As the nation begins to feel traveling confidence gradually returning and borders are opening up, Tampa International Airport (TPA) is seeing a rapid return towards pre-COVID average passenger numbers. For the first six months of 2021, TPA saw 8.2 million departing and arriving passengers and with several new non-stop routes added it looks like the second half of the year is going to show a significant increase in this number.
That’s a lot of people traveling to and from 88 non-stop destinations and many of them need reliable, good quality transportation!
Why Choose Driverseat Sarasota?
Driverseat is a rapidly growing award-winning international franchise that has a brand promise “to out-care the competition”. We pride ourselves on delivering reliable, convenient and trustworthy private transportation solutions to locals and visitors to Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Marie Island, Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding areas, from Bradenton down to Venice, North Port and Punta Gorda! We currently use late-model luxury 8 seater Kia Sedonas, which are thoroughly sanitized between passengers and are fully insured.
How to Book a Driverseat Ride
Booking has never been easier. We have an easy-to-use app (which is similar to the Uber app), you can enter the ride details onto our Driverseat website or call us on (941) 271-0079. You can get an instant quote without entering any personal information at all but to book the ride you will need to create an account with us on our secure system. We can do this for you over the phone if you prefer. We are available for pre-arranged rides 24/7 but are not an on-demand taxi service. If you need to schedule a ride within the next 24 hours, please call us for availability.
NB out-of-hours* calls will be forwarded to voicemail so please leave a message and we will call you back asap.
How Will I Know Who is Picking Me Up?
When you have booked with us you will receive confirmation of the booking on The Driverseat App or by email if you would prefer. Nearer to the date of arrival we will send you notification with the name, photo and contact details of your chauffeur driver. When you have landed, you will be able to track them via GPS and communicate directly with them through The Driverseat App or directly by cell phone. This allows your chauffeur to let you know the exact meeting point and allows for flexibility in case of unexpected changes to your journey. We ensure that all of our fully trained, professional chauffeurs are pre-screened with local and national background checks and will offer assistance to those who need it as part of our white-glove service promise. Please let us know if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to support you with those.
How much does a Driverseat Ride from Tampa Airport to Siesta Key Cost?
Our rates are often comparable to Uber, Lyft or an Airport Taxi, but with:
- the added reassurance of a pre-arranged, guaranteed pickup with an internationally recognized brand,
- a comfortable ride in a sanitized, late-model luxury vehicle and
- a safe, friendly, professional chauffeur who will not only offer assistance but will even provide you with snacks and a cold bottle of water!
We charge from $120 for pickups from Tampa Airport to the Sarasota-Manatee area in our 8 seater passenger vans (5 maximum occupancy with checked luggage). Our prices are flat rate regardless of how many passengers are in your party, but may vary depending on the drop-off location and time of day. We recommend that you check the The Driverseat App or our website for an accurate quote.
There is no extra charge for child seats so please let us know if you require one.
If you ‘like’ our Facebook Page then you will also be able to keep an eye out for any current promos and discounts.
How Long Does the Journey Take?
Tampa Airport is about 70 miles from Siesta Key. The ride usually takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
What About COVID-19?
We have strict COVID-19 sanitizing procedures between passengers to ensure our vans are safe and clean after every single trip. To date, all of our chauffeurs are fully vaccinated, wear a mask, check their temperatures before their shift and regularly wash their hands. Hand sanitizer is available in each vehicle and we encourage everyone to use it.
If you have any questions about our service, please do not hesitate to contact us on (941) 271-0079.
*our office hours are currently Mon-Fri 7.30am – 11.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 11.00pm; Sun 10.00am – 11.00pm.