Land at Miami International Airport and you can be in Islamorada in about an hour and a half by renting a car or climbing aboard a shuttle bus. You can also fly into Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which adds at most an hour of driving time to the Islamorada trip.
You might also consider flying into the Florida Keys Marathon Airport, just a 45-minute drive from Islamorada. Rental cars and shuttle services are available. General aviation enthusiasts and corporate jet owners will also find all the services they need at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Here, you’ll find two full-service F.B.O.s with both jet and aviation fuels, maintenance, tie down, pilot and passenger facilities.
Duck Key Charters — 305-393-3646
Airplane charters to Marathon Intl. Airport from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Naples or Marco Island. You choose the days and flight times, as low as $222 per person one way. Other cities are available. Visit www.FloridaKeysAir.com for details.
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 to the 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 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 Florida Turnpike.
Greyhound Lines — The famous American bus service makes scheduled stops along the route between Miami International Airport and the Florida Keys. 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.
TransFloridian — This luxury motorcoach service offers door-to-door shuttle service along the route between Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airports and the Florida Keys. Phone: (877) 246-4786.
Amtrak takes you as far south as Fort Lauderdale. There, you can transfer to the Keys Shuttle bus discussed above. Amtrak: 1-800-USARAIL.
Experienced boaters can reach Islamorada by navigating carefully along the Atlantic side of the Keys or by traveling through the Intracoastal Waterway. Consult the appropriate Coast Pilot and Light List manuals. Marinas are waiting to play host to you, but you should make reservations ahead.