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Key West Useful Information

Key West

Photo by Andy Newman at Florida Keys News Bureau

If you’re planning a trip to Key West, use our list of helpful websites, phone numbers and travel information.

Key West International Airport (EYW) is located on the northeast end of the island, just a few minutes from downtown. Car rentals are available in addition to shuttle services, the Key West Transit bus system and taxi cabs.

Getting Around Key West:
Most visitors to Key West spend their time in the Old Town area, which has limited parking, but is easy to get around by foot, bicycle or scooter. About 15 percent of Key West’s population uses bicycles to get around town, and there are plenty of bike paths and sidewalks for active residents and visitors. If you’d still like to use a car during your travels in Key West, but want to avoid the stress of finding parking in the Old Town area, check out the new Park N’ Ride service at the Old Town Parking Garage. For $13, you can leave your car all day and take the shuttle to and from the downtown area, which runs every half hour.

Visiting Key West Resources:
Florida Keys Tourism Council

Key West Chamber of Commerce

Geography and Climate:
Key West is a small island, about four miles long by 1.5 miles wide, with a population of almost 25,000 and an average temperature of 77 degrees. Typically, the temperature doesn’t dip below 60 degrees in the winter months, and during the peak of the summer, the average temperature is 89 degrees.

In Case of Emergency:
Key West is a safe area and a very popular tourist destination. In fact, more than 1 million first-time and returning visitors travel to Key West each year. In the event of an emergency, there is one hospital in Key West and a visitor’s assistance hotline:

Lower Keys Medical Center
5900 College Road, Stock Island
Key West, FL
305-294-5531

Visitor Assistance Line
1-800-771-5397

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