The driving distance from Sarasota, Florida to Tampa, Florida is:

61 miles / 98 km

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Driving distance from Sarasota, FL to Tampa, FL

The total driving distance from Sarasota, FL to Tampa, FL is 61 miles or 98 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Sarasota, Florida. It ends in Tampa, Florida.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Sarasota, FL to Tampa, FL so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Sarasota, FL to Tampa, FL based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Sarasota, FL and Tampa, FL.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Sarasota, FL to Tampa, FL.

Visitors traveling to Sarasota have the options to either fly into Sarasota or Tampa International Airport. Most would choose Tampa because there are more airlines flying into Tampa International Airport.

It may not be the cheapest way if you add on the cost of renting a car or the need to drive to and from Tampa to Sarasota. However if you need a car to get around the area, flying into Tampa may be a better option.

There is so much to see and do in Sarasota and Tampa. America’s most beautiful sandy beaches are found in this area. Siesta Key Beach, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island State Park are some of the family-friendly and romantic beaches perfect for swimming, sunning and watersports.

All these beaches are within an hour to two hours driving time from anywhere in Sarasota and Tampa. Which beach will you choose for your next vacation to the Sarasota and Tampa areas?

Sarasota, Florida

City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

Tampa, Florida

City: Tampa
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

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