Key West International Airport EYW
serves the southernmost area in the continental United States. In fact, the island of Key West - the last of the Florida Keys stretching into the Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico - is closer to Cuba at 90 miles than to Miami at 180 miles.
Key West is approximately four miles long and 2 miles wide, so the airport is close to all of the Key West attractions – white sand beaches, historic houses and a rambunctious nightlife.
With 761,000 passengers served per year, Key West is served by regular and seasonal airline flights.
Most flights to Key West are routed through Miami International Airport, but you can find some direct flights from major cities in Florida, the Bahamas and Atlanta.
The small passenger terminal at Key West Airport
offers basic services and amenities. After the Airport entrance there is a left exit to the road between the parking facility and south side of the terminal housing ticket counters and security checkpoint. The outer road circle continues on to the north side of the terminal with Departure Lounge to the right and baggage claim to the left. If using the cell phone lot, keep on driving around the bend & follow sign.
The south side of the terminal
has escalators on both ends to the parking facility. It also houses the ticket counters (right) , elevator & ATM in center and security checkpoint (left). Between the south & north side of the terminal there are 2 separate crosswalks (between ticket counters and departure lounge, and between TSA screening and baggage claim).
The north side
of the terminal is divided between the Departure Lounge (right) and the Baggage Claim (left) with ATM, rental car counters and transport counter. From the Departure Lounge is access to airline gates 1-6.
A separate building to the right of the north side houses Customs, Sheriff Office, Greyhound
& Badging, while a separate building to the left of the north side houses the County Fire Rescue.
Current airlines serving the terminal:
American - tel. 800-433-7300,
Delta - tel. 800-325-8224,
Silver - tell. 800-881-4999
United - tel. 800-864-8331
Public Transportation from the Airport:
Aside from taking a taxi or the Keys Shuttle (305-289-9997 or visit: www.keysshuttle.com) - you have the following options:
(The new 'Key West Transit' site - http://www.kwtransit.com/ - will offer a Live Bus Map and Arrival Times.)
- Keys City Bus
& Lower Keys Shuttlestops at the east end of the terminal, on the roadway curb (tel. 305-809-3910.
- Miami-Dade-Monroe Express Route
has an on-airport bus station (305-296-9072 or visit www.greyhound.com) with available small lockers.