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Key West Travel Planning

By Air

Direct flights or connections to Key West International Airport are now available from a host of Florida cities. However, please check with the airlines for the latest flight and route information.

Click here for a table of flights to Key West.

Airport Transportation

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.

Florida Scenic Highway
U.S. 1

By Land

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.

Shuttle Services:

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
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.

Key West Park N' Ride:

When visiting Key West, remember to use the new Key West Park N' Ride service available at The Old Town Garage located on the corner of Grinnell and Caroline Streets. Just follow the signs once you get to Key West marked Park N' Ride. For just $ 2.00 per hour or a $13 daily fee you can park your car and ride the shuttle all day to the downtown area including Old Town, the Southernmost Point, Mallory Square and all the points in between.

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.

Train Service:

Amtrak takes you as far south as Fort Lauderdale. There, you can transfer to the Keys Shuttle bus discussed above. Amtrak: 1-800-USARAIL.

Key West Express
The Key West Express high speed ferry leaves Ft. Myers Beach on its way to the Keys.

By Sea

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.

Flights to Key West (EYW)


  Miami Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Myers Lakeland Orlando International Tampa St. Pete - Clearwater, Zephyrhills Atlanta Charlotte DCA LGA New Orleans
American Eagle - 1-800-433-7300 X                      
Delta/Express Jet - 1-800-221-1212               X
Nonstop
  X X  
United/Silver Air - 1-800-523-3273
Codeshare with JetBlue - 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583)
  X X   X X            
US Airways - 1-800-428-4322                   X
Nonstop
Daily,
Dec - Apr
   
Atlantic Airlines/Florida Air Shuttle - 1-800-879-0000 On Demand Charter Service
Aviator Services - 1-877-700-7755 On Demand Charter Service
Southern Latitude Airways - 386-689-0307 On Demand Charter Service
Air Key West - 305-923-4033 On Demand Charter Service
Celebrity Airlines - 407-574-5408 On Demand Charter Service
Gold Aviation - 954-359-9919 - 866-379-9106 On Demand Charter Service
Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures - 239-777-4046 On Demand Charter Service
Skymax Inc. - Florida's Scenic Air Taxi - 954-492-9292 On Demand Charter Service
Jet Service
Propeller-driven Aircraft
Carriers operating under Part 121 of FAA regs.
Charter carriers operating under Part 135 of FAA regs, with regularly scheduled service, except where noted.