Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel ~ The AMI Trolley & It’s Free!!!

Anna Maria Island Trolley is a great way to get to your favorite places on Anna Maria Island and the best part is that it’s FREE!!!  The Trolleys is air conditioned and service runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. about every 20 minutes from the north end of Anna Maria Island at Anna Maria City Pier south to Coquina Beach, in Bradenton Beach.

Trolley Stops are two to four blocks apart along the route and there are three main stops: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach where the trolley will wait approximately three minutes before continuing the route.  All Anna Maria Island Trolley stops have a green sign with a trolley on it and most of them have a covered seating area while you wait.

In Holmes Beach the Trolley runs north on Marina Drive and South on Gulf Drive. So depending on where you are in Holmes Beach, you may have to walk a block or two. The Anna Maria Island Trolley is run by MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) who partners with SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit). So this is great for all of us because for just $.75 you can catch the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota, with stops on Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes.

It doesn’t matter if you live here or are here enjoying your Anna Maria Island Vacation; remember the Trolley runs on “Island Time” so no need to be in a hurry. Enjoy the exquisite weather and beautiful views on your free Anna Maria Island Trolley adventure. I know I do!

View the: map and schedule for the Anna Maria Island Trolley.

View the: map and schedule for the LongBoat Key Trolley.

6 thoughts on “Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel ~ The AMI Trolley & It’s Free!!!”

    1. Hey Jeff,
      One of the few downsides of the wonderful trolley being free is that it just doesn’t make sense to run it at night time, even on the weekends. This is due to the fact that most businesses close at 9:00 or 10:00 PM.

      Thank you for your comment, and I’d just like to say I’m on your side; if I had it my way, the trolley would run 24/7!

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