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DART Beach Bus Service



Park & Ride Free

If you'd like to avoid the traffic hassles and parking headaches in Delaware's beach areas, DART First State offers two conveniently located Park & Ride Lots. The Rehoboth Park & Ride is on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue and the Lewes Park & Ride is located just south of Five Points on Delaware Route 1.

The Rehoboth Park & Ride is located at 20055 Shuttle Road and Lewes Park & Ride lot is located at 17616 Coastal. Parking is free at both Park & Ride lots, bus fare paid upon boarding; the cost to ride the bus is a $2 per trip, $4 for a Daily pass, $16 for a 7-Consecutive Day pass or $60 for a 30- Consecutive Day pass.

All buses are air conditioned and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Ride in comfort to the outlets, the boardwalk and beaches, even into Dewey Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Millsboro or Ocean City, MD on DART's Beach Bus services. With bus stops conveniently located throughout the beach area, you won't need to worry about where to park or how to get from one place to another.

With the free DART Transit app, riders can plan their trip, view bus stops, get real-time bus information, and see where the bus is along its route. And, for faster boarding and convenience, riders can pay their fare from their phone with DART Pass mobile payment.

Family Day at the Beach Bargain

Two Adults with two children (46 inches or less in height) ride round trip to the Beach on the 305 Beach Connection (Magenta Line) for only $20 with a 3-Zone Daily Pass!

Connections

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Connection to Cape May, NJ

DART's Beach Bus 204 Yellow Line will stop at the Ferry Terminal every 30 minutes from 6:33 AM to 8:54 PM.

The Ferry's bus will provide service to the Lewes Park & Ride, where passengers can connect with DART's Beach Bus for service to the Outlets, Rehoboth Boardwalk, Long Neck, Millsboro and south to Ocean City, MD for an additional charge.

Fares

With the free DART Transit app, riders can plan their trip, view bus stops, get real-time bus information, and see where the bus is along its route. And, for faster boarding and convenience, riders can pay their fare from their phone with DART Pass mobile payment.

The one-way cash fare is $2, ride all day with a Daily Pass for $4 or longer with a 7- Consecutive Day Pass for $16, 30- Consecutive Day Pass for $60. or 20-Ride ticket for $26 (DART Pass app only), Student fare $1, Reduced fare for Seniors (65 and older) and Disabled is $.80 and the blind (with DVI photo ID) ride free.

Daily Pass

As always, the best value for riding the bus is to purchase a pass. The cost of the Daily Pass is $4. For even greater savings, the 7- Consecutive Day Pass is only $16, or a 30- Consecutive Day Pass for $60.The Daily, 7- Consecutive Day and 30- Consecutive Day Passes allow customers to ride any bus route in Sussex County all day long.

305 Beach Connection (Magenta Line)

Bus Stops

The 305 Beach Connection (Magenta Line) stops at the Wilmington Transit Center, Christiana Mall, Odessa Park & Ride in Middletown, Scarborough Road Park & Ride lot in Dover, South Frederica Park & Ride in Frederica, the Lewes Park & ride lot, just south of the Five Points and the Rehoboth Park & Ride lot on Shuttle Road.

Fares

With the free DART Transit app, riders can plan their trip, view bus stops, get real-time bus information, and see where the bus is along its route. And, for faster boarding and convenience, riders can pay their fare from their phone with DART Pass mobile payment.

The one-way cash fares are $ 6. from the Wilmington Transit Center, Christiana Mall and Odessa Park & Ride (Middletown), and $4 from Dover and South Frederica. Riders traveling from New Castle County are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Daily Pass for $10 and from Kent County a 2-Zone Daily Pass for $8, which can also be used on all Beach Bus Services.

DART Passes

The Passes can be purchased at DART First State Transportation stores, sales outlets, or online.

While at the beach, you may purchase Passes from the following locations:

  • ACME
    18578 Coastal Highway, #13
    Rehoboth Beach
    7-Day Passes & Paratransit strip tickets

  • Big Oaks Campground (Seasonal)
    35567 Big Oaks Lane
    Rehoboth Beach
    7-Day Passes

  • Cape Henlopen Senior Center
    11 Christian Street
    Rehoboth Beach
    Paratransit Strip Tickets

  • DART First State – Lewes Transit Center
    17616 Coastal Highway
    Lewes
    Daily, 7-Day & 30-Day Passes

  • DART First State Rehoboth Park & Ride (seasonal)
    20055 Shuttle Road
    Rehoboth Beach
    Daily, 7-Day & 30-Day Passes

  • Lewes Senior Center
    32083 Janice Rd.
    Lewes
    SCAT

  • United Check Cashing
    662 N. DuPont Blvd.
    Milford
    all Passes