Delaware Transit

New Sunday train service from Wilmington to Philadelphia starts Sunday March sixth just in time for the Philadelphia flower show. Septa already connects Wilmington and Newark to Philadelphia on a regular weekday and limited Saturday schedule. Adult round trips range from $9.50 on weekends to $12.25 on weekdays. DART, the Delaware Authority on Regional Transit operates the Septa train, DART bus and Paratransit service in the state of Delaware and has slowly been expanding Sunday bus and now train service in northern New Castle county .

The DART buses run on a regular schedule weekdays in New Castle county with limited to no service on weekends. One ride is $1.15 and a local day pass is $2.40. Take a tour of town on the Wilmington Trolley route #32 or visit many of the states museums and attractions such as the Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History and Winterthur Museum and Gardens off of bus route #10. The inter county bus routes will connect you to Dover and further down state during the week but not on weekends. Unless it happens to be between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the Beach Bus connects Wilmington to Rehoboth and other Delaware beaches on weekends and holidays. It is $7.50 one way with transfers available to Ocean City Maryland which has a great bus system that operates year round service. 

There is plenty of free parking available at the many park and ride locations in Delaware as well as bike lockers. You may chose to take your bike with you though as all DART buses are equipped with bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. They offer travel training sessions for groups or individuals and have local transit maps available to help you navigate.

Wilmington is also served by Greyhound/Trailways bus terminal and Amtrak train station located next to each other forming the Wilmington transit center for out of state travel. The Greater Wilmington Visitors Bureau is located at 100 West Tenth Street suite #100 and has maps and information for the public, a great resource for anyone moving to or visiting the area. Another increasingly popular and affordable transit company is what locals call the Chinese bus  the AA Bus is located just blocks from the Wilmington transit center, at Fourth and Market Streets. The Chinese bus runs regularly from Wilmington to New York for just twenty dollars one way and a round trip for thirty five dollars. The buses offer bathrooms and televisions to make your transfer free trip more comfortable.