A flight to Key West is the quickest and easiest way to reach this Southernmost Point in the Continental States. Our airport handles flights from all over Florida and the Caribbean and is served by six major airlines. If you are pressed for vacation time, or if you’ve driven the Overseas Highway before, it costs a little more, but a flight to Key West can be well worth the savings in time, plus the extra convenience of bypassing traffic at Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports.
Driving to Key West
The three and a half hour drive from Miami to Key West is worth it alone. Crossing the 42 bridges and 32 islands, one can see the turquoise, greens, and blues of the Atlantic Ocean on the East, and the Gulf of Mexico on the west for miles, from US1, the only route leading to Key West. Another “first”, is the John Pennekamp State Park, the only underwater park in the United States. The park is a refuge for 55 varieties of delicate corals, and thousands of different species of fish. This is truly a scuba diver’s/snorkeler’s paradise.
Once you are on Holidays to Key West, you feel like you have reached an island in the Caribbean. First populated by pirates who were “salvaging” ships that ran onto the coral reefs, it also became the favorite haunts of Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Harry Truman, and Jimmy Buffet. The atmosphere is relaxed, the people are friendly, and the sunsets are world famous for their beauty and extravagance. If you drive to Key West, be sure to go on a sunny day, as that is when the vistas and ocean views are at their most beautiful.
Key West Airlines
Six airlines offer a flight to Key West: American Eagle, Continental Airlines, Delta Connection/ ComAir, United Express and US Airways.
US Air Express
Key West Airport Shuttle
Shuttle between Key West,
Marathon & Miami Airports
Key West Express
Toll-Free for information and reservations for ferry to Key West from Frt Myers Beach, Marco Island, or Miami
From Miami 1-866-KWFERRY (1-866-593-3779)