Getting around Key West

There are several methods for getting around Key West. There is a type of transportation to suit everyone's needs and everyone's budget. Some methods involve speed and the open air and others your standard point A to point B transport that you're probably accustomed to at home. Here is the breakdown:

By foot: The most popular way of getting around Key West. Whether in Old town or New town, most everything is all in one place and it's a great way to explore and maybe even find shops or restaurants you otherwise would have missed.

Taxi Cabs: There are over a dozen taxi services in Key West. Taxis are convenient when your destination is more than a mile or so away. You can certainly hail a taxi when pub hopping on Duval Street and this would be inexpensive, though most visitors choose to walk as all the spots are centrally located and most within walking distance from one another. Here are a few options for taxi companies; Five 6's (305) 296-6666, Pink Cab (305) 296-1800, Maxi Taxi (305) 294-2222

Pedi Cabs: These are the man-powered bicycles with a seat attached that seats 2 to 3 people. They are similar to a rickshaw but with wheels. They are certainly fun and a good opportunity to speak to a bonafide local, but be sure to name your price ahead of time as some tourists have been surprised at journeys end with a less than thrilling tab.

Bicycle Rentals: Renting a bicycle is a great and inexpensive way to get around Key West like the locals do. With your own bike you can come and go as you please for one reasonable fixed rate. It gives you a slight edge over the walkers and an opportunity to burn a few extra calories while on vacation. This bike company offers free delivery and pick up and even road side assistance if you should need it.

Scooter Rental: By far, the most popular tool for getting around Key West. Renting a scooter gives you every freedom in the world to explore the entire Island to your hearts content. It's fun, fast and convenient. As you will see the roads in Key West commonly fill up with traffic and parking spaces are scarce. With a scooter, you can fire it up and zip around making the most of your vacation time.

Electric Car: Here is a green way to get around that is actually a lot of fun that not only benefits you but also the environment. Best suited for a party of four, as it seats four and you will find that certain locations in Key West offers free or discounted parking for these vehicles.

Limousine Service: This is a viable mode of transport in Key West and perhaps the most stylish way to spend your vacation evenings. For a night out, you can have your cocktails on ice waiting in your air conditioned limo while you are in between bars as you bar hop on Duval Street. Get there in style; perhaps see another area of the island that your driver recommends. All things are possible in Key West. Why not?

Bus service: There are local busses that run through Key West. The various lines are color coded (green blue, red and orange) the color depicts the route/area. A ride is $4.00 per passenger and hours of service are from about 6:00am to about 10:00 pm. Key West Transit (305)-809-3910

Trolley: Hop on and off the Key West Trolley and get around while also learning some rich facts about the area. With knowledgeable and entertaining drivers you can learn as little or as much as you would like. Operating from 9:00am to 4:30pm, this is a great way to get around during the day as well as learn some of what makes Key West so unique. One ticket is good for the whole day so make the most of it.