Getting to Key West
Key West, an island city, is the last island in the chain of Florida Keys Islands and the state's southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba and about 150 miles south of Miami. Famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses and laid-back attitude. You can reach Key West by land, sea and air or quick day visit on your cruiseship.
Key West International Airport is a county-owned public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Key West, in Monroe County, Florida. The IATA code starts from the second letter of the name (Key West) because initial "K" is a reserved block Flights departing from EYW often have strict weight or baggage restrictions due to the short length of the runway. Many major airlines offer flights from most of the larger airports in Florida. Some airlines serving this airport are Delta, American Airlines, AirTran, United, US Airways & Cape Air. If you are in a hurry and don't feel like driving, this is the way to go! The flight from Miami is only 45 minutes long.
Some of the connection airports:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Key West Express offers high speed passenger ferry service between Marco Island, Ft Myers and Key West , Florida. Time of travel from port to port is approximately 3.5 hours in each direction. Weather & marine conditions or other unforeseen circumstances influence duration of travel.
Key West is a very popular stop for many cruiseship. You always know there is one in town, as they are taller then our hotel buildings! What a great way to visit our town, but just not long enough. You will get a little taste what Key West has to offer and you will just have to come back on your next vacation.
Key West lies at the farthest western point of the renowned Florida Keys. You can drive all the way down to Key West from the mainland. It is a very pretty drive, mainly the last 100 miles throughout the Florida Keys. You will pass over 42 bridges connecting the small islands and have a stunning ocean view on both sides of the road. You will also drive over the famous 7-mile bridge. You will pass through Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and many other Keys.
The trip from Miami international airport all the way to Key West is about 160 miles and it will take you about 3.5 hours. The speed limit in the Florida Keys is ranging from 45-55 mph/hr and if you drive at night, there are areas with a strict speed limit of 35 mph/hr to protect our Key Deer population. The speed is slower than you might be used to, but don't speed as there are speed control points along the way and enjoy the drive instead of getting a traffic fine.
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