Key West Travel Planning
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.
Once you arrive at Key West International Airport, there are several means of available transportation and because Key West is a small island, it won't cost you much to be taken anywhere.
If you're driving 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 as far as it goes and you will be in Key West.
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 and Key West.
From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south and follow the signs for Homestead and Key West. The Florida 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.
Greyhound Lines — Makes numerous scheduled stops between Miami International Airport and the Keys, including Key Largo. 1-800-231-2222 or 305-296-9072
Keys Shuttle provides three trips daily, with door to door shuttle service from the Florida Keys from/to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports, seven days a week. New, clean, comfortable, full size vans carry a maximum of twelve passengers. In addition to our door to door service, Keys Shuttle provides private charter services to/from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. Call 305-289-9997 or 888-765-9997.
Florida Keys Express Shuttle, LLC — Car service/transportation services to Key West, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and Miami International (MIA) Airports. Daily car service to and from the Miami airport can stop anywhere along the Keys and pick you up, right at your door. Vehicle options include 11-passenger Mercedes Benz vans and SUV limousine. Call (305) 743-7454, open 24/7.
Key West Park N' Ride
Use the Key West Park N’ Ride service available at The Old Town Garage located on the corner of Grinnell and Caroline Streets. Follow signs once you get to Key West marked Park N’ Ride.
Rates are $4 per hour or a $32 maximum daily fee. Park your car and use free public transportation.
Your Park N’ Ride Garage ticket entitles you, and everyone in your vehicle, to ride the city routes of public transportation in the City of Key West for free also. Numerous bus stops are located around town. Just present your ticket stub to the bus driver when you enter the bus.
The shuttle arrives and leaves the Park N’ Ride every hour and while you wait you can visit one of the many shops, restaurants or bars within the newly renovated Key West Bight just a few steps from the Old Town Garage Park N’ Ride.
Free City bus service is only available until the expiration date printed on your ticket stub and is not applicable to the Lower Keys Shuttle service. Bus stops are located on Caroline Street in front of West Marine, across Caroline for downtown service, and just west of garage for outbound service, for your convenience.
For more information on bus stops, routes, and schedule times, please visit kwtransit.com. Review the bus schedule and plan accordingly. City bus service only operates approximately every hour and twenty minutes.
Amtrak takes you as far south as Fort Lauderdale. There, you can transfer to the Keys Shuttle bus discussed above. Amtrak: 1-800-USARAIL.
Photo courtesy of Key West Express
Key West Express 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.