The Duval Loop, Lower Keys Shuttle, “Key West Rides” on-demand service for Key West and Stock Island and new “Workforce Express” bus will help get you around our little island and the Lower Keys without ever needing to drive.

New “Workforce Express” Bus

On May 15 Key West Transit launches the “Workforce Express” bus between Key West and Stock Island. There are four early morning trips about every hour beginning at 6:05 am in each direction, and then another four trips in the late afternoon beginning at 3:45. Each trip will take about 30 minutes, thus the moniker “Express.” More about fares here. Read our story on the new service here.

Duval Loop

We love Key West’s little circulator the “FREE and Frequent” Duval Loop! The Loop makes 18 stops along the way, and is supposed to run every half hour in the mornings — from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 pm and every 30 minutes from 8 pm to 10 pm. Don’t be surprised if wait times are longer. Visit www.KWTransit.com for more details!

Real-Time Bus Tracker

Click on map above to access Live Bus Map Tracker and see where your Duval Loop or Lower Keys Shuttle bus is in real-time.

Lower Keys Shuttle

The Lower Keys Shuttle (LKS) connects Key West Old Town to Mile Marker 53.5 in Marathon, providing a safe and hassle-free way to enjoy yourself downtown.  There are 10 trips back and forth daily, with 4 of those lining up with the Miami Dade bus that connects Marathon to Homestead. Fares are $4.00 per trip. Full fare chart below. Visit www.KWTransit.com for more details!

“Key West Rides” On-Demand Service for Key West and Stock Island

Customers anywhere in Key West and Stock Island are be able to use an app on their smartphone to request a ride, from 6 am to 8 pm, to be picked up and then taken between any of 160+ bus stops throughout the service area. The matching technology will group riders going in a similar direction for quick and efficient shared trips at the same $2 per trip price as current City routes.

The easiest way to explain how to use the service is to say it works very similarly to Uber, meaning you use an app on your smartphone to request a ride. The free Key West Ride app is available on Google Play and iOS App Store. Here’s how Key West Transit explains it:

“Trips must start and end within the designated service area. After booking a ride, the app will display the pick-up location where the vehicle will meet you. This is a bus stop -to- bus stop service so that you will be picked up and dropped off close as possible to your destination. Since this is a shared ride service, you may board with others in the vehicle or stop to pick up others. Key West Rides On-Demand currently has only one zone in Key West, including Stock Island. Check the zone and bus stops out in this interactive map.”


Fares are $2 per trip. The big difference from Uber is that unless you download the separate Token Transit app and pay with that, you’ll still have to pay for your ride the old-fashioned way. With cash or a pass. Rides are $2 per trip, $4 for a One Day Pass, $8 for a 7-Day Pass and $25 for a 31-Day Pass. There are discounts for students, disabled/disadvantaged, military, and seniors.

Please visit the dedicated page for more information on fares and payment methods.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Sunday                  6 AM – 8 PM

(No service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).

Customer Service

For other customer service needs, including lost-and-found, contact DOT directly at 305-809-3910 or email Key West Transit.

As with an Uber, you’ll be able to track the progress of your ride on the app. A difference from Uber is that this isn’t a door-to-door service. You pinpoint your desired beginning and ending points and the app directs you to the nearest bus stops. For an interactive map of the stop click here.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Historic Tours of America offers the Old Town Trolley Tours with 13 stops and service approximately every 30 minutes. The Trolley, which provides a guided tours while you are riding, works especially well if you are staying at one of the many hotels on North and South Roosevelt Boulevards. You’ll pay upwards of $34 a day to ride, depending upon the package, but you receive lots of extras. A good way to get to know the island. Visit https://www.trolleytours.com/key-west for more details.

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