Getting to the Florida Keys and travel information
The Florida Keys are the southernmost tropical islands in Florida that you can actually drive, fly or take a short ferry ride to from mainland Florida. The Keys extend south and west of the Homestead area of Florida, close to Miami, FL. If you make the 130 mile drive across the Overseas Highway to the end, you will find Key West. Along the way are many great experiences and picture perfect blue water and islands. Take your time and enjoy your journey through the Florida Keys.
Flights to Key West:
Daily flights by a handful of major airlines bring in many passengers from all over the world.
Airlines that currently service Key West:
- Delta – direct flights available to/from Atlanta (ATL)
- American – direct flights available to/from Miami (MIA), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Charlotte (CLT), Washington DC (DCA)
- United – Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR)
- Silver Airways – Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Tampa (TPA), Orlando (MCO)
Take the Florida Turnpike south to Exit 4 – Homestead/Key West. This is the Turnpike Extension that will connect you to Route US 1 in Florida City, which takes you through the Keys to Key West at the very end of US 1.
Speed limits throughout the Florida Keys are strictly enforced. Please be especially careful through the Big Pine Key area as this is a Key Deer Refuge. Speed limits are reduced in this area.
Ferry to Key West
Ferry service is available to Key West from Ft. Myers. This trip is full day with overnight options available.There is no ferry service to Key West from any other city, including Miami.
Key West Express – Ferry service to Key Westfrom Ft. Myers and Marco Island. Full Galley and Bar including Frozen drinks, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. Knowledgeable and friendly crew with years of experience. Complete Coast Guard Certification.
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