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Bus Miami - Key West: Trip Overview

5
Daily Departures
11:45 AM - 6:35 PM
Departure Time
$38
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Traveling from Miami to Key West by Bus

Miami and Key West are both ideal Florida destinations for travelers, offering idyllic beaches by day and an epic party scene by night. Expect a more casual, low-key Caribbean vibe throughout Key West while Miami features skyscrapers, a more hurried pace, and club goers dressed to impress. Both destinations are easily connected by bus service, allowing you to forego airline luggage fees and pack a few extra outfits.

How long can I expect to be on the bus?

Key West and Miami are about 150 miles apart, around four hours by car without traffic. The Greyhound service between the two cities only takes 30 minutes more, and that includes several stops along the way. If the idea of 4.5 hours on a bus seems too long, book a one-way from Miami to Islamorada to stretch your legs, then another ticket from Islamorada to Key West. You can shave another 30 minutes off your travel time if you catch the Greyhound at Miami Cutler Bay rather than Miami Airport.

What are the schedules like?

There are two scheduled runs per day on Greyhound from Miami to Key West. The first departs at 12:25 from Miami Airport (or 1:10pm from Miami Cutler Bay) and the second at 5:45pm from the airport (6:30 from Cutler Bay).

How much will it cost?

You may be able to find fares for as low as $22, but the average fare is around $34 one way. You can usually save a few dollars by booking a round trip fare as well. Busbud sometimes offers discount or promo codes, so check the website regularly.

How do I buy a ticket?

Buying your Miami to Key West bus ticket is a breeze on Busbud. Do a search of Miami to Key West and you’ll see the two routes per day. Enter your info and be sure it matches the photo ID you plan to use on the trip. Reserve your ticket using a credit or debit card, and you’re all set. Buying your ticket at the station is an option, but with only two scheduled routes per day, you could find it sold out, especially during holiday periods.

Where do the buses leave and depart from in Miami and Key West?

There are two departure stations in Miami: the Miami Airport Greyhound Bus Station and the Greyhound Station on Caribbean Blvd in Miami Cutler Bay. There is one arrival station in Key West at the Key West Greyhound Bus Station.

What amenities can I expect to find on the bus?

Economy seats include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, power outlets, and the Greyhound bus is equipped with a washroom.

What is it like taking the bus vs. flying?

For one, skipping the security lines at the Miami airport is worth it. You’re looking at nearly the same amount of travel time when you factor in check-in, TSA checkpoints, etc. Print your bus ticket at home, show up to the station, and enjoy air conditioning and free Wi-Fi where you can spend those hours catching up on work or chatting with family instead of standing in lines.

 

These helpful tips were brought to you by Erin De Santiago from ourtastytravels.com

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Bus Travel Tips

    Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Miami and Key West!
    Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Miami to Key West, get comfy and count the stars.
    Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Miami to Key West.
    Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Miami to Key West while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

  • The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.
  • The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
  • 9.2% of ground transporation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
  • The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

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