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Drive time from Miami Airport

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Drive time from Miami Airport

I'm sure this is posted somewhere but I couldn't find an existing thread.

In reality, what is the drive time from Miami to Key West? My wife and I, along with another couple are trying to decide if it is worth renting the car (we'll be in town Fri - Tues) and driving or spending the money to make the connection into Key West Airport. The overall cost savings is just a couple hundred bucks, but if the drive is too long...my time is money too.

Thanks for the help!

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1. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

Here is a thread that might help.


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2. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

Thank you for the thread...it was exactly what I was looking for. I figured it was out there somewhere.

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3. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

you may be right,,,time is money....but i purposily fly into FLL to have the drive down...and I HATE DRIVING....but this is different....we do fly out of KW...but drive down and enjoy the ride!!!

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4. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

Some people love this drive and others hate it. I hate it! With so little time, I'd advise you fly in and out...especially out, because hurrying back to Miami for a flight is no fun. Plan on at least 4 hours for the drive, and if there's an accident along the way there can be hours of wait time.

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5. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

I cast my vote in the "love to drive" column. It generally takes us a little less than 4 hrs from Ft. Lauderdale ( which is about 30-45 min north of Miami) if we drive straight through, but there are so many neat places to stop- like Robbie's to feed the tarpon -and I can't imagine missing the drive over the 7 mile Bridge! To me the drive is an important part of the Keys experience- the first hour or so will be a bit borimg ( and I am not fond of getting into or out of Miami Airport- wish you were coming to Ft.Lauderdale. ) But I would definitely say save the money and make the drive.

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6. Re: Drive time from Miami Airport

I'm for the drive at least once. See the Keys, not just Key West. There is so much to see and it's a beautiful drive. I hate that people think the Keys are just Key West - and that's what happens when they don't see what else is out there.

I prefer flying into MIA than FLL. I still haven't figured out why people like FLL! I have been out of there twice in the last month and missed a turn both times. (different turns) MIA - right out to the highway and bam - Turnpike! And the extra time from FLL to the Keys is not a favorite either.

Whichever you do Delaware - have a blast!

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