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There are 3 ways to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Valparaiso (VPS) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) VPS - SRQ

$286 - $1,332

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Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Walton Beach, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl

$75 - $164

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota 490.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota is to fly which costs $280 - $1,400 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Fort Walton Beach and Sarasota is 328 miles. The road distance is 490.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 24 min and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $280 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $170 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Valparaiso Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Sarasota is 1 h ahead of Fort Walton Beach. It is currently 9:40 PM in Fort Walton Beach and 10:40 PM in Sarasota.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota is 490 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to drive from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Valparaiso Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota.
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  • Distance: 328.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA and Sarasota, FL, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort Walton Beach to Sarasota via Ft Walton Beach, Fl, Tallahassee, Fl, Tampa, Fl, Sarasota, Fl, and Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave in around 14 h 24 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ft Walton Beach, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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There are 1208+ hotels available in Sarasota. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Valparaiso Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $25 - $31.

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