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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Dry Tortugas by plane, ferry, bus, train, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly New York JFK to Key West, ferry  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Key West (EYW) JFK - EYW
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

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Fly Newark to Key West, ferry  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Key West (EYW) EWR - EYW
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

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Fly New York La Guardia to Key West, ferry  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Key West (EYW) LGA - EYW
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

Fly Newark to Miami, bus, ferry  •  12h 13m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Miami (MIA) EWR - MIA
  2. Take the bus from Miami International Airport to Key West
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

Bus, ferry via Orlando  •  32h 16m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando International Drive to Key West
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

Train, bus, ferry  •  36h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Delray Beach Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Delray Beach Station to Miami Airport Station
  3. Take the bus from Miami International Airport to Key West
  4. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

Bus, ferry  •  42h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Miami
  2. Take the bus from Miami International Airport to Key West
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  37h 39m

  1. Drive from New York to Scotland Wharf
  2. Take the car ferry from Scotland Wharf to Jamestown
  3. Travel from Jamestown to Dry Tortugas
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dry Tortugas is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dry Tortugas is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Dry Tortugas is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from New York to Dry Tortugas is to fly and ferry, which costs $270 - $410 and takes 8h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Dry Tortugas is to fly and ferry which costs $300 - $480 and takes 8h 12m.

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The distance between New York and Dry Tortugas is 1229 miles.

The best way to get from New York to Dry Tortugas without a car is to bus and ferry via Orlando which takes 32h 16m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 12m to get from New York to Dry Tortugas, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Key West Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 13m.

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Silver Airways, JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Key West Airport.

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Map of how to get from New York to Dry Tortugas.
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  • Distance: 1229.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 12m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Dry Tortugas, FL, USA?

There is no direct connection from New York to Dry Tortugas. However, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica Station-Station D, take the tram to Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Key West, take the drive to Bight Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Fort Jefferson, then take the travel to Dry Tortugas. Alternatively, you can take the train to Newark Airport Railroad Station, take the walk to Newark Liberty Airport Station, take the AirTrain to Terminal B, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Key West, take the drive to Bight Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Fort Jefferson, then take the travel to Dry Tortugas.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Newark to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Newark to Key West via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Newark to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Newark to Key West via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Newark to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Key West
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Key West via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Newark to Key West via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Newark to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Key West
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Newark to Key West via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from New York La Guardia to Key West via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Newark to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Newark to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Delray Beach Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Business Seat
$280 - $400
Tri Rail
Phone
954-783-6030
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from Delray Beach Station to Miami Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tri-rail.com
Weekend | Holiday
$5
Weekday
$6 - $8
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Miami International Airport to Key West
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Orlando International Drive to Key West
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Starline Express
Phone
917-656-4221
Email
nycstarline@gmail.com
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Orlando
Ave. Duration
19h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Miami
Ave. Duration
34h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
Ferry operators
Dry Tortugas NP Ferry
Website
drytortugas.com
Ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$175
Schedules at
drytortugas.com
VDOT
Car ferry from Scotland Wharf to Jamestown
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
virginiadot.org

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