The Florida Keys & Key West

Travel to the Florida Keys and Key West

Air Transportation

Direct flights or connections to Key West International Airport are available from many cities. Please check with the airlines for the latest flight and route information.

Major Airlines (and codeshare partners) Serving Key West

American Airlines American Eagle
Delta ExpressJet Airlines
United US Airways
Silver Airways Republic Airways

Other Airlines Serving Key West

HavanaAir
Mambi International Group (Chartered by HavanaAir)

On Demand Charter Service to Key West

Air Key West
Gold Aviation Services Atlantic Airlines
Celebrity Jet Charter Skymax
Aviator Services

Flying into Florida Keys Marathon International Airport

Marathon Jet Center
Marathon General Aviation
Duck Key Charters
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Airport Codes

Airplane on the Key West International Runway

  • EYW — Key West International Airport — Visitors can fly to Key West International Airport via connections or direct flights from a host of Florida cities. The airport offers a host of ground transportation options, including local shuttle buses and rental cars. Getting around Key West is fun and easy! Taxis and Key West Transit buses serve Key West International and are conveniently located curb side at the terminal.
  • MTH — Florida Keys Marathon International Airport — Visitors can now fly into Florida Keys Marathon International Airport aboard on-demand small charter aircraft. Ground transportation is available in Marathon including airport shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars. General aviation enthusiasts and corporate jet operators will also find plenty of services.
  • FLL — Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International
  • MIA — Miami International Airport

By Land

Driving Directions to the Florida Keys

From Miami International Airport, take LeJeune Road south to 836 West. Take the Florida Turnpike south toward Key West. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south about 22 miles to Key Largo and you are now in the Florida Keys.

From Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, exit the airport and follow the signs for 595 West. Take 595 to the Florida Turnpike and follow the signs for the Florida Keys.

From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south to just below Ft. Lauderdale, where Exit 4 joins the southern portion of the Turnpike. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south into the Florida Keys.

From Florida's west coast, take 1-75 Alligator Alley east to the Miami exit, and south to the Turnpike Extension.

An All-American Road

Cars on US-1 Mile Marker 108

The Florida Keys Overseas Highway, from north of Key Largo to Key West, has been designated an All-American Road. The Keys highway is the only All-American Road in Florida. It's the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program established by the U.S. Congress in 1991. Only 30 other roadways in the nation have earned the prestigious title.

What are Mile Markers? Once you're in the Keys, U.S. 1 becomes the Overseas Highway, designated with little green mile-marker signs on the side of the highway. They begin just south of Florida City with number 127 and run all the way down to zero in Key West. Locals use them as address references — here's a quick guide:

  • Key Largo: Mile Marker 108-90 (58 miles from Miami)
  • Islamorada: Mile Marker 90-63 (76 miles from Miami)
  • Marathon: Mile Marker 63-47 (111 miles from Miami)
  • The Lower Keys: Mile Marker 47-4 (128 miles from Miami)
  • Key West: Mile Marker 4-0 (159 miles from Miami)

More Drive Times

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Traveling the Florida Keys & Key West by car, visitors drive along the only All-American Road in Florida, a beautiful, scenic route featuring 42 bridges. As the only road in and out of the Keys, at peak travel times traffic can become congested. Plan ahead and travel during off-peak hours and allot enough time to reach your destination. Visitors can also fly directly into the Keys. Regularly scheduled commercial flights are available into Key West and Florida Keys Marathon Airport accommodates charter and private aircraft. Group shuttles, public buses and a boat ferry are also available to access the Keys. Get more information.

Ground Transportation

Florida Scenic Highway Logo
Aerial View of the Seven Mile Bridge

  • Greyhound Lines — This bus service makes scheduled stops along the route between Miami International Airport and the Florida Keys and Key West. 1-(800) 231-2222 or (305) 296-9072.
  • Keys Shuttle — The company provides door-to-door service between the Keys and the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airports. (305) 289-9997 or 1 (888) 765-9997.
  • Florida Keys Express Shuttle — Florida Keys Express Shuttle provides shuttle service from the Florida Keys to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. Mercedes full size vans are equipped with free WiFi for a relaxing commute with the best technologies available. (Maximum 11 passengers) Open Monday - Sunday, 24/7. (305) 743-7454
  • Tropical Limousine of the Florida Keys — Servicing the Florida Keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale since 2011. Based in Marathon, maintains a fleet of 10 passenger stretch limousines, licensed and permitted for drop-off and pickup at Key West International Airport (EYW), Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Contact 254-291-4744 for reservations.
  • Train ServicesAmtrak takes you as far south as Miami, where you can transfer to the Keys Shuttle bus discussed above. Amtrak: 1-800-USARAIL.
  • Miami to Key West Bus — Providing daily one way and roundtrip transportation from Miami to Key West, and Key West to Miami. Travel time approx. 4 hours. Departure from Miami 7:45 a.m., arrival at noon. Departs Key West 5:45 p.m., from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (corner of Whitehead St. and Greene St.) Complimentary hotel pickup within Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach & Downtown Miami. Schedule hotel pickup times direct. 1-305-423-9045.

By Sea

Aerial View of the Key West Express Ferryboat

  • Key West Express — This company operates high-speed passenger ferries from Ft. Myers Beach and Marco Island. The ferries dock at the Key West Bight Ferry Terminal in the heart of the Historic Seaport District with its many fine restaurants, bars and shops. Passengers can walk to Duval Street, the heart of old town Key West, in about 15 minutes. The ferry ride takes approximately 3.5 hours.
  • Private Boaters — Experienced boaters can navigate to Key West along the Atlantic side of the Keys or by traveling on the Gulf of Mexico side. The first part of the trip takes you through the specially-marked Intracoastal Waterway. After Long Key, however, international markers apply. Consult the appropriate Coast Pilot and Light List manuals. Numerous marinas are waiting to entertain you, but you should make reservations ahead.

Know Before You Go: Vacation Rental Booking Tips

Aerial view of the Florida Keys

Vacation rentals offer visitors great options to stay and play in the Florida Keys & Key West across all budgets and travel party sizes. Always select a licensed vacation rental, and avoid any property without a license. Florida Keys area cities and villages have carefully crafted their vacation rental license process to assure visitor safety and comfort, including a mandatory, locally based manager available to assist 24 hours, 7 days a week for any legal short term rental (less than 28 days). Click for more information on verifying a vacation rental license and avoiding scams.

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