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Driving Time to the Keys

You can Fly or Drive to the Florida Keys

Fly or Drive to the Florida Keys The major U.S. airlines continue to offer convenient flights to the Florida Keys. However, our islands are the only tropical getaway reachable by car from the U.S. mainland.

The 120-mile island chain can be reached by U.S. 1 south of Miami. Each Key is linked to the next by the scenic Overseas Highway, which was first built atop the remains of tycoon Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad.


Driving Time Map

This chart shows approximate drive times and distances from major U.S. population centers. Note: All drive times are to the beginning of Keys.

Map # City, State Miles Kilometers Driving Time
1 Miami, FL 50 80 1 hour
2 Ft. Myers, FL 200 320 4 hours
3 Tampa, FL 300 480 6 hours
4 Orlando, FL 280 450 6 hours
5 Gainesville, FL 380 610 8 hours
6 Tallahassee, FL 530 850 10 hours
7 Jacksonville, FL 490 780 10 hours
8 Savannah, GA 530 850 11 hours
9 Macon, GA 630 1,010 13 hours
10 Charleston, SC 630 1,010 13 hours
11 Atlanta, GA 700 1,120 14 hours
12 Pensacola, FL 720 1,150 14 hours
13 Montgomery, AL 740 1,200 15 hours
14 Birmingham, AL 860 1,370 17 hours
15 Charlotte, NC 884 1,400 18 hours
16 New Orleans, LA 910 1,500 18 hours
17 Louisville, KY 1,140 1,824 23 hours