Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel The AMI Free Trolley

Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel The AMI Free Trolley

The Anna Maria Island Trolley is a great way to get to your favorite places on Anna Maria Island. The best part is that it’s FREE!!!  The Trolley is air conditioned and service runs from 6am to 10:30pm, with 20 minute intervals till 9pm, and then every 30 minutes till 10:30pm (this may vary depending on traffic, accidents, or weather). The trolley runs from the north end of the Island at Anna Maria City Pier south to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.

Free Trolley offers stops along the entire island

Typically, the trolley stops are 2 to 4 blocks apart along the route with the three main stops being the Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach. At these 3 stops, the trolley will wait just a few 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.

There are 35 southbound stops, and 35 northbound stops that cover the entire Island, making it a breeze to find a trolley stop close to wherever you are at.  The Anna Maria Island Trolley is run by MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit), and you can find the Trolley schedule on their website, or you can stop by our Marina Drive office and pick up a physical copy of the schedule form is. You can also download the myStop App to your smart phone which allows you to see where the trolley is in real timer.

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!

6 Replies to “Anna Maria Island’s Crown Jewel The AMI Free Trolley”

    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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