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Getting Around the Bradenton Area

Manatee County, the home county of Anna Maria Island, half of Longboat Key, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, stretches nearly 750 square miles. But thanks to major highway networks, convenient public transportation and a large selection of rental car companies and car services, getting around the Bradenton area is easy and efficient.

Highway Networks

There are four exits to the Bradenton area off Interstate 75. Once you’re off the interstate, U.S. highways and state roads make it easy to get from community to community.

Public Transportation

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) provides visitors and residents with buses and trolleys that travel regular routes around Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto and area beaches.

On Anna Maria Island, there’s a free trolley running every 20 minutes from Anna Maria City Pier to Coquina Beach. And MCAT, in partnership with Sarasota County Area Transit, operates the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach to downtown Sarasota via Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle.

Visit MCAT’s website for the latest schedule and fare information.

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