Our Miami to Key West Day Trip lets you experience the fantastic Overseas Highway aboard a Luxury touring coach then spend an afternoon enjoying Key West.
Enjoy a free pickup from most Downtown Miami & Miami Beach hotels
Ride down the scenic Overseas Highway
Learn from an interesting narrated tour of the Florida Keys
Spend the afternoon in fun and funky Key West
Relax with worry-free round-trip transportation
Explore the exotic side of Florida on a Miami to Key West Day Trip. A visit to Key West is a highlight of any Miami vacation, and The Key West Express makes it easy. In one busy, fun-filled day you can enjoy a road trip down the legendary Overseas Highway, tour the full length of the Florida Keys, and spend an afternoon shopping, dining, partying, and playing in unique Key West, America’s only Caribbean paradise.
Our Miami to Key West Day Trip offers the safest, easiest, and most economical way to add a Key West side trip to your vacation. Leave the driving to the professionals and arrive in Key West rested and ready to enjoy the island city. Eat, drink, and be merry Key West style knowing that your seat is reserved for a safe return to Miami in the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury touring coach piloted by an experienced driver.
Your Miami to Key West tour begins in the morning with a check in at the convenient downtown departure point or a free pick up from the major hotels in Miami Beach or Downtown Miami. Our modern touring coaches have all the necessities that make for a great trip – soft, comfortable reclining seats, tinted windows, and a high-fidelity sound system that makes it easy to listen to the tour narration.
The miles pass quickly as the coach rolls out of Miami, through the Southern Everglades on U.S. Highway 1 and down to Key Largo. Then blue water appears on both sides of the coach as you get on the Overseas Highway and enter a different world, with the Gulf and Atlantic waters almost constantly in sight as the coach heads south-west down the Florida Keys.
The highway crosses open water on 43 bridges, but the moment everyone anticipates is the Marathon Key jump-off onto the northern end of the renowned Seven Mile Bridge. Have your camera handy because the Bridge is a marvel of highway engineering that offers incredible ocean-scape views and gives the feeling of flying low over emerald blue water. You may recognize sights and scenes that were made famous in the movies Bad Boys, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and True Lies.
The coach glides back onto solid ground on Little Duck Key, gateway to the Lower Keys. Listen to the narrated tour while traveling through this historic region where blue water, white sand, lush tropical vegetation, and easy living recall the days of the old Florida Keys. Plan to arrive in Key West around noon with plenty of time available to explore the island. You can have lunch and a beverage at an outdoor café table, shop and sightsee in Old Town, or rent a bike and hit the beach.
For an active afternoon, The Key West Express makes it easy to upgrade your day tour to include a snorkeling trip, a parasail ride, a glass-bottom boat tour, or some jet skiing. Making arrangements is quick and easy with a few taps on a smart phone screen and our 100% secure online booking system. Book your Miami to Key West day trip now while space is still available!
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Duration: 6 Hours in Key West
Check-in time: Must be there by 7:15 am to check-in, boarding time will be at 7:40 am.
Round trip transportation from Miami
6 hours in Key West
Narrated tour of the Florida Keys
Pick Up and Drop Off at most Miami hotels
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Are there beaches in Key West?
There are several beaches in Key West, with the most popular being located at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Key West is a great watersports destination, so bring a bathing suit and sunscreen, if you plan to get wet.
Can I bring luggage on the bus?
Yes, you may bring one piece of luggage and one carry on bag, per person.
Do we stop on the way to Key West?
It depends. If passengers wish to take a break, we will stop at the McDonalds in Tavernier at approximately 9:00 AM. There is also a convince store and a grocery store in the same vicinity.
How do people dress in Key West?
Key West is super casual. A sundress for ladies and khaki shorts for the gets is as dressed up as anyone usually gets.
How long does it take to drive to Key West?
The road trip takes about 4 hours. Driving the Overseas Highway is a one-of-a-kind experience. You will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the State. You will literally be driving right over the ocean and across a thin chain of islands and bridges, including the famous 7-Mile Bridge. These bridges connect 34 islands that make up the Florida Keys.
How much free time do we have in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West at your leisure.
What are some good items to bring on the drive to Key West?
Here are some good things to bring to keep you comfortable on the trip: a smartphone, tablet computer, MP3 player, books, magazines, camera, snacks, sleeping shades, and a travel pillow.
What happens if only my activity in Key West is cancelled?
On occasion, the activities in Key West will be canceled for bad weather. In those cases, you will be given a refund for the canceled part of your trip. Those refunds are as follows:
If Glass Bottom Boat Cruise is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $29 refund.
