Our mission is to provide a comfortable and reliable, first-class taxi and luxury sedan service to every one of our passengers in the Sarasota & Manatee County areas.

Exclusive SRQ Airport Taxi Service

Diplomat Transportation is the exclusive taxi and luxury sedan service of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). Traveling to or from the Sarasota airport is both easy and convenient, and we’re available 24/7 to make sure that you arrive for your flight on time, every time.

Arriving at SRQ Airport Procedure

There is a designated taxi/luxury sedan kiosk located at the west side of the lower baggage terminal. Please make sure to contact our airport ambassador that will meet and greet you to ensure that you will receive service from an authorized vehicle and licensed driver. Our airport ambassadors wear yellow oxford cloth shirts with our company logo embroidered on them. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers inside the baggage claim area or outside the airport as they are not authorized and are unlawfully soliciting passengers. All taxis and luxury sedans have a working and calibrated meter to calculate your fare accurately based on time and mileage with printed receipt.

Available Airport Fleet Includes:
Standard Taxi Sedans
Luxury Sedans
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV’s)
Stretch 10 Passenger Limos
10 Passenger Vans
20 Passenger Minibuses
55 Passenger Motor Coaches
and Wheelchair accessible Vehicles

Going to SRQ Airport Procedure

We offer door to door service throughout all of the Sarasota & Manatee Counties. If you are traveling to the Sarasota airport from outside of the area, please call our West Coast affiliates below:


Diplomat Transportation

  • (941) 777 – 1111

Yellow Cab of Bradenton

  • (941) 744 – 9444

Yellow Cab of Venice

  • (941) 480 – 9222

Our History

Diplomat Transportation started as a five car fleet back in 1977, and within a decade grew to be the largest taxi and ground transportation company in Sarasota – Manatee Counties. There’s a reason the company grew so large so quickly: Diplomat Transportation offers the most reliable, dependable, and comfortable service in the area.
Diplomat’s president recognized that customer service was the single most important aspect of a taxi and luxury sedan company. He required his drivers to dress professionally and to provide polite, courteous, and dependable service. The company takes great pride in continually updating its fleet, making sure the vehicles are clean and sanitized, as well as preventatively maintained in the company’s state of the art maintenance facility.

The company is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are always there for you.

Our fleet of vehicles can be requested depending on the customer’s requirements. Diplomat was the first company in the tri-county area to institute computerized closest car dispatch, as well as GPS tracking and in-vehicle credit card processing. Diplomat maintains 40 permits to transport passengers to and from Tampa International Airport (TPA). No other company in the Tri-County area has this privilege.