Traffic & Travel Tips

Elliott Key tern jam
Some places have traffic jams. Biscayne has tern jams!

Elliott Key image by Marilyn Schroder

Directions to the park. Heavy South Florida vehicle traffic can cause delays. Please allow plenty of time for driving to and from the park, especially on weekends, holidays and rush hours. The Florida Turnpike is the best route to avoid delays (U.S. Highway 1 is usually a slow and arduous journey). Approximate travel times to the park from various locations:

  • Downtown Miami (1 - 1.5 hours)
  • Fort Lauderdale (1.5 - 2 hours)
  • Homestead (20 minutes)
  • Key Largo (40 minutes)
Biscayne National Park highway

NPS image by Matt Johnson

This is one of the park highways. There are many more boats in the park than vehicles, and only one mile of roadway in the park.

Last updated: September 1, 2017

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