DART has started the summer schedule for the Beach Connection. With round trips between Wilmington and the beaches, with stops in between, plus daily Seasonal Beach Bus Service from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. through September 8, it’s easy to get to and get around Delaware beaches!
DART to the Beaches
On the east coast, summer means Beach Time, and here in Delaware, getting to the beach has never been easier – or more affordable. If hitting the beach is at the top of your summer to-do list, look no further than DART to get you there quickly, conveniently and affordably.
Sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. DART’s 305 Beach Connection coach offers 3 round trips between Wilmington and Rehoboth on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, through Labor Day. With stops at the Wilmington Train Station, Christiana Mall, Odessa Park & Ride in Middletown, Scarborough Road Park & Ride in Dover, the Lewes Park & Ride and Rehoboth Park & Ride, you can save yourself from the hassles of traffic congestion and the stress of finding a parking spot and keeping that meter filled – plus you can save money!
DART offers an “Anywhere Pass” for just $12.60, which is good for your entire day of travel. And if you’re already at the beach, DART’s Seasonal Beach Bus Services run daily from approximately 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., through September 8th and provide connections to Lewes, Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk, Dewey Beach, Indian River Campground, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Long Neck, Pot-Nets, Millsboro and Georgetown.
When summer ends, DART’s year-round bus service in Sussex County is available Monday through Saturday. The cash fare is just $2.00 for a one-way trip, $4.20 for a daily pass, and if you’re 65 years of age or older, DART offers a discounted cash fare of $.80 per one-zone trip.
Don’t like to carry a lot of change? No problem! Instead of paying your fare on the bus, you can choose to purchase and pay for your fare using your mobile phone and the DART Transit app.
Summer’s too short to let traffic and the pain of parking ruin your adventure. Let someone else do the driving while you close your eyes and think about how you’re going to spend all that gas, toll and parking money you didn’t just spend!
All DART buses are ADA accessible, accommodate wheelchairs and are air conditioned for your comfort. The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-time bus information and DART Pass, our mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).