Getting Around Navigation
While enjoying your stay in Ocean City, Maryland it is crucial that you take advantage of all forms of transportation the town has to offer. Whether you don’t feel like fighting for a parking spot at the beach, are tired of walking the boardwalk, or you need a ride home from a night out, Ocean City has fantastic transportation to safely and conveniently get you to your destination.
OCEAN CITY BEACH BUS
“Avoid the fuss, and take the bus” is an old adage in Ocean City, and still some of the best advice you can adhere to on vacation. The Ocean City Beach Bus, which runs routinely from the Inlet to the Delaware state line only, costs $3 for an all day, unlimited pass (exact change required). The full bus schedule is below, but in season the Ocean City Beach Bus runs 24/7 with stops located just about every other block. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and anyone ADA eligible may call Transportation for at home pick-ups. If you have any questions regarding the Ocean City Beach Bus, please call the Transportation Department at 410-723-1606.
Spring: Every 15 min. 6 :00 a.m. – 10 p.m., and every 30 min. 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m
Summer: Every 10 min. 6 : 00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m, and every 20 min. 3 :00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m
THE BOARDWALK TRAM
After a long day of strolling or shopping along the boards you may be tired of using your feet, luckily the Ocean City Boardwalk Tram is waiting at your convenience. One of the best ways to experience the Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Tram runs from the Inlet to 27th St., making routines stops to load and unload passengers, so you can get on or off anytime you would want. The Boardwalk Tram costs $3.00 per person, per boarding, per one way ride, but discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides (inquire at either the north or south Tram Station or with a Tram Conductor). Although the tram runs every day throughout the summer, it may not maintain its normal schedule during during inclement weather due to safety precautions. For further questions please contact Transportation at 410-723-1606.
Boardwalk Tram Hours:
Springfest- May 7-10, 2015: 10am-Midnight Thursday-Saturday; 10am-6pm Sunday
Summer- May 22- September 7, 2015: 11am-Midnight Daily; 10am-Midnight on weekends, holidays, special events
Sunfest- September 24-27, 2015: TBA
WEST OCEAN CITY PARK AND RIDE/SHUTTLE
If you’re staying outside of Ocean City, or just coming for the day, and don’t feel like bothering with traffic, take advantage of the West Ocean City Park n Ride. Located just west of the Rt. 50 drawbridge, the Park n Ride provides visitors with over 700 free parking spaces and a routine shuttle bus that transports passengers to either the South Division Street Transit Center in town, or to the Ocean City Factory Outlets in West Ocean City for just $3 per person.
When the Park n Ride Beach Bus is not in operation in the off-season, transportation to/from South Division Street Station to Park n Ride off Rt. 50 is provided by Shore Transit.
Please refer to Shore Transit public schedule for additional transportation options.
OCEAN CITY AREA AIRPORTS
The Ocean City Airport is just 3 miles away in West Ocean City, off of Rt. 611 on Airport Road, and has private planes arriving and departing daily, as well as a number of other options, including car rentals, plane rides, skydiving instructions, and taxi services. The Ocean City Airport runs 7 days a week, year round.
There is also the Salisbury/Ocean City/Regional Airport, which is located about 30 minutes from town just east of Salisbury off of Rt. 50 and offers US Airways flights to Philadelphia and Charlotte regularly. To make reservations for a flight please call 410-548-4827.