Live more. Drive less.

Experience the new Sarasota Bay Runner Trolley!

Connecting Downtown,
the bay, and the beach

The Bay Runner is a free trolley service that connects the best of Sarasota keys and Downtown, for an ultimate outdoor Florida experience. The goal of the Bay Runner is to provide an enjoyable experience that reduces travel time, congestion, and makes getting around easier for visitors, residents, and employees.


Gather your friends and family for a ride in this open-air trolley and enjoy the stunning scenic views and vistas!


Live more and drive less when you step aboard the Bay Runner! Park once and travel between the beach and downtown.


Whether for easy wheelchair access, or full paratransit services, the Bay Runner provides access at all levels of transportation need.

Leave the "getting there" to us

The Bay Runner invites you to take it easy, leaving the stress of “getting there” behind as you smoothly move from beach to shops to dining to cultural venues to a vibrant nightlife scene, free of worry about driving and parking. Where you go is up to you! The Bay Runner is here to make your journey enjoyable, convenient and safe.

Downtown Sarasota

Stroll down Main Street, take in a show, discover your new favorite restaurant, check out world-renowned art galleries, or pop over to the newly opened Legacy Trail for a scenic bike ride.

St. Armand's Circle

Enjoy fine dining, exceptional shopping, luxurious salons and spas all in an atmosphere of casual elegance.

Lido Beach

Experience the natural beauty of one of Sarasota's most charming beaches, without having to worry about finding a parking space.

Longboat Key

Simply bike or drive to a convenient parking location in St. Armands, and catch the Bay Runner to Downtown. Returning to the key is a breeze because the Bay Runner operates 7 days a week.

How can I use the Bay Runner?

Connect to the Legacy Trail

Go from Venice to St. Armands - by bike - when you take advantage of the connection to the new Legacy Trail Extension.

Commute to Work in Style

Whether you work Downtown or on the Island, the Bay Runner will help you save time and money getting to and from work - with bonus great views.

Make Getting to the Beach a Breeze

Bring along your beach gear - the Bay Runner has stops just steps from the beautiful white sands of Lido Beach.

Download The Bay Runner App

Download the Bay Runner app for the convenience of having everything you need to know about your trip – right at your fingertips!

Plan your adventure

Where will you go next? Use the Bay Runner app to plan your trip.

Track the Trolley in Real-time

Use the Bay Runner app to find out exactly when the next trolley will be making a stop near you.