Getting Around Tallahassee
The best way to get around Tallahassee is by car. While the StarMetro bus system runs weekday and weekend routes to most downtown locations, many of the area's top attractions, as well as the surrounding cities, are only accessible via car. Even the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH), which is located about 7 miles southwest of downtown, can only be easily reached via car.
Many of Tallahassee's top attractions are located outside the city, so cars are the best choice for those hoping to make the most of their trip. Both AVIS and Enterprise Rent-A-Car offer locations in the Tallahassee International Airport and downtown Tallahassee.
The city's bus system, which is called StarMetro, provides an affordable option for getting to and from locations in the downtown area, as well as select destination on the city's outskirts. Passes range from $1.25 for a single trip to $10 for an unlimited seven-day pass.
StarMetro also operates a free trolley that whisks residents and visitors alike to the Tallahassee's various culinary offerings. The trolley runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. These two windows make it a great option for travelers hoping to grab a bite.
Cabs provide an alternative to a rental cars or a busses, but their price and scarcity makes them a relatively difficult option to utilize. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft also operate in the Tallahassee area and are useful for travelers who don't mind the cost.
As a college town, many areas in downtown Tallahassee are easily accessible on foot. If you opt to stay in a hotel downtown, consider walking to your destination and enjoying the Florida sun.
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