Ground Transportation and Shuttles
What type of ground transportation options are available for foot passengers?
There are multiple options for ground transportation as a walk-on passenger, depending on the time of year!
In Cape May, shuttle service is available during the summer season and into the early fall. For 2022, the schedule is as follows:
Weekend Service (Sat - Sun): 5/28 - 6/12/22
Daily Service: 6/18 - Labor Day
Cost: $6 per passenger
After Labor Day, weekend service typically remains available through early-mid October. When in service, the Cape May shuttle meets passengers in front of the Cape May terminal, and travels a single route to the Cape May Welcome Center, located at 609 Lafayette Street in Cape May.
Reservations are strongly suggested as shuttle seating is limited and there is no other method of public transportation from the terminal into Cape May. To reserve, please call Customer Service at 800.643.3779 between 8am - 4pm.
In Lewes, the DART Route 204 bus picks up and drops off right in front of the Lewes terminal, and provides access to Lewes, the Outlets, and Rehoboth Beach (via connection).
NEW for 2022! The Lewes LineThe City of Lewes has announced a pilot seasonal transportation program for the summer of 2022 to get residents and visitors to designated key locations around the city, one of which is at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. A 14-passenger bus will operate from 9AM-9PM, 7 days a week from May 23rd through September 30. Passengers pay $1, or can purchase a 12-ride card for $10.
The bus will serve each pick-up/drop-off point every half hour during operating hours. Pick-up/Drop-off locations are as follows:
- Lewes Ferry Terminal
- Johnnie Walker Beach
- Savannah Beach
- Otis Smith Lot
- Market Street
- George H.P. Smith Park
- Margaret H. Rollins Community Center/Lewes Library/Trailhead
- Cape Henlopen High School (available weekends only in May & September; available 7 days a week in July and August)
If you are being picked up, both terminals provide free parking, and your party can easily meet you in the parking area or in front of the terminal. Also, taxis can be called for a pick up on both sides of the bay, and Uber and Lyft are both available; if you plan to utilize taxi or Uber/Lyft service, we do recommend arranging those services in advance, as they are not always readily available.
In both Cape May (seasonally) and Lewes (year-round), Avis/Budget Rental Cars are available. For availability, details, pricing, and additional information, please be sure to contact Avis/Budget directly.
Can you tell me more about the ferry shuttles?
Of course we can!
Ferry shuttles operate on seasonal schedules and provide service to and from the town of Cape May. In Lewes, the DART route 204 bus picks up and drops off at the Lewes terminal year-round. In Cape May, shuttles typically operate between late May and early October, and cost $5/person for anyone over 6 years of age. Due to limited seating, reservations are required, and you should book your shuttle before you board the ferry by speaking with a Customer Service representative. Occasionally there are some, limited off season shuttles particularly for specific event packages. For details on shuttle routes, please click here to learn more.