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Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, FL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 14
Total Sleeping Rooms 1,339
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 140
Committable Meeting Rooms* 7
Convention Center Space 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 19,800 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 19,800 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $86
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $300
*Maximum for a single hotel

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, FL Airport Information

Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)

Approximate taxi fare: $15 USD

Providing nonstop service to several Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast U.S. destinations, Punta Gorda Airport provides direct service to such cities as Chicago, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. The airport, located three miles east of Punta Gorda, offers short- and long-term parking, as well as free Wi-Fi service.

Airline carriers serving Punta Gorda Airport

  • Allegiant Air
  • Frontier Airlines

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Approximate taxi fare: $75 USD

Florida Airport Shuttle Transport (www.FLAirService.com) services downtown Punta Gorda as well as designated hotels in Port Charlotte and North Port from SW Florida International Airport for $35/person one way. Visit www.FLAirShuttle.com for more information and current schedule.

Located in Fort Myers, 42 miles south of Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Southwest Florida International Airport serves more than 7.5 million passengers a year. Southwest Florida International offers nonstop service to 46 destinations throughout North America, as well as Canada, and Germany, with more than 230 flights daily and 7.5 million passengers a year. Airport amenities include more than 30 food, beverage, and retail establishments, short- and long-term parking, and free Wi-Fi service.

Airline carriers serving Southwest Florida International Airport

  • Air Berlin
  • Air Canada
  • AirTran Airways
  • American/American Eagle
  • Cape Air
  • Delta Air Lines / Delta Connection
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • USA 3000 Airlines
  • West Jet

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Approximate taxi fare: $120 USD

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, located 40 minutes north of Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, serves more than one million passengers a year. Nonstop destinations from Sarasota-Bradenton International include Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Toronto. Airport amenities include short- and long-term parking, dining and retail establishments, and a 20-person conference room available for rentals.

Airline carriers serving Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • AirTran Airways
  • Alitalia
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • KLM
  • US Airways

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, FL Ground Transportation

Amtrak

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area Amtrak curbside bus stop (and Greyhound stop) is located at 909 Kings Highway in Port Charlotte.

Greyhound

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area Greyhound stop (and Amtrak bus stop) is located at 909 Kings Highway in Port Charlotte. Greyhound stop hours are 4:30 to 5:30 am and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

Area shared and private airport shuttle services include SuperShuttle, Winston Transportation, and Trans-Executive Worldwide Chauffeured Service.

Rental Cars

Travelers at the Punta Gorda Airport can access rental car counters for Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz outside of the baggage claim area, while Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport travelers can access counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty within the airport's baggage claim wing. Southwest Florida International Airport travelers can access counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty on the ground level of the parking garage, as well as a counter for Advantage at the east end of the garage, reached via airport shuttle.

Taxis/Shuttles

While visiting the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area, visitors can take taxi service from the Punta Gorda Airport to downtown Punta Gorda for about $15, from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to downtown Punta Gorda for about $120, and from the Southwest Florida International Airport to downtown Punta Gorda for about $75. In addition, Florida Airport Shuttle Transport (www.FLAirService.com) services downtown Punta Gorda as well as designated locations in Port Charlotte and North Port from SW Florida International for $35/person.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Chicago, IL 1,268 mi 18 hrs 36 min 3 hrs 01 min USD $254+
Dallas, TX 1,197 mi 16 hrs 37 mins 3 hrs USD $338+
Atlanta, GA 550 mi 7 hrs 42 min 1 hr 44 min USD $268+
New York, New York 1,230 mi 17 hrs 20 min 3 hrs USD $157+
Tampa, FL 103 mi 1 hr 32 min N/A N/A
Orlando, FL 131 mi 2 hrs 13 min N/A N/A
Miami, FL 142 mi 2 hrs 26 min N/A N/A
 
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