Getting Around

You won’t need a car in Clearwater; most everything is within easy walking distance on the beach or in downtown and there are plenty of transportation options to help you reach all the key attractions with ease and convenience. Of course, if it’s a drive you want, the easily navigable streets will make getting around a breeze.


The, a San Francisco-style trolley car, travels throughout Clearwater Beach and into downtown. The Jolley Trolley route has been extended to include Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin on weekends.

Catch the Suncoast Beach Trolley to explore the many unique beach communities stretching from Clearwater’s Sand Key south to Pass-A-Grille. Connecting trolleys and buses travel inland to various shopping venues and to St. Petersburg’s downtown museums.


Bus transportation is available throughout Pinellas County via Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA).


Taxi cabs cannot be hailed from the street as in other communities; either call a cab company or ask a local business to call for you.

Clearwater Ferry

Enjoy free parking in downtown Clearwater then hop on one of our leisure boat rides to beautiful Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Ferry offers stops on North Beach, Island Estates/Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Clearwater Marina.

Clearwater Ferry Services provides a safe waterborne transportation experience in a fun, fast and reliable method to the best destinations in Pinellas County. Visitors will enjoy frequent departures at all stops and a well-trained crew who will be happy to recommend places to eat and play!

Florida Free Rides

A new environmentally friendly transportation service that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., 7 days a week! Just call 727-424-5458 or visit for a free ride – the drivers work only for tips!


The Clearwater area can easily be explored on foot. Several companies offer tours, including transportation, to Tampa and Orlando attractions.