Your Florida Keys Real estate search and purchase usually results in a great reason to visit and explore the beautiful Florida Keys. Selecting the right airport to get you started on this trip can be important in determining convenience and budget. Both Miami (MIA) and Ft Lauderdale (FLL) airports will place you on the mainland and within a reasonable distance to begin your drive. Compare price and schedule knowing that either airport will get the job done. Good information to know is that the Ft. Lauderdale airport although it seems and is a bit more north is really only 15 minutes more of a drive south using the Florida Turnpike. It is also possible to fly into Marathon (MTH) or Key West (EYW) but most of the time it requires a plane change resulting in more travel time. While is it a beautiful fly over the Florida Keys, the drive over the bridges are equally impressive! Just driving down the overseas highway thru the Florida Keys over the bridges is an attraction in itself.
Driving directions from the mainland airports and also approximate distance via mile markers to each island of the Florida Keys can be found on my travel resource page.
Driving Directions to the Florida Keys from mainland airports
Note: The turnpikes are toll roads. But, this is your best choice. Most rental car companies provide a SUNPASS by which these tolls are billed. Otherwise tolls are billed by License Plate with a surcharge added to the toll.
From Miami International Airport, take LeJeune Road south to 836 West. Take the Florida Turnpike south toward Key West. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south about 22 miles to Key Largo and you are now in the Florida Keys. Or you may choose to take Card Sound Road which appears on the left in Homestead south of the turnpike end. $1.00 toll paid on this road.
From Ft.Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, exit the airport and follow the signs for 595 West. Take 595 to the Florida Turnpike and follow the signs for the Florida Keys.
From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south to just below Ft.Lauderdale, where Exit 4 joins the southern portion of the Turnpike. The Turnpike ends at US 1 in Florida City. Follow U.S. 1 south into the Florida Keys.
From Florida’s west coast, take 1-75 Alligator Alley east to the Miami exit, and south to the Turnpike Extension.
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