Looking for an easy, air conditioned, free way to get around Old Town Key West? Look no further than the Duval Loop! This shuttle bus transports you around the downtown area of Key West for free. Did we mention it’s air conditioned?
This new-ish service has been around since 2017. Car Free Key West launched a free bus service throughout Old Town Key West with 18 stops that you can hop on and hop off for easy access to galleries, shops, restaurants and attractions.
It runs 7 days a week from 6 am to 10 pm. And yes, there is absolutely no charge to ride it! Just hop on at one of the marked bus stops, let it take you where you’re going, and hop off at another one of the 18 designated stops.
The Duval Loop Key West shuttle runs along Simonton and Whitehead Streets (parallel to Duval Street), and includes stops at the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, the Historic Seaport Harbor Walk, and the Truman Waterfront Park, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park (and awesome beach) and the Amphitheater. The loop also will take you to the Old Town Parking Garage on Caroline Street and Grinnell Street. The closest stop to Old Town Manor is at Eaton St and Whitehead St, in front of the Key West Post Office, a short block away.
The buses run every 15 minutes from 10am to midnight and every half hour from 6am to 10am. The stop at the Truman Waterfront Park only goes until 10pm.
The secret to knowing when the bus schedule is to download the app to your smartphone. You can get it at www.kwtransit.com. There you’ll find the map and a list of all the stops. From the list, click on the stop you want and, in real time, the app will tell you when the next bus, and the bus after that, will arrive at that stop. It’s pretty accurate!
Key West is committed to reducing vehicle traffic by getting around Old Town on foot, by bicycle, scooter, or the Duval Loop Key West shuttle. You’ll find this free bus extremely easy to use and pleasant to ride in! For more information, check out www.carfreekeywest.com or ask our concierge.
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