amtrak and septa are the two trains that run into wilmington. Both stop at the same station on MLK blvd. and Front Street.
Septa makes another stop in Claymont Delaware which is North Wilmington.
They are across the street from the bus station where you can get the Greyhound or Peter Pan to go to other parts of Delaware or the country.
Inside of the train station are all of the rent a car companies.
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Renting a Car
This is the most convenient way of getting around town. It is faster than taking the bus. Most times it is more economical than taking a taxi.
Note: All rent a car places close at 1pm on Saturdays, are not open on Sunday nor Holidays.
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You can get around most of the city and surrounding suburbs through the local buses. They will even take you to Delaware City.
Its a great way to get to see the many neighborhoods around.
Buses run hourly on Sundays and stop running at 5pm
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Delaware Memorial Bridge
When Delaware died they built this bridge in her memory...
Oh wait, wrong bridge...
The Delaware Memorial Bridge was actually built by Delaware in memory of those Americans who gave their lives in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. The world's longest twin suspension bridge, the Delaware Memorial connects New Jersey and Delaware on I-295 and is maintained by the $3 toll drivers pay when traveling east to west.
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Interstates 95, 495, and 295 around Wilmington
Interstate 95 runs near the north side of Wilmington and Interstate 495 passes a few miles south of the city, both in a generally east-west direction. I-295 branches off of western I-95 and 495 interchange then passes over the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey. The 23 miles of I-95, 11 miles of I-495, and 6 miles of I-295 are the only interstate routes in the entire state of Delaware.
I-95 runs from the Maryland-Delaware state line to the Pennsylvania state line. Where it enters the state from Maryland there is a $4 toll plaza blocking the highway. In some parts of its short 23 miles in the state, the highway is eight lanes, while around Wilmington, it narrows to just four lanes. Throughout its distance the speed limit is 55 mph. I-95 passes through Baltimore to the south and Philadelphia to the north.
I-495 runs from I-95 south of Wilmington near Newport, along the Delaware River, then merges back with I-95 at the Delaware-Pennsylvania state line. For its entire distance the highway is six lanes, it is very straight, and the speed limit is 65 mph. It is typically a faster route than I-95 if you are not stopping in the city.
I-295 runs from Delaware across the Delaware River and into New Jersey. In New Jersey its between the Delaware River and the NJ Turnpike just south and east of Philadelphia before reconnecting to I-95 in New Jersey, 73 miles from its origin.
Wilmington to Dover and points south
There are a few ways to get between Dover and Wilmington depending on how much cash you have. Driving is the easiest and most convenient. If you drive on Route 1, expect to pay a few dollars in tolls, and the trip will take 45 minutes... use EZPass to make the trip even faster. Route 13 has no tolls, but the drive will take well over an hour.
Greyhound has a route between Dover and Wilmington.
Delaware Regional Transportation also has buses to Wilmington. Bus 301 is an express but that takes a little over an hour and costs $4.50. Buses depart about every 30 minutes from the Wilmington Train Station to Dover's Water Street Station.
Wilmington has placed cameras so that you can view traffic conditions around the city.
See the website below for the cameras and live traffic reports.
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Wilmington's Amtrak Train station is conveniently located in the center of the downtown area. You can get there quickly from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and Aberdeen!!
Forgive me for getting off-track, this isn't really a tip. I just wish I had a set of these do-dads that I could attach to my car and ride the rails. Wouldn't that be fun!!??
Water Taxi around the Water front.
Departure, every 30 minutes starting 12:00 noon. Easy way to get around the waterfront in Wilmington. A new addition since the river front openned
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