Anna Maria Island Trolley

Anna Maria Island Trolley
Navigating Anna Maria Island with Ease: The Free Trolley Experience

Hop aboard the Anna Maria Island Free Trolley - and discover a sustainable, community-centric, environmentally conscious travel choice. Savor the gorgeous landscape while preserving the natural splendor of this paradise. It’s the most convenient way to explore island beaches, piers, restaurants and bars, historic attractions and shopping areas.

The Free Trolley operates like clockwork, running every 20 minutes. Arriving at the designated stops at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure is recommended to ensure a seamless journey. The Free Trolley runs north and south for the entire length of Anna Maria Island. There are 9 pick-up locations on Anna Maria Island. ​

By riding the free island air-conditioned trolley, you actively contribute to reducing traffic and congestion on Anna Maria Island. Opting for the trolley over individual car rides helps reduce carbon emissions, minimizing the ecological footprint of your journey.

Donation boxes on each trolley welcome your contributions, helping sustain this green transportation initiative.

Convenient Schedule and Accessibility:

  • Early Birds Welcome: The island trolley service kicks off at 6 am from both ends of the loop for those eager to start their day.

  • Frequent Intervals: Trolleys run at 20-minute intervals until 9 pm, switching to every 30 minutes until 10:30 pm (subject to variations due to unforeseen incidents, traffic conditions, or weather).

Ample Stops: With 35 northbound and 35 southbound trolley stops, you're never far from a convenient drop-off or pick-up point. Trolley stops are strategically placed every two to four blocks, ensuring easy access to all corners of the island.
Pick-Up Points:

  • A - Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach

  • B - Gulf Dr/Bridge St, in Bradenton Beach

  • C - Gulf Dr/27th St, in Bradenton Beach

  • D - Manatee County Beach in Holmes Beach

  • E - Gulf Dr/Wachovia in Holmes Beach - Northbound Only

  • F - Gulf Dr/Pine Avenue Anna Maria

  • G - Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria

  • H - Gulf Drive/78th St in Holmes Beach - Southbound Only

  • I - Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach - Southbound Only

Trolley Destinations:

  • Anna Maria City Pier - Anna Maria

  • Island Shopping Center - Holmes Beach

  • Manatee County Public Beach - Holmes Beach

  • Bridge Street - Bradenton Beach

  • Coquina Beach - Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach Northbound-Southbound Loop:

In the city of Holmes Beach, experience the unique Northbound-Southbound Loop. Ensure you are waiting at a stop on the correct street, depending on whether you are traveling north or south.

Getting Around and Exploring:

  • Bike-Friendly: The front of each trolley has space for two single-seat, two-wheeled bikes, making it convenient for cyclists to explore the island. Load and unload your bikes at any trolley stop and embark on your personalized island adventure.

  • Interactive Map: For detailed information on trolley stops, routes, and timetables, refer to the AMI Chamber of Commerce island map, available at the Chamber office, the visitor kiosk at Manatee Beach, or various businesses around the island. You can also find schedules on the MCAT site.

SCAT Partnership: The AMI Trolley also partners with Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT), and for just $.75, riders can catch the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach to downtown Sarasota. Daily service runs between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. every 30 minutes.
Stay Connected with Real-Time Information:

  • myStop App: Embrace technology and download the myStop app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Select Manatee County as the transit authority, choose your trolley/bus route and stop, and access real-time information, including optional notifications for trolley arrivals.

  • QR Code Tracking: If you prefer a non-digital approach, use your QR code reader to scan codes at trolley stops, providing instant arrival times for each trolley servicing that specific location.

  • Phone Assistance: Not tech-savvy? No worries. Call MCAT at 941-749-7116 during regular business hours (7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday) for real-time trolley information. Should you leave something on the trolley, please contact MCAT lost and found at 941-747-8621.

  • Please be aware that the fixed route services are unavailable on holidays like New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

AMI Free Trolley Rules and Requirements:

  • Shirts and shoes are required

  • No open food or drink containers

  • No weapons

  • No profanity or loud talking

  • No flammable or explosive material

  • No playing personal electronics without personal headphones

  • No alcoholic beverages

  • No electronic bikes or scooters

  • Do not block the aisles with personal items

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