Homestead Trolley to the National Parks

National Parks TrolleyThe Homestead National Parks Trolley Special Holiday service returns everyday from December 26 - 31, 2023. In addition to the holiday trolley service, the regular season trolley will run from January 6 - March 31, 2024 and will continue to offer a free guided trolley tour from Downtown Homestead to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks with an additional stop at Homestead Bayfront Park.

The City of Homestead, designated as the “Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks," created this pioneer program to offer free public transportation to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks by expanding its already successful local trolley service. In addition, both Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park have partnered to offer free Park admission to those on the National Parks Trolley. This ground-breaking project  the first of its kind nationally to offer public transportation to two National Parks. 

Catch the National Parks Trolley, every Saturday and Sunday, at Homestead Station in Downtown Homestead, 4 South Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030.  Hotel guests can also catch the Trolley at the Courtyard by Marriott on Campbell Drive at 2905 NE 9th Street, Homestead, FL 33033.

Reserve Your Spot Today! 

Capacity on the Trolley is limited and a reservation for your trip is highly recommended. 

Click here to make your reservation for the Trolley to Everglades National Park.

Click here to make your reservation for the Trolley to Biscayne National Park & Homestead Bayfront Park.

Guided Tours

Learn about the unique ecosystems and rich history of Homestead and the National Parks on guided tours provided on the trolley by National Park Rangers and Volunteers.

Plan Your Trip

Start and end your experience in Historic Downtown Homestead.  Eat at great local restaurants!  Tour Homestead's FREE Old Town Hall Museum, visit the newly expanded Losner Park or catch a show at the Seminole Theatre. Enjoy a walk through a town full of history, distinct architecture, and new opportunities. We encourage you to make a weekend of it! Stay at local hotels and take the whole family to one Park on Saturday and the other Park on Sunday.

Public Transportation

If want to get to the Homestead National Parks Trolley stop by using Miami-Dade County Public Transportation use the Miami-Dade Transit Trip Planner at for a step-by-step guide on catching bus 38 to the Trolley stop at Homestead Station, located at 4 S. Krome Avenue.
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Trip Routes 

Downtown Homestead to Everglades National Park
9:00am | 11:04am | 2:08pm | 4:12pm

Marriott Hotel to Everglades National Park via Downtown Homestead 
 (Transfer Required)
10:17am | 11:53am | 1:39pm 
Anhinga Trail to Downtown Homestead*
10:09am | 12:13pm |  3:17pm |  5:01pm

*Includes 20 minute stop at Robert is Here Fruit Stand
Anhinga Trail to Marriott Hotel via Downtown Homestead*
(Transfer Required)
10:09am | 12:13pm |  3:17pm

*Includes 20 minute stop at Robert is Here Fruit Stand

Downtown Homestead to Biscayne National Park & Homestead Bayfront Park
9:00am | 10:36am | 12:12pm | 2:58pm | 4:34pm 
Marriott Hotel to Biscayne National Park & Homestead Bayfront Park
9:19am | 10:55am | 12:31pm | 3:17pm  
Biscayne National Park to Downtown Homestead
9:38am | 11:14am | 12:50pm | 3:36pm | 5:10 pm 
Homestead Bayfront Park to Downtown Homestead
9:50am | 11:26am | 1:12pm | 3:48pm | 5:00pm
Biscayne National Park to Marriott Hotel
9:38am | 11:14am | 12:50pm | 3:36pm 
Homestead Bayfront Park to Marriott Hotel
9:50am | 11:26am | 1:12pm | 3:48pm 
Marriott Hotel to Downtown Homestead
10:17am | 11:53am | 1:39pm | 4:15pm

Downtown Homestead to Marriott Hotel
9:00am | 10:36am | 12:12pm | 2:58pm 

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne NP
Explore the park by land or sea!  Stroll the waterfront, bring a picnic, paddle the mangrove shoreline, or look for wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and turtles.  Join one of the new, guided island boat tours and learn about the fascinating history and ecology of the park.

Island Boat Tour

 Take the Trolley from Downtown Homestead to Biscayne National Park for the Island Boat Tour.  Explore the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay and the iconic Boca Chita Key.  Tours depart from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm on select dates Thursday through Sunday.  Cost: $39 plus tax for adults, $29 plus tax for kids ages 5-12.  Departures and prices are subject to change.  Reservations Required: (786) 335-3644.
Biscayne National Park

Everglades National Park

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Just minutes away, lies a globally renowned treasure called Everglades National Park! The unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals makes the Everglades a truly exceptional place to visit. Stroll along the Anhinga Trail and observe alligators, turtles, butterflies and dozens of beautiful birds! Stop by the visitor center and enjoy the Park’s interactive exhibits and videos, or chat with a Ranger to learn about the only Everglades in the world.

Glades Glimpse

The Everglades is a place like no other! Sit in the shade as a ranger reveals the amazing wonders of the Everglades. Topics vary daily. Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible. 20 minutes. Daily at 1:30 pm

  Everglades National Park
Homestead Bayfront Park

Homestead Bayfront Park

Come swim at this popular County Park, next to Biscayne National Park,
and enjoy its tropical atoll pool and beach. The Park offers a beach-side restaurant,
picnic pavilions, grills, a fishing area, and a large playground. The park also
conveniently provides outdoor showers and restrooms.

Bayfront Park

The National Parks Trolley program was created in partnership with NPCA and sponsored by the Everglades Foundation. 

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