If Snorkeling Trip is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $29 refund.
If Parasailing is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $39 refund.
If Trolley is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $25 refund.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Miami to Key West Day Trip must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by The Key West Express.
What is there to see in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West. Famous for its history, this tropical island is home to famous landmarks such as the Southernmost Point in the United States, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Hunting Museum, Ernest Hemingway’s House with the 6-toed cats, Fort Zachary Taylor, and a spooky above ground cemetery just to name a few. There’s also fun water activities, like snorkeling, a glass bottom boat ride, jet ski tours, and parasailing.
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Miami to Key West Day Trip will be included in your confirmation email.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Miami to Key West Day Trip will be included in your confirmation email from The Key West Express. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes its way to you!
Will you pick me up from my hotel?
Yes. Free pick-up is available from all hotels in South Beach, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.
Will you take me back to my hotel after the tour?
Yes, after the tour, we will return you back to the hotel that we picked you up from. The Key West Express offers complimentary drop-off service to all hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
Average 4.46 out of 5 stars based on 542 verified reviews from The Key West Express and TripAdvisor
Alana D, Mar 2023 Verified
Amazing trip to Key West!
Robert C, Mar 2023 Verified
Very friendly comfortable travel!
Miami to key West snorkel
Ashley D, Mar 2023 Verified
This was a very good trip and there were no problems at all!
Miami to Key West Day Trip
Jean M, Mar 2023 Verified
I felt safe and comfortable the entire trip. The driver was attentive and the guide on the bus gave us relevant information and was clear and concise about times, prices and history.
Birthday Gift (Day trip to KeyWest) 3/2/2023
Angela G, Mar 2023 Verified
The day trip was very nice. The bus left Bayside around 7:30am. We stopped for breakfast for about 20 minutes. After breakfast we continued to KeyWest.I traveled by myself but sat by a very nice lady on the tour bus. The tour guide lady on the bus was very nice and as we traveled we learned educational information about each area.The person I sat by on the bus was traveling alone as well. Therefore, she and I hung out together in the Keys.We chose the trolley to site see all of Key West old and new town. The trolley tour guide was very educational.
We ate when we actually arrived because it was almost lunch time.After touring, we went into the museum, climbed the towels, and just walked around.We didn’t leave without eating the famous cheese cake. Which we both were not sweet eaters but actually not for one day.It was a nice day the weather wasn’t that hot. There were a breeze of wind which was nice.We arrived back in Miami around 9:30pmIt was a great and exciting trip to pick from the activities of your choice.Check them out for a day trip you will certainly be well pleased.
All went as advertised
Mark K, Feb 2023 Verified
I researched a handful of Key West single-day tour options, and this one looked like the best. Indeed it was excellent.We also ordered the glass bottom boat tour; that part was operated by an independent company, but the reservation was seamlessly incorporated into our package. It is also possible to add excursions (e.g., snorkeling, parasailing) while the bus is en route. Orlando, the host and tour guide, explained all of the options in great detail on the way down and handled arrangements for interested passengers.Some of their buses do not have wi-fi. Ours did not, nor did it have power plug outlets. But it did have USB ports (two ports for every four seats). The USB ports were overhead and nobody seemed to notice them on the way down.
Awesome Miami to Key West day trip
Nathan M, Feb 2023 Verified
They pick you up right in front of your hotel and they take care of the driving. Kick back and enjoy the views.
Key West Day Trip W/ Snorkeling
Cody B, Feb 2023 Verified
It was a fun and overall great experience. Bus arrived at 6:50 and we got to the island around 11:30 with one stop for breakfast on the way. We then did the snorkeling at 12:45 which was a lot of fun! They had margaritas, beers, and other drinks on the boat ride back. That concluded around 3:45. We had enough time for a quick bite and walk around the shops for a little before heading back to the bus. We got dropped off at our hotel around 10:00. It is a long bus ride but the experience is worth the adventure.
Awesome Mai Mai to key west with snorkeling
Julie H, Feb 2023 Verified
Comfortable bus, on time, breakfast /bathroom stop and the snorkeling on the reef was fantastic! Beautiful fish and fun crew.
Donna K, Feb 2023 Verified
Great trip from bus ride to snorkeling. Everything was perfect. Friendly crew on the well kept boat. Took care of everything from equipment to everyones safety. Lily was fabulous on the bus. Made sure everyone was taken care of and watched over. Will definitely go again if down in Miami.
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