to Ft Myers

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston to Sanibel Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sanibel Island is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sanibel Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Sanibel Island is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Sanibel Island is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 25h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Sanibel Island is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Boston and Sanibel Island is 1270 miles. The road distance is 1488 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Sanibel Island without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 31h 49m and costs $210 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Boston to Sanibel Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Sanibel Island is to fly which takes 5h 5m and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $300 and takes 44h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Ft. Myers Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Sanibel Island is 1488 miles. It takes approximately 25h 14m to drive from Boston to Sanibel Island.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Ft. Myers Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Sanibel Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Sanibel Island.
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  • Distance: 1269.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Sanibel Island, FL, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and four other airlines fly from Boston to Sanibel Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Sanibel Island via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, New York, Orlando, Rosa Parks Transportation Ctr, and Cape Coral Transfer Center in around 44h 19m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Ft. Myers via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Seat
$280 - $400
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Tampa
Ave. Duration
25h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Premium
$370 - $500
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $370
Business Seat
$260 - $380
Bus operators
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Starline Express
Phone
917-656-4221
Email
nycstarline@gmail.com
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Tampa
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Florida Shuttle Transportation
Phone
321-250-2820
Email
reservations@floridashuttletransportation.com
Shuttle from Hilton Garden Inn Riverview Brandon to Fort Myers - McDonalds exit 131
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
bookings.floridashuttletransportation.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach to Ft Myers
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Tampa to Ft Myers
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New York to Orlando
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $160
Flexible
$170 - $240
Bus from Orlando to Ft Myers
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com

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