Daily Beach Bus service operates from May 21 to September 9, 2018
Beach Bus route schedule
Park & Ride Free
If you'd like to avoid the traffic hassles and parking headaches in Delaware's resort 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.
Park at the Rehoboth Park & Ride lot for $10.00 and you'll receive up to four (4) free unlimited ride daily bus passes.
The Lewes Park & Ride lot is located at 17616 Coastal Highway, just south of Five Points. Parking is free; the cost to ride the bus is a $2 per trip, $4.20 for a Daily pass, $18 for a 7-Day pass or $65 for a 30-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 resort area, you won't need to worry about where to park or how to get from one place to another.
Download the DelDOT Mobile App for DART's Real-Time bus information. Select any bus stop, receive bus arrival times and live updates, so you can plan your DART trip right down to the minute.
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 $ 25.20 with an Anywhere Daily pass!
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 7:25 AM to 11 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.
The one-way cash fare is $2.00, ride all day with a Daily Pass for $4.20 or longer with a 7-day Pass for $18 or 30-day Pass for $65. Reduced fare for Seniors (65 and older) and Disabled is $.80 and the blind (with DVI photo ID) ride free.
Daily Pass and the DARTCard
As always, the best value for riding the bus is to purchase a pass. The cost of the Daily Pass is $4.20. For even greater savings, the 7-day Pass is only $18 or a 30-day Pass for $65. The Daily, 7-Day and 30-Day Passes allow customers to ride any bus route in Sussex County all day long.
The DARTCard is a discounted stored value card (used just like cash) that is available in seven different denominations. For an even greater discount, the DARTCard can be used to purchase a Daily Pass on the bus! DARTCards cannot be re-charged, therefore, when the value runs out, a new card has to be purchased.
305 Beach Connection (Magenta Line)
Service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until September 3, 2018.
The 305 Beach Connection (Magenta Line) stops at the Wilmington Train Station, Christiana Mall, Odessa Park & Ride in Middletown, Scarborough Road Park & Ride lot in Dover, and the Lewes Park & ride lot, just south of the Five Points and the Rehoboth Park & Ride lot on Shuttle Road.
The one-way cash fares are $10.00 from Wilmington and $6.00 from Dover. Riders are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Anywhere Daily Pass for $12.60, which can also be used on all Beach Bus Services. The DARTCard can be used to purchase a 3-Zone Daily Pass on the bus.
While at the beach, you may purchase Passes and DARTCards from the following locations:
- DART First State Rehoboth Park & Ride (Seasonal)
All DARTCards, SCAT & Paratransit strip tickets, Daily, 7-Day & 30-Day Passes
18578 Coastal Highway, #13
All DARTCards, Daily & 7-Day Passes & Paratransit strip tickets
- Grubb Grocery
305 Rehoboth Ave
Daily & 7-Day Passes
- Big Oaks Campground (Seasonal)
35567 Big Oaks Lane
Daily & 7-Day Passes
- Cape Henlopen Senior Center
11 Christian Street
All DARTCards, SCAT & PST
- The Cultured Pearl Liquor Co.
301 Rehoboth Ave.
Daily & 7-Day Passes