Everything You Need to Know About the (Free) Anna Maria Island Trolley

Anna Maria Island is a great family vacation destination, offering everything you want from a Florida getaway without the crazy tourist crowds. You can live like a local at any of the nearby restaurants or coffee shops on the island, stroll down the shoreline with your sweetheart to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico or embark on an eco-tour to experience some of the most breathtaking nature of the Sunshine State.

No matter which of the Anna Maria Island activities you’re looking to discover, you can get to many of them thanks to the free Anna Maria Island trolley! This convenient service eliminates the need for a car while you’re on the island, so you can quickly and easily get to any attraction you desire. You can even hop on just down the road from any of our Anna Maria vacation rentals!

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About the Trolley

Anna Maria Island offers a free trolley that can take you to any destination on the seven-mile stretch of land. There are various stops throughout the island at all of the major tourist attractions, starting with the Anna Maria City Pier. The trolley continues its journey through the island while stopping every two to four blocks, at stops including Pine Avenue, the Plaza, and Manatee Public Beach. The last stop takes you to Coquina Beach on the south side of the island.

If you take the trolley to the end of the line at Coquina Beach, you’ll then have the option to hop on the Longboat Key trolley for just $0.75. This will then take you into downtown Sarasota, providing an affordable and convenient way to get you onto the mainland.

General Information

The trolley is always free to ride and operates every day of the week. It begins service at 6 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. There are 14 stops along the trolley route, and the trolley visits each stop about every 20 minutes. Every trolley is air-conditioned and is wheelchair accessible. You will also find bike racks on the front if you need to stow your bike. If you have a dog, you can bring them on the trolley if they’re in a carrier.The Anna Maria Island trolley is one of the best features of the area, and it’s the easiest and most affordable way to reach any of the various things to do on Anna Maria Island. There’s likely to even be a trolley stop near your AMI vacation rental! For more information on the trolley, the island, and all of our rental properties, contact us today.


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