Duval Loop will suspend operations  as of  Tuesday March 17 due to COVID-19.

Duval Loop UPDATE: There is a new route Map at the bottom of this post. Due to the overwhelming success of the Duval Loop, the free bus route will continue to run seven days a week. When it was launched, it was expected to go back to weekends only after Easter. However, the Loop is popular all week long.

This free hop-on-hop-off bus service runs from the City’s Park and Ride on Grinnell Street, along Caroline Street, up the length of Whitehead, then returns down the length of Simonton to Fleming. Funded by last year’s one-dollar increase in parking meter rates, the Duval Loop provides free and easy access to restaurants, galleries, gift shops and theatres. Just park once and forget it.

The Duval Loop makes 16 stops along the way and runs every half hour in the mornings — from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. — and it runs every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. until midnight. For a detailed schedule or to track the Duval Loop bus in real time, go to www.kwtransit.com

Go green and ride the bus –The Free Duval Loop! Car Free Key West

Duval Loop Bus The 16-stop free bus designed to eliminate cars and ease congestion in the heart of Key West’s entertainment district has enough drivers and is solely waiting for promotional materials, according to Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins. New details about the service were unveiled at Thursday’s Key West Lodging Association Luncheon during a presentation by Higgins, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Chris Hamilton and Parking Director John Wilkins. The L-shaped route will mostly operate on Simonton and Whitehead streets from United to Caroline Street.

Duval Loop ScheduleThe loop also runs up Fleming and Caroline streets to allow for more parking options near stops. Although titled the Duval Loop, only two of the 16 stops will be located on Duval Street to ensure the 15-minute route can be timely and reliable for downtown workers using the service, according to Wilkins. “If we want that fast of service, we can’t go down Duval,” he said. The project is funded through last year’s $1 parking meter hike.

Duval Loop NEW

For more information go to Car-Free Key West


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  1. Jeannine Beehler says:

    I have a mobility disability and must use an electric wheelchair/scooter. May I bring it on the Duval Loop?

    1. The City of Key West mentions the Duval Loop and all of the City’s transit buses are handicap accessible. I don’t have any personal knowledge of what exactly this consists of. You should probably contact them directly to get more information. There are several links to their websites in the above article.

  2. Larry Warren says:

    I want to ask this question. I am coming to Key West and have discovered the Duval Loop bus Service. From what I have read, it seems to be a TOTALLY FREE bus service and to use it, all I have to do is to wait at one of its designated bus stops and get on the bus without having a ticket or paying any fees or fares. is this correct, or do I have to have my car parked in a city parking lot?

  3. Murlee Miller says:

    The more I think about my experience on 288 this afternoon the more it saddens me. He also told a family with a child wheel chair bond (not an option to remove her) the stroller could not be in the walk way. It did not block passage but he insisted they remove her? They existed the bus? It take a lot less engery to be nice than a ride and ugly person. Thank you for listening. I’m so sad and disappointed.

    1. Sometimes people have a bad day but you probably should speak to the agency that runs the bus anyway.

  4. Murlee Miller says:

    I hope you don’t get the male driver on 288. If you can’t reach the cord for a stopwhen it was announced he claims he is not a Volvo and needs more of a notice. I reached it when I could. I guess I wasn’t one of his regular riders who had no flack or given a hard time. I am not happy compared to the lady that picked up earlier. Who does he think he is? RUDE!!

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