Put-in-Bay Transportation – What You Need To Know About Getting Here!

The Jet Express Ferry ride to Put-in-Bay.

The first part of your Put-in-Bay getaway is transportation there! Most people take the high-speed passenger ferry from the mainland over to our island. The Jet Express Ferry Service began in 1989 from Port Clinton, Ohio traveling to Downtown Put-in-Bay. It became known for it’s reliable, high-speed, and late night service to this lively island. Today, the Jet Express Ferry Service has grown to 4 Jet Express Ferries from the Ports of Port Clinton, Sandusky, and Lorain, servicing the Islands of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Kelleys Island off the north shore of Ohio in Lake Erie. The Jet Express is the only Put-in-Bay Ferry that arrives downtown and offers Late Night Service.

The Miller Ferry Ride To Put-in-Bay.

The Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay is the primary method of transporting freight to and from the island and the only way to bring a car to Put-in-Bay. Bringing a car is NOT RECOMMENDED as parking is extremely limited or non-existent in town and you would end up just taking your car to the ferry parking lot at Put-in-Bay. The Miller Ferry arrives on the other side of the island and there are buses or Put-in-Bay Taxi’s to bring you into town.




The Golf Carts On Put-in-Bay.

Once here, enjoy touring the beautiful island of Put in Bay on a comfortable and dependable golf cart from Delaware Cart Rentals. Golf carts are Put in Bay’s most popular mode of transportation. The main rental location, Delaware Carts, is conveniently located on Delaware Avenue, close to the Jet Express ferry. They offer hourly, daily, and overnight rentals at competitive prices. You can choose to call and reserve a cart for the time you are here or wait until you arrive to check availability. We recommend reserving online using your credit card to GUARANTEE a reservation on busy days, as they always sell out by the early afternoon. We have even included a printable Put-in-Bay Golf Car Coupon you can print here:

Mopeds roar through Put-in-Bay.

At Island Moped Rentals, right next to Delaware Carts, mopeds are a fun and exciting way to see Put-in-Bay island at your own pace. With a top speed of approximately 25 mph, mopeds are a great way to slow down and really appreciate the sights our Lake Erie Island has to offer. Explore Put-in-Bay to your heart’s content and view our spectacular scenery. Take a full island tour, approximately 4 miles in length, or just head off for a specific Put in Bay location, like Perry’s Monument. All island mopeds feature headlights, turn signals, front and rear brakes. Their friendly staff will show you the proper way to start and ride your Put-in-Bay moped if this is your first time. Take your time, have fun, and see it all!

Scenic Bike rides on Put-in-Bay.

For a more leisurely experience, enjoy beautiful historic South Bass Island on high-quality Atlas bicycles. The well-maintained fleet at Delaware Bikes consists of 1-speed beach cruisers, perfect for touring the island’s 8-mile loop. Cruise the hilly interior and explore the nooks and crannies. Maneuver miles of scenic country roads on your bike, or take a romantic ride back in time and cruise the downtown parks and museums. Kids love the great selection of cool new beach cruiser bikes. The competitive rates cover hourly, daily, overnight, weekly, and group rentals. Located on Delaware Avenue next to Mr. Ed’s within two blocks of the Jet Express boat line.

Pamper yourself with Put-in-Bay Taxis.

Some guests prefer to have someone else do the driving. Whether this is your first visit to Put in Bay, or you have been here many times, Coops Taxi is available to answer all your questions and provide your chauffeured transportation. They want your visit to be a pleasurable experience and to avoid any potential DUIs. Please feel free to contact them via e-mail or PHONE at 419-285-2667 with any questions you may have about their taxi service and the island. Taxi service is available seven days a week, year-round, to assist you with all your transportation needs while visiting Put-in-Bay.

Fly yourself into Put-in-Bay.

For those who like to fly, Put-in-Bay Airport (FAA LID: 3W2) is a public airport located in Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island and another Photo of Put-in-Bay Transportation to the airportpopular method of transportation. The approach to Runway 21 is complicated by Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial which is almost exactly in line with the runway so please be advised. The airport is located in the center of the southern half of the island and offers 2 runways. Taxi service is available. Put-in-Bay’s airport is open year round for arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk. Runways at the Put-in-Bay airport are modern and paved but not lighted so there are no departures after dusk.