Sarasota, FL Commuting


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Sarasota, FL offers a wide variety of public transportation options to its residents and visitors. The Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) provides bus service throughout the city and surrounding areas. SCAT buses are clean, safe and reliable with 14 routes operating seven days a week. Additionally, Suncoast Beach Trolley is a convenient and affordable way to explore miles of award-winning beaches along the Gulf Coast. Visitors can hop on the trolley for unlimited rides all day long for only $5 per person. For those who prefer to get around on two wheels, Sarasota has several bike paths and multi-use trails that wind their way through the city’s parks, neighborhoods, and waterfront areas. The city also provides rentable dockless electric scooters which are easily accessible via a mobile app. For travelers looking to travel outside of Sarasota County or even out of state, there is an international airport located just 10 minutes away from downtown Sarasota. With all these transportation options available in Sarasota, it's easy for residents to get around town or explore farther away destinations without hassle or stress.

The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Sarasota takes 20.4 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

How people in Sarasota get to work:
- 78.5% drive their own car alone
- 7.8% carpool with others
- 6.6% work from home
- 2.0% take mass transit
     Commute Time To Work

  TransportationSarasota, FloridaUnited States
  22.326.8
  Commute Mode
  73.7%73.2%
  9.0%8.6%
  1.9%4.2%
  0.6%0.5%
  1.9%2.5%
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Sarasota is my home from birth but those of us who have lived here long enough to have seen the devolution of what was once an easy to navigate, clean, low crime beach  More

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Starting to love Sarasota: Wife and I moved to Osprey- a small suburb between Sarasota and Venice. We're about 13 miles to downtown Sarasota, so not "city dwellers".   More

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As always, anyone considering moving to anyplace new, including Sarasota, needs to come down and spend a month or two before actually moving here. The city is overrun  More

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