Although wheelchair accessible public transportation is available in Fort Myers, the convenience of a taxi is helpful in accessing attractions outside of the public transit service area. Having your own car or taking a taxi saves time and makes for a more enjoyable trip.
As is the case in much of Florida, wheelchair taxi service is limited in Fort Myers. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft do not provide accessible services in the Sunshine State.
Wheelchair taxis in Fort Myers
Bluebird Taxi, a division of Southwest Florida Transportation Group, operates in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, and has ADA accessible vehicles available.
To contact Bluebird Taxi, use the following information:
+1 (239) 275-8294 (for Lee & Collier Counties)
+1 (941) 343-8294 (for Charlotte County)
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis at Fort Myers Airport
MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is a collective, comprised of multiple taxi cab operators from Lee County. RSW Airport requires MBA to make two wheelchair accessible vehicles available to travelers during the airport’s hours of operation. Taxi cab rides originating at the airport are subject to a flat rate, ranging from $10 to $140, depending upon the zone traveled to. A map of the zones and the current flat rate taxi rates is provided below.
The cost of a taxi cab from the airport to downtown Fort Myers is $35. The 24-hour airport taxi dispatch service can be reached via telephone at +1 239-482-2777. More information is available on the airport taxi website.
Non-emergency medical transportation provider in Fort Myers
During my press trip to Fort Myers, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel (the local tourism bureau) arranged a vehicle and driver through Bluebird Mobility, a non-emergency medical transportation provider that is also owned by Southwest Florida Transportation Group.
The company operates a variety of vehicles with side-entry wheelchair ramps, including the purpose-built MV-1 which offers superior comfort and space for wheelchair users. The drivers were friendly and competent, and I always felt safe riding with Bluebird.
To contact Bluebird Mobility to schedule a ride, visit the Bluebird Mobility website or call them at +1 (239) 790-4201.