Travel Tips for Key West Destination Weddings

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Weddings in the Florida Keys have never been so popular and the airlines have taken notice.

Up until recently, most visitors to Key West have flown into Miami or Fort Lauderdale and travelled by car the rest of the way via US-1. Now airlines across the United States have added direct non-stop service to Key West International Airport. That’s great news for you and your wedding guests. Plus, beginning in March 2022, Fort Lauderdale-based Aztec Airways, an on-demand air carrier which seats 8 passengers, will be offering non-stop scheduled passenger service to Florida Keys International Airport.

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R2Key2: Key West Airport’s resident robot! He roams around after hours to disinfect interior spaces to help fight Covid-19. Key West’s airport was among the United States’ first airports to implement one of the unique robots, which emits high-intensity ultraviolet UV-C wavelength light designed to remove 99.9% of harmful airborne and surface pathogens.

The following airlines offer non-stop flight service to Key West:

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Non-stop service from Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL), Charlotte (CLT), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), New York (LGA), and Washington D.C. (DCA).

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Non-stop service from Atlanta (ATL), and New York (LGA).

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Non-stop service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), and Tampa (TPA).

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Non-stop service from Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR), Washington-Dulles (IAD), and Chicago (ORD).

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Non-stop service from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK).

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Non-stop service from St. Petersburg (PIE), Asheville (AVL), Indianapolis (IND), Sanford (SFB), Nashville (BNA), and Cincinnati (CVG).

Key West Transportation Tips

How to get to Duval Street from the airport

Once you’ve arrived in the Conch Republic, it’s time to get to the heart of the island. There are several transportation options to take you from Key West International Airport to Duval Street.

  • Hail a taxi: An airport staple, a taxi ride from the airport to Duval Street takes 10 – 15 minutes.
    Use your rideshare app: You’ll find both Uber and Lyft on the island.
  • Take the shuttle: There are shuttles, both public and private, providing transportation to various locations in Key West. And ask about the shuttle service when you book your hotel.
  • Rent a car: You’ll find rentals at the airport. But with so many ways to get around Key West once you settle in, you probably don’t need one.
  • Take the bus: Key West has public transportation that connects the airport to different points on the island.

The island of Key West is only four miles long and one mile wide. Accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, and attractions are all within easy walking distance. And there are also some other great ways to get around.

  • Walking: There’s no better way to explore the charming streets, historic sites, and attractions at your own pace.
  • Bikes: Key West is a fun place to bike and it’s an efficient way to get around. You’ll find numerous rental shops on the island.
  • Scooters and Mopeds: This option allows you to navigate the narrow streets and gets you around quicker than walking or biking.
  • Golf Carts: A great way for a two-some or four-some to travel. And the electric carts are environmentally friendly.
  • Duval Loop Bus: This free bus service covers Key West’s downtown area and it’s a convenient option when you want to take a break from walking.