Florida Keys: The Best Ways to Get Around Key West Island. #bdkFloridaKeys

Florida Keys: The Best Ways to Get Around Key West Island. #bdkFloridaKeys
13 Jul 2018

Getting Around Key West Is Easy!

There are so many ways to get around Key West Island. From services that will drive you, to vehicles you can rent, there is no shortage of transportation available to you.

Here is a list of ways to navigate the island, either on a set schedule, or at your own leisure.

Get Around Key West taxi

Taxis

Key West offers 2 main taxi companies: Five 6s, and Key Lime Taxi.

Five 6s
6631 Maloney Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 296-6666
Para Transit Taxi to accommodate wheelchairs.

Key Lime Taxi
524 Front Street #201, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 395-8385

Ride Sharing

Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft operate in the Key West area. While in Key West, I hired an Uber to take me from one end of the island to the other. There were many around, and I was picked up within 2 minutes. I did not take a Lyft, so I cannot comment on the service. You will need the Uber or Lyft app installed on your smartphone to use the service.

Get Around Key West scooters

Scooters, Electric Cars, Golf Carts,

Scooters are a very popular way to get around Key West. Parking is free for scooters, and because of their small size, you can park them almost anywhere. Pro tip: Rent a scooter further away from the downtown area. Prices are much less. I rented from Papa Scooters, who had a kiosk at our resort on Stock Island, and got a scooter for 24 hours for less than it would have cost me to get one downtown Key West for 8 hours. You have to take into account you will be driving 7 miles or so to and from the downtown area though, but it really is a beautiful and fun drive!

Electric Cars and Golf Carts are also great option, if you have younger children, or just want to travel as a group.

A&M Rentals
523 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040-315
Phone: (305) 896-1921

Blue Sky Rentals
1020 Duval Street, 805 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040-3148
Phone: (305) 896-3298

Conch Electric Cars of Key West
100 Grinnell Street, Key West, Florida, 33040
Phone: (305) 294-0995
Toll Free: 1-866-919-5096

Conch Scooters
Phone: (305) 747-8953

Fun Rentals
2502-2506 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 906-0721

HydroThunder
0 Duval Street, Ocean Key Resort, Key West, Florida 33040-6611
Phone: (305) 294-7000

JV Rent’All
503 Greene Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 204-4830

Papa Scooters
5625 2nd Avenue #4, Stock Island, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 697-8827

Pirate Rentals Key West
401 Southard Street, Key West, Florida 33040-6538
Phone: (305) 295-0000

Get Around Key West bicycles

Bicycles

The best way of getting around Key West and getting some exercise would be on a bicycle. You can ride at your own pace, enjoy the island breeze, and you definitely won’t be guilty of missing leg day on your workout rotation!

A&M Rentals
523 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040-3155
Phone: (305) 896-1921

The Bike Shop
1110 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040-3352
Phone: (305) 294-1073

Blue Sky Rentals
805 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040-3148
Phone: (305) 896-3298

Conch Scooters
Phone: (305) 747-8953

Eaton Bikes
830 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida 33040-6921
Phone: (305) 294-8188

Fun Rentals
2502-2506 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 906-0721

Island Bicycle
929 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 292-9707

Island Safari Rentals
408 Greene Street, Key West, Florida 33040-6518
Phone: (305) 414-8142

JV Rent’All
503 Greene Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 204-4830

Papa Scooters
5625 2nd Avenue #4, Stock Island, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 697-8827

Pirate Rentals Key West
401 Southard Street, Key West, Florida 33040-6538
Phone: (305) 295-0000

Get Around Key West tour train

Trolley Tours

The best way of getting around Key West? Sit back, relax, and let the tour train drive you around. It is fully guided tour, so not only will it get you to where you are going, it will be educational as well.

Conch Tour Train
303 Front Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 294-5161

Old Town Trolley Tours
1 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 296-6688

Get Around Key West hotel shuttle

Hotel Shuttle

This is a free way to get to certain parts of Key West. During my stay in Key West, my hotel was on Stock Island, which is just under 8 miles from the hotel to Mallory Square. I took the hotel’s free shuttle in a couple of times, and there was an option to take one back as well. Most hotels in the area offer this service as a courtesy for their guests. Be sure to check out the shuttle schedule at the front desk of your hotel for pick up and drop off times. You may need to sign up to ensure you have a spot.

Get Around Key West Transit

Public Transportation

Yes, Key West has a transit system! There are 4 main routes, including the Duval Loop as well as a Lower Keys Shuttle.

Key West Transit
5701 College Road, Stock Island, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 809-3910

Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs

Need to rent an assisted vehicle for your time in Key West? No problem!

Island Comfort Mobility
5170 US Highway 1, Key West, Florida 33040-4324
Phone: (305) 453-6456

Get Around Key West mustang convertible

Vehicle Rentals

There’s nothing like cruising around Key West in a Mustang 5.0L, with the ragtop down so your hair can blow! Okay, enough Vanilla Ice… here are some places to rent a beauty vehicle:

Budget Car Rental
Key West International Airport, 3495 South Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 294-8868

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2516 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 292-0220

Hertz
Key West International Airport, 3491 South Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 294-1039

Key West Adventures
3424 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040-4224
Phone: (305) 293-3555

National Car Rental
2516 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 1-844-868-8504

Thrifty Car Rental
Key West International Airport, 3495 South Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 1-877-283-0898

Get Around Key West fun

Have Fun in Key West!

However you decide to tour the island of Key West, enjoy yourself, and have a lot of fun taking in the island vibe!

Cheers,
Big Daddy

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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