Transportation on Anna Maria Island


Your family have come to Anna Maria Island for a relaxing vacation.
AMI has gone out of its way to help you with transportation and enjoy a relaxing vacation and stay while on the island.

AMI has only a two-lane road on the island, and the main road (State Hwy 64) unto the island is also a two-lane highway. AMI is well known for its traffic backups and congestion, especially during the spring break season. Even in the off season, automobile congestion can still be a problem.

What is the best way to navigate and see the Island? Believe it or not, a BICYCLE is the best transportation. Using a bike, you will avoid traffic jams and congestion caused by automobiles and golf carts. You will not have a problem finding a parking space. Many of the vacation rental will provide a bicycle. If the rental does not provide a bicycle; you can easily find a rental bicycle online. Try searching the internet for – bicycle rental anna maria island.

Another easy and cost-effective way to navigate on Anna Maria is using a GOLF CART SHUTTLE SERVICE. Island Rider AMI | Anna Maria Island Cart Shuttle can provide a golf cart taxi services for perhaps a special night out dining.

Golf cart rentals are a major business on the island; 4, 6 and 8 seat golf carts are available on Anna Maria Island. Many vacationers choose this mode of transportation before they arrive on AMI. The golf cart is normally delivered to their vacation rental before they arrive here, and picked up by the rental company when your vacation ends. Please be aware that golf carts cannot be taken off the island as their maximum speed is 20 MPH. If you have a child that is 5 years old or less you will also need to rent a child seat on the Island. Golf carts may be driven as far north as Anna Maria City and as far south to Coquina Beach on the island, but not onto the highway leading to Longboat key.

Anna Maria Island is also well known for the FREE TROLLEY. There is no cost to ride the trolley. The trolley provides transportation from Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City to Coquina beach. You will see frequent trolley stops along Gulf drive. The trolley runs about every 20 minutes and additional information on schedules can be found on Anna Maria Free trolley. If by chance you are using a bicycle, the FREE TROLLEY can mount your bicycle on the front when needed.

The MONKEY BUS is another means of transportation on Anna Maria. They can be contacted through their Monkey Bus website. They provide a door-to-door transportation service, while they do not have stated transportation fees; it typical to pay for their services by tipping the driver. They will take you to a destination on the island and also off the island. Please be aware you may be sharing the bus ride with other visitors to AMI.

Rental cars: there are no rental car services on the island. Many people I have spoken with stated they rented a car, but the car sat at their rental location the whole week and was never used.