Traffic on Sanibel Island


The City of Sanibel wants you to enjoy your vacation, so we are giving you the busiest traffic times on Sanibel Island during peak season.

Peak of Daily On-Bound Traffic:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Peak of Daily Off-Bound Traffic:
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On a weekly basis during peak season, Saturday traffic volumes are the highest, and traffic volumes are the lightest on Sundays and Tuesdays.

To best enjoy your visit to Sanibel:

  • Avoid driving on and off the Island during these peak times.
  • Plan in advance to travel around the Island by foot and bike.
  • Stay on Island – have dinner and shop on Island to avoid traffic delays.
  • Check the City of Sanibel website for traffic updates:

We look forward to your visit to our Island!
Mayor Kevin Ruane, City of Sanibel

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