The Key West International Airport is the entry to a beautiful landscape and scenery between the golf of Mexico and Atlantic ocean. Compare your directly available rental car from the vehicle types Minivan, SUV and convertible to drive along the Overseas Highway, which is between the Gold of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and takes you around more than 100 small islands. Your rental car, with the option of unlimited mileage offers you a nearly never ending trip through sights like the famous Everglades Nationalpark on Key Largo, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Harris Park, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key, Key Deer Wildlife Refuge, Bahia Honda State Park. Your personal rental car offers you to explore places, where John Audubon and Ernest Hemingway used to live. Explore the most southern part of the United States of America in an unforgettable road trip along the coast. Your journey, your decisions. With our easy filters you decide what is important to you when it comes to a rental car at the Key West. Let us give you some suggestions with our ready-made service packages, which we selected accurately to give you an easy start to get to know what options you have, and what can be considered as important when searching for the perfect rental car in South Florida, the Sunshine State.
When it comes to the most impressive roads for a road trip, the 171.4km / 106.5 miles Overseas Highway should be on top of every list. The Key West International Airport is located on the most southern tip of this highway, which makes it the perfect starting point for your journey upwards the Overseas Highway. Looking at the map, the Key West International Airport seems to be pretty close to Cuba, with its capital Havanna. Indeed the distance between the Key West and Cuba are only 90 miles, which is less than the total length of the Overseas Highway, which you will hopefully ride during your exploration tour through the Florida Keys.
What is to explore on the Florida Keys?
After picking your car up at the Key West International Airport, it is time to explore the Lower Keys and Key West itself. What was once the home of John Audubon and Ernest Hemingway will impress you.
What are the best things to see at the Key West?
Bahia Honda State Park
After exploring Key West and its sights, it is time to explore the Lower Keys furthermore. What is to do in Pine Key? The absolute highlight here is the National Key Deer Refuge, where you will be able to see more than 100 of the endangered. Also you will be able to find one of the most beautiful beaches of the United States of America. Simply drive to the Bahia Honda State Park and see for yourself, why the Florida Keys are the perfect destination for every beach enthusiasts. Pine Key has offers everything you need for the perfect road trip, as there is a variety of campsites, places for a picnic, from where you can watch stunning yachts.
Seven Miles Bridge
If you drive the Overseas Highway further north, you will pass Marathon. Along the way, on the famous Seven Mile Bridge. Marathon gained ultimate popularity after the first Flipper movie, which was a comedy about a dolphin, which live was saved by a 14 year old boy. Today you will be able to see a lot of dolphins in the small fishing village, which is home to a lot of these beautiful and intelligent sea creatures. It might be even possible to find your very own personal Flipper Dolphin who is doing tricks in front of you.
Islamorada from above
Islamorada is home to the best fishing of the world. Here you will be able to either fish by your own, or watch the fishing enthusiasts along the many small islands, which makes this small village to a beautiful stop along your journey on the Florida Keys. If you are a fan of super fresh seafood, you will be able to taste the ocean in one of the world class restaurants. Walk along the colorful streets and houses the village, which is packed of art and culture, has to offer.
Mangroves at Key Largo
On the most northern tip of the Florida Keys, you will reach Key Largo which is the gate to the famous Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Key Largo itself has to offer a bright and stunning marine life. Each and every activity in Key Largo is either above the water or under the water. What can you do in Key Largo? You can go kayaking, renting a stand up paddle or bringing your own and visit the Harry Harris Park.
Places, durations and distances starting from your pick-up at the Key West International Airport:
|Place||Duration from previous place||Distance from previous place|
|Pine Key||48 minutes||32 miles|
|Marathon||38 minutes||26 miles|
|Islamorada||37 minutes||30 miles|
|Key Largo||21 minutes||17 miles|
After driving the whole Overseas Highway all the way up starting from the Key West International Airport, it could be useful to use our option to drop-off your car on another airport or city. It takes you less than 4 hours to reach Miami for example. With our flexible drop-off option it is your choice to further explore the United States of America or Florida.
Driving the Overseas Highway Q&A:
What is the speed limit on the Overseas Highway?
Mostly 55mph, while at the famous Seven Miles Bridge the speed limit is 45mph.
Are there tolls at the Overseas Highway?
There are no tolls on the Overseas Highway. If you drive further up to Miami, it might be possible that you will be charged with some tolls, which mostly is cashless and will be charged by the chosen rental car company.