Cheap Flights to Fort Myers

Fort Myers overview

When is the best time to fly to Fort Myers?

Most visitors prefer to visit Fort Myers from mid-December to May. Temperatures are in the mid-20s C and rise to 27 C from March onwards, which is a huge attraction for travellers, who want to spend their days relaxing on the beach or travelling to the nearby Sanibel and Captiva islands. The beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops, and attractions are all busy during this period, but spare rooms are rare so make sure you book well in advance. Expect to pay higher prices for flights to Fort Myers and accommodation due to this being such a popular time.

If you’re looking for a quiet holiday then avoid booking a flight to Fort Myers during March as this is when Spring Breakers flock to the town.

The months of June to August experience temperatures around 33°C and an increase of rainfall, but this doesn’t deter families who are after a summer holiday. For others the weather can be very off putting.

Budget-minded travellers should look for cheap flights to Fort Myers from September to November. Less rain, fewer families and lower temperatures are all plus’ and the chance of hurricanes leads to some hotels offering discounts.

City overview

Glorious sun, beautiful beaches, golf courses galore, and manatees — is just a few of the things which attract visitors to book flights to Fort Myers, the City of Palms.

Sanibel and Captiva are two islands off the coast of Fort Myers, connected to the mainland by a three-mile (4.8 km) toll road (you'll need a car). Sanibel has smooth beaches on its Gulf side and shallow bays, creeks, and the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on the east side. The refuge covers 6,000 acres and is home to many animal species. It is famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.

The Captiva Island beaches at Fort Myers have been called the most romantic in the country. Captiva Island has only the sandy beaches, shells, calm waters, and warm air. It’s the perfect place to do nothing, although sunning, walking, and fishing are also possibilities.

For something more laid back and with more moderate prices, try Fort Myers Beach. A seven-mile (11 km), white, sandy beach, it is considered one of the best family-friendly beaches in the southeast United States. Most of the action is at “Times Square,” but the rest of the island is more sedate and relaxed.

Getting around Fort Myers

You’ll need a car to get around Fort Myers, the beaches and the surrounding attractions.  

Getting from the Airport to the City

The main airport for travellers taking a flight to Fort Myers is: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

There is shuttle service to nearby hotels, and the airport’s website has postings of the shuttle schedules, taxi rates, and car rental companies.

Fort Myers insider information

  • If you're a Red Sox or Twins fan, catch spring training in Fort Myers. The Red Sox practice at City of Palms Park and the Minnesota Twins at the Lee County Sports Complex.
  • The Shell Factory, a North Fort Myers landmark, claims to have the largest collection of rare sea shells, sponges, coral, fossils, and sea-life specimens along with shells, things made from shells, and shell collections. In case that isn't enough, there’s also a nature park, petting zoo, botanical trail, gourmet fudge, and more.
  • Shelling is a main attraction at Sanibel Island; however, read up on seashell ecology so you don't collect any shells protected by Florida law. To learn more about shells, stop in at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, which has displays of over a million shells from around the world. The annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, held for three days every March, features demonstrations of shell art and shell crafts and has shells and shell crafts available for purchase.
  • Loggerhead turtles, an endangered species, nest and lay their eggs on Estero Island (Fort Myers Beach) from May through August. The incubation period is 55 to 65 days, and hatching can extend through October. See the Turtle Time Web site for guidelines on what to do during the nesting and hatching season.
  • The best known of Fort Myers' historic treasures are “Seminole Lodge,” the winter home of Thomas A. Edison, and Henry Ford’s neighbouring winter home, “The Mangoes.” Edison’s home includes his laboratory, where everything is just as it was when he worked in the lab. There are tours for both estates and scheduled events and activities throughout the year.
  • Eden Vineyards and Winery, Florida’s oldest winery and vineyard, is about ten miles east of Ft. Myers. This is the southernmost federally licensed and bonded winery and vineyard in the US.

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£ 2.51
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.18
3 course meal for 2
£ 28.66
Cheap meal
£ 9.67
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.71
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 4.73
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 55.98
Pair of jeans
£ 22.84
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.53
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2.15
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 32.24
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.42
How much does a beer cost in Fort Myers?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 4
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1

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