Flights to Key West (EYW) overview
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Key West (EYW)
Book in the Goldilocks Window
We’re always asked about the best day of the week to book flights, and the truth is: There isn't one. However, there is a timeframe when flights tend to be cheaper. It’s about 1–3 months before a domestic flight and 2–8 months before an international flight. We call this sweet spot the Goldilocks Window because it’s not too far ahead but also not too close to your departure date.
For anyone booking a flight during peak travel season, or if your trip requires specific travel dates rather than flexibility, we recommend planning even further in advance. If, for example, you’re hoping to visit Key West in December, you’d be wise to start looking at fares in July. Last-minute deals are few and far between during busy travel seasons. In fact, we see fare jumps happen pretty regularly at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points before a trip, so it’s best to book before those dates if at all possible.
Use the Greek Islands Trick
One of our favorite tips for getting to the Greek Islands during pricey travel periods is to look for the cheapest flight to another European city—like London, Paris, or Milan—then find a budget airline flight from there. The Greek Islands Trick can work all over the world. Just look for the least expensive flight to get you as close as possible to your destination, then find another mode of transit for your last leg.
To reach Key West, that likely looks like finding a flight to Miami and renting a car. You could also look at other airports in Florida. From Orlando or Miami, you can try to find a cheap flight to Key West or spend a few hours on the road south (which happens to be a pretty drive anyway!) It requires a bit more work and time, but it could save you a bunch of money on a winter Key West getaway.
Search alternative departure airports
This is like the Greek Islands Trick but in reverse. If you live in Milwaukee, flights to Key West can be very expensive during peak season. Check for flights out of Chicago instead. Similarly, if you live anywhere in the Northeast, it might be worth searching for flights from New York. The extra drive or train trip isn’t ideal, but it could save you a few hundred bucks and, because you’d likely have to make a layover anyway, it might not even take much more time.
Fly when it’s cheaper
The simplest way to save money on flights is to fly during the off season. In Key West, that’s September to November, which also happens to be a beautiful time to visit. August is also fairly cheap.
The more flexible you can be with your travel dates, the better your chances of finding cheaper flights. Even if you are planning to travel from December to April, the busy season, try playing around with different dates; if you can fly during the week, you’ll likely save money. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are typically the cheapest days to fly, while Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive.
Set alerts for specific trips
Another easy way to save is to set fare alerts and let technology do the work of searching cheap flights for you. Set up alerts for any specific itinerary you’re looking at, and you’ll get an email when the fare drops into your target price range or by a noteworthy amount. We recommend doing this before the Goldilocks Window we talked about before so you can see the deals during that time. If your dates or departure and arrival airports are flexible, set a few alerts.
Key West is a small airport with direct flights from 11 states and Washington, DC. It’s not the easiest to reach, but it is very close to Miami, which is a large airport with hundreds of flight options from around the US and the world. You can reach Key West from almost anywhere in the US, the Caribbean, or Europe with just one stop.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Key West (EYW)
What is the airport code for Key West International Airport?
The airport code for Key West International Airport is EYW.
When is high season in Key West?
High season in Key West runs from December to April. Visitors from elsewhere in the US flee cold weather from December to February, and spring breakers fill the city in March and April.
When is the best time to visit Key West?
The best time to visit Key West is from April–June. Weather is warm but not too hot, and most of the spring break crowds have left. September–November is the best time to visit for low prices, but we warned this is also hurricane season, so you could have to cancel your trip at the last minute.
July and August are not as crowded as winter and spring but still more expensive than the fall because summer is when kids are out of school and most families can take vacation. While December–April is the busiest and most expensive time to visit, it’s also popular for a reason. Temperatures range from the mid-60s to low-80s. That said, the water can be a bit too cold to comfortably swim.
Does EYW have its own on-site hotel?
There are no hotels attached to the actual terminal, but several hotels are conveniently located less than a mile from EYW and offer free shuttles:
- Hampton Inn Key West: Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness center, free wifi, an outdoor pool, and pet-friendly rooms. Rooms start at $150 per night.
- DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Grand Key: Amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant, pet-friendly rooms, and free wifi. Rooms start at $130 per night.
- Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel: Amenities include free wifi, a private beach, jet ski and kayak tours, an on-site restaurant, a shuttle to downtown, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Rooms start at $500 per night.
What lounges are available at EYW?
The Key West International Airport is very small; while there are restaurants and bars, there are no lounges.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to Key West International Airport?
Pets that are not service animals must be in a carrier at all times while in EYW unless using the designated pet relief area outside of arrivals/baggage claim. The airport recommends checking with your airline for additional restrictions. Visitors from outside of the US should check USDA regulations, which include specific vaccinations and obtaining a health certificate before departure.
How far is EYW from Key West?
The airport is about two miles from the Key West city center, only a seven-minute drive in light traffic.
What are the transportation options for getting from EYW to Key West?
The best way to get from the airport to your hotel is by rideshare or taxi. The drive from the airport to downtown is less than 10 minutes and will cost $10–$20 in a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Once you’re away from the airport, the city operates a free hop on, hop off bus service around major attractions.
How long is the flight to Key West?
The flight to Key West depends on where you’re flying from. The quickest trips are from elsewhere in Florida, where the flight will be about an hour. From Atlanta the flight is about 2 hours, and from Dallas it’s closer to 3. From New York and Chicago it’s about 3 hours and 15 minutes.
There are direct flights to Key West from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Newark, Boston, Charlotte, Asheville, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, New York, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. From elsewhere in the US you’ll have to make a connection. Flight times can range from 5–8 hours (flights from the West Coast are 7–8).
From the Caribbean you can usually get to Key West via Miami, with a flight time from 3–6 hours depending on your connection time. From Europe and elsewhere in the world you’ll likely stop in New York, Atlanta, or Miami, and your flight time could range from 10–18 hours.
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