There is a new ferry service from Miami to Key West. which should take 3-3.5 hours to make the trip. This is faster than you can usually drive the distance, but slower than the plane trip if you only include the actual time from take-off to landing.
I have not used this ferry and the photo is of a marina in Miami, and not of the ferry terminal.
Thursday through Sunday Departures:
Downtown Miami---------7:30 a.m. (Sealine Marina)
Downtown Key West----------5:30 p.m. (The Bight)
VIP CLASS (21 AND OVER) (most expensive rates)
SAME DAY = $138 R/T
ONE WAY = $98
DIFFERENT DAY = $158 R/T
Children under 5 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Parking in Miami is provided by Paradise Parking Systems. Valet service is located at the lobby entrance of the Doubletree Grand Hotel located at 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami Fl. 33132. A Fast Cats patron will receive a $5.00 per day discounted rate. Gratuity not included.