Driving Time to the Keys
You can 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.
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|