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Apr 8th, 2014, 09:44 PM
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transpo from FLL to Naples, FLA

We are sending a friend on vacay...she's flying into FLL but her family lives in Naples. Need a shuttle that will take her door to door. Have looked up some but they aren't compatible with her travel times, and some aren't door to door. Kinda running out of time. Appreciate suggestions!
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Apr 9th, 2014, 02:14 AM
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Won't ask why she is flying into FLL instead of to the Gulf coast but you say you haven't found anyone, even a car service, that is willing to pick your friend up? OK, about that rental car...
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Apr 9th, 2014, 04:08 AM
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I think Dukey's answer is the only one.

You may find that rebooking the ticket to RSW (Ft Myers) will be cheaper and a heck of a lot easier than flying to FLL and renting a car.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 04:32 AM
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There is a company in Naples called Maxi Taxi, but a good guess is about $300 each way.

Rental car really IS the best way --- and the drive is incredibly easy, coming out of the airport right onto the interstates, well marked, and all the way across the state right into Naples.

Of course the alternative is for her relatives to pick her up. I sometimes fly out of FLL instead of Ft. Myers as it takes me about an hour and a half to get to FLL from downtown Naples as opposed to 45 minutes to RSW.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 06:04 AM
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www.thefloridaexpressbus.com leaves from the airport and drops you in Naples at the McDonalds ... about $50 each way...

got this from google...
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Apr 9th, 2014, 09:47 AM
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It's a bit insane that you are having someone going to Naples fly into FLL. I think a bus or rental car is the only choice. Even a one-way rental would probably be cheaper than a car service. It's not close ... over 100 miles.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 10:30 AM
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I wouldn't say it's "insane". We don't know the circumstances. Maybe there are no direct flights to Ft. Myers from the OP's city or the rates were really different for flights into Ft. Myers.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 11:08 AM
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WEll, perhaps if we DID know the "circumstances" we could have given better advice.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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do you think it's appropriate for an editor to call someone's plans "insane"?... I thought you guys were here to help, not violate your own rules...
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Apr 9th, 2014, 02:12 PM
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No, I have no issue with Doug's words. He's a regular contributor, and seems to be an ok guy, even if he is an editor

I fly into FLL frequently when visiting Naples. Non stop flight from my home airport on Southwest trumps driving 3 hrs to an airport with non-stop to RSW, or connecting somewhere.

I typically rent a car so the difference in travel time from FLL vs RSW is of little concern to me, nor is trying to catch a bus.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Wow, Doug. Thanks for calling me insane! As I mentioned I have flown into or out of FLL numerous times when going to my home in Naples. It could be because of a non stop or much cheaper flight from somewhere, or simply a matter of schedule. Not everyone flies from an NYC airport with tons of options. I have often spent the extra hour and 15 minutes driving to FLL to save up to four hours in connection time! I don't call that insane at all.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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$285 door to door http://www.naplesairportshuttle.com/
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Apr 10th, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Patrick: I'm assuming you own a car and drive to FLL from Naples when you fly from there. I've often had to make similar choices when I visit my dad since the closest airport is over 80 miles away and the next closest over 120 miles. I've chosen the further airport to save money and have always regretted that decision. Sorry if my phrasing seems intemperate, but it is how I feel.

I do understand that flights to and from Ft. Myers have been cut back and that connections there are not nearly as good as from other airports, so it's entirely possible that there is no reasonable connection for the OP.

Or it could be a penny-wise and pound-foolish decision given the cost of transportation to and from the airport. So far we don't know, so it's true that I should reserve my judgment for when we have full info.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Maybe she is going on "vacay" near FLL and then visiting family. I would hope if she was visiting family only, the OP would have said we are sending a friend to visit family in Florida.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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The OP has not replied. I think she may have flown the coop.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 05:53 PM
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Doug, I've never driven my own car when flying in or out of FLL. Usually I do a one day rental car, often around $40 total, picking up in Naples and dropping at FLL or vice versa. If i do Budget, they even pick me up or drop me off at my home for free in Naples!
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Apr 11th, 2014, 05:35 AM
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Yes. The OP has not returned, just like she did not return to her TWO posts a year ago -- also in April -- despite receiving answers. Maybe posting a question every April then ignoring the answers is her idea of an April Fool's joke?
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