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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  •  4h 20m

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

$286 - $1,332

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 48m

  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

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Drive  •  8h 5m

  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 8h 5m.

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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 4h 20m.

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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 14h 48m and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m 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 4h 20m and costs $280 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $170 and takes 14h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Valparaiso Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 37m and has one stopover.

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Sarasota is 1h ahead of Fort Walton Beach. It is currently 7:15 PM in Fort Walton Beach and 8:15 PM in Sarasota.

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

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Allegiant Air, 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: 4h 20m

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

Delta, American Airlines and Allegiant Air 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 14h 48m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Sarasota/Bradenton via Columbus Rickenbacker Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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
4h 55m
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
5h 15m
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
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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There are 1226+ hotels available in Sarasota. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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

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