Free trolley moves to daily service on Pensacola Beach Friday, May 26th

By Katie King

May 25, 2017 – Pensacola Beach, FL –The free trolley service on Pensacola Beach, provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, will kick into full swing on Friday, May 26, at 5 p.m. with the start of Memorial Day weekend.

There will be three free, open-air trolleys servicing the beach daily. While one trolley is running east, another will be running west. The third trolley will remain in the core area moving passengers around the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Casino Beach and Via De Luna as far as Avenida 10.

Be sure to identify which open-air trolley is going in your direction and help yourself to a free ride. Trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at designated trolley stops. Trolleys operate from 5 pm until last call at around midnight, seven days a week. This free service will continue till September 4.

So come to Pensacola Beach, park the car and get onboard a free open-air trolley. It’s not just a ride, it’s an experience. If you have the time, try all three of them, even if it’s only to watch the setting sun. #ridefreeridegreen

Santa Rosa Island Authority provides the trolleys and Escambia County Area Transit does the expert driving. More information can be found at

The 2017 trolley schedule is as follows:

  • March 3 – May 21: runs every FRI, SAT, SUN from 5 p.m. to midnight
  • May 26 – September 4: runs DAILY from 5 p.m. to midnight
  • September 8 – October 1: runs FRI, SAT, SUN from 5 p.m. to midnight

The trolleys help alleviate traffic congestion by allowing visitors to park anywhere and have a convenient way to tour the whole island.

The energy-efficient, open-air trolleys run on clean diesel fuel and are outfitted with a GPS device that electronically tracks its location, updating its position every 30 seconds.

Visitors can access the real-time trolley schedule four ways:

•    Visit the “Trolley Tracker” at
•    Call 850-602-9384 and enter the trolley stop number
•    Text SRIA (space) and the trolley stop number to 41411
•    Scan the QR code posted at each trolley stop with a smartphone

The trolley system, funded by the SRIA, is free to all riders. To see a map of all trolley stop locations, or for more information, go to


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