Looking to get around the Keys without leaving a ton of footprints? Travel Green
Key West is a 4-mile-wide island so you can bike or walk anywhere. We Cycle the official Green Transportation of Fantasy Fest and Zombie Bike Ride producers offers free delivery and pick up for any bike you rent from them in Key West. Call (305)292-3336 and reserve your ride today. If biking is not for you don’t worry hop on the free Duval Loop and get dropped off at your favorite party. Want to take a diversion and see the sights take a ride on the Conch Train or the Old Town Trolley and see all the island has to offer on the longest running and eco-friendliest tour. Call (305) 296-6688 and book your trip today. If you are staying on a sister island then Go Buses, Up The Keys, Uber, and Keys Shuttle will be providing shared rides the full 10 days of Fantasy Fest to Key West and festival central.
The island of Key West encourages everyone to forget their cars once they get to the Keys. Walk, bike, or bus around town using any of the great options below. Help us make sure everyone arrives safely and happily at their destination this Fantasy Fest!
WALKING: Almost every downtown destination is less than a 15-minute walk from another. Pay attention when crossing intersections, as cars and bicycles might not see you. Especially use caution downtown during the Street Fair, Masquerade March and Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade.
BICYCLING: Locals know that the best way to get around town is by bicycle. If you don’t already have access to a bike, there are many great bicycle rental stores around the island. Make sure they give you a light to use after dark! When on the road, act like a car. When on a sidewalk, yield to pedestrians. Be a PAL: Predictable, Attentive and Lawful at all times. Pedicabs are also great ways to let someone else do the bicycling for you.
REGULAR BUS ROUTES During Fantasy Fest week:
CITY “SAFE RIDE” SHUTTLES FOR The Bud Light FANTASY FEST PARADE:
The City of Key West Department of Transportation is pleased to provide SAFE RIDE shuttle buses during the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade.
TAXI’S / RIDESHARE: To ease traffic congestion and safety concerns, taxi’s and rideshare companies are asked to stay at or above (east) Simonton Street for pick up and drop offs. If you are requesting a taxi or rideshare, please walk towards Simonton to do so.
CAR PARKING: These 2018 Public Parking special events rates begin Friday, October 26 at 8:00 AM and end Sunday, October 28, at noon. Residential permit benefits are void in these lots during this time.
PARK N RIDE: On Saturday, October 27, 2018, parking in front of Key West High School will be open to cars at a rate of $20 per vehicle. Key West Transit buses will run from 1-10 PM as a direct link between the high school and the SAFE RIDE Hub at Fausto's Food Palace, 522 Fleming. Bus Rides from 1pm to 10pm are free. After 10pm, riders can catch the City Orange Line from the SAFE Ride Hub to the High School, until 1:45 AM for $2 each way and exact change is required. All parking fees raise funds for the KWHS Class of 2018. Overnight parking is okay, but vehicles must be gone sometime Sunday, October 28, 2018.
RV/MOTORHOME PARKING: Oversized vehicles such as RV’s, Tour Buses, Motor Homes, etc. are not permitted to travel within the Old Town / Downtown area. City Ordinance prohibits parking oversized vehicles on city streets. Oversized vehicles are required to drop and pick up passengers east of White Street. RV’s and Motorhomes may park at Tour Bus Option #1 below, and CANNOT park or drop off at any of the other options given.
TOUR BUS PARKING:
Tour Buses, RV’s and Motorhomes: Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Avenue. $50 with Reservation, $100 without reservation. Parking is allowed both Friday, October 26 from 5-8 PM and Saturday October 27, 2018 from 11 AM to 8 PM. Friday Reservations are REQUIRED in advance (reserve via email here), no overnight parking. Direct shuttle services are offered on Saturday only, from 1-10PM. After 10pm, return to the High School lot via the City Orange Line from the SAFE RIDE Hub until 1:45am. Buses are $2 each way.
No COOLERS or BACKPACKS allowed in the Fantasy Zone — If you have a cooler or backpack you are subject to random search at any time. Leave your Cooler or backpack on the bus.
TOUR BUS DROP OFF: Free 15-minute drop-off and pick-up only. Drivers must organize pick-up time with passengers before arrival. Buses must leave Historic district after discharging passengers.
PARKING ETIQUETTE: If you are able to find in-town parking, please remember:
STREET CLOSURES: To accommodate the many street activities during Fantasy Fest 2018, portions of several streets will be closed on the following dates and times: