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Zakynthos, Greece
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Distance question.

I'm looking at doing a 2 centre vacation to Sanibel Island and Saint Augustine what is the rough distance between the two and how easy is it to get from one to the other via public transport?

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1. Re: Distance question.

St. Augustine is in northeast Florida on the Atlantic coast, and Sanibel Island is in southwest Florida on the Gulf coast. The drive between the two is about 6 hours.

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2. Re: Distance question.

There isn't much by way of public tranport- Greyhound buses will get you there.. slowly.. and you'll need to have a car to get to and around the island anyway.

I'd rent in St. A and drive to Sanibel.

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3. Re: Distance question.

One Problem, only have a motorcycle licence and will have a suitcase so has to be public transport, will hire a motorcycle in each destination.

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4. Re: Distance question.

In that event you will probably have to go from Jacksonville to either Orlando or Tampa via Amtrak and then tranfer to a bus to Fort Myers. The trip seem to take 8-9 hours. Here's an Amtrak link:

www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer…

Jacksonville is JAX and for Fort Myers it is FTM

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5. Re: Distance question.

Thank you very much thats very helpful.

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6. Re: Distance question.

I've searched out that Greyhound leave st. augustine but hasn't got a stop in Sanibel where do you think would be a stop nearest sanibel?

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7. Re: Distance question.

Check Ft Myers - bus most likely doesn't go to Sanibel, you'll have to take a taxi to the motorcycle rental place and then cruise over the causeway to Sanibel.

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8. Re: Distance question.

Hey sunny, can't get a bike that soon as will have my luggage.

Found so far greyhound $65 from st augustine to ft myer 10hrs travel one change over.

will now check the Amtrak link.

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9. Re: Distance question.

Ok the route that was given to me on the above post is $47 with amtrack from jacksonville to ft myers 9 hours, train to orlando then bus on to ft myers.

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10. Re: Distance question.

Good Grief! That's a long time on greyhound or Amtrak.

Kevin - how much luggage do you have? Hee hee, I once went to Hawaii for almost 4 weeks with only a backpack full of stuff.

Just kidding - that's an awful lot of travel time and it costs $6 every time you cross the causeway over to Sanibel.