Wildwood Transportation

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    Our Spirit plane
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  • Life Guard Towers are Numbered
    Life Guard Towers are Numbered
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    Arriving at the Jersey Shore by Air

    by starship Updated Nov 12, 2013

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    Our Spirit plane

    Most people visit the New Jersey shore towns by driving there, but some do arrive by air. The closest airport is the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) whose title seems to be a bit of a misnomer as it serves mainly US flights and even then only a few airlines. However, it's main carrier, Spirit Airlines, has connecting routes to several countries south of our border.

    Still, it is a wonderful airport for its size, user-friendly, easy parking, in addition to a little shop for last minute purchases called the Euro Cafe/Hudson News. There are a couple places for drinks or a bite to eat: Deuce's Wild, Samuel Adams Brew Pub, and Thrasher's. If visiting one of these cafes or the pub prior to your departing flight, please allow sufficient time to finish your order prior to your flight. The lines are often long and the service could be faster.

    A particular bonus is that the airport offers free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout its terminals. From this airport, visitors can make connections to some nearby cities. Atlantic City is approximately 9 - 10 miles from the airport and the towns of Wildwood and Cape May are approximately 30 - 40 minutes away if traffic normal.

    The airport's Transportation page lists the following:

    "Public Transit: The free TransIT Link shuttle runs every 30 minutes between the airport and the Pleasantville Bus Terminal (Mon-Fri 6:45am to 4:30pm). At the Bus Terminal you can catch many NJ Transit buses (in particular bus 559 to Atlantic City). See http://www.njtransit.com for the latest schedules and prices.

    A shuttle bus brings passengers to the Egg Harbor City Rail Station, which provides service to the Atlantic City Line, which runs from Philadelphia to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal. Shuttles to the Egg Harbor Rail Station connect to shuttles to the Visitors Center at the FAA Technical Center and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, as well as bus lines to the PATCO Speedline at the Lindenwold station.
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    Taxis: are available curbside.
    Hotel Shuttle: Many of the hotels near the airport run a shuttle."

    Rental cars are also available on site and these companies can be found at the parking garage: Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, and Budget.

    Parking is very simple and easy at the Atlantic City International Airport. From the airport website: Short Term Parking is $1 per hour of parking, with a $13/day maximum. Daily Garage Parking is $12/day and Economy Parking is $9/day (2013 prices). Travelers may pay for parking at the terminal payment station.

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  • Dolly the Trolley

    by missmommy19 Written Jun 25, 2011

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    FREE FREE FREE! Dolly the Trolley runs Thursday thru Sunday, 5pm til 11pm, from 26th Street to Cresse Avenue and back again, on Atlantic and Pacific Avenues. Doo the Loop! Eat, Drink, Shop! FREE FREE FREE!

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    Where Did I Park?

    by penumbra Updated Jul 25, 2005
    Life Guard Towers are Numbered

    Parking in Wildwood is a challenge, but once you find that elusive spot, how do you find your car again after a day at the beach? (1) Don’t ignore the obvious… look at the street names at the nearest corner. (2) If your memory is as bad as mine, write down the names of the streets (or take a picture with your digital camera). (3) Walk straight towards the beach, don’t zigzag… then find a landmark near your entrance to the beach. (4) Again, make a note of the landmark or take a picture. (5) Walk straight out towards the nearest life guard tower and note the number on the tower. (6) Agree on a designated meeting point for you group in case any one gets lost or separated.

    Now you can look for the perfect spot on the beach knowing that getting back to your car will be as easy as 1-2-3. Driving back home on the crowded roads may be a different matter.

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    The Sightseer Tram Car

    by asturnut Written Jan 16, 2005

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    The damn tram

    Once you've reached the Boardwalk, there is a funny little vehicle called a tram car. Because the Boardwalk is so long it is useful to take the Tram when you are tired or short on time. Families with children and older adults are the usual customers of the tram. It's a modest fee to use the Tram so keep aside a little money at the end of the day in case you need it. Cash only.

    You should also be careful not to walk in front of the tram, or you will hear an announcment warning you to watch the "damn car" about 2 seconds before you get run over.

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    The Sightseer Tram Car

    by asturnut Written Jan 16, 2005

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    The dam tram

    Once you've reached the Boardwalk, there is a funny little vehicle called a tram car. Because the Boardwalk is so long it is useful to take the Tram when you are tired or short on time. Families with children and older adults are the usual customers of the tram. It's a modest fee to use the Tram so keep aside a little money at the end of the day in case you need it. Cash only.

    You should also be careful not to walk in front of the tram, or you will hear an announcment warning you to watch the "damn car" about 2 seconds before you get run over.

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  • Buy a bike!!!

    by hennesgm2101 Written Aug 31, 2003

    I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of spending the summer in wildwood to buy a bike! Buy it from the start to get ur moneys worth cos you'll only end up buying one later anyway. First of all, if you need a job it'l help both to find one an dto get to it-theres motels and hotels miles up and down the shore you may need to get to. secondly, its the only way to see wildwood apart from the boardwalk and all that. Wildwood crest and north wildwood are really pretty and not as commercialised as wildwood so a cycle up there would be nice. DOnt buy a new bile ( I paid $8.30 for mine off some randomer at 5 in the morning after a night out!!!) they might be stolen but they're old an bockety so the're not worth a whole lot anyway. Tip though-for the same reason-always lock the bike-it will be stolen in a matter of minutes if you dont!!

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    Since the beach is so wide in...

    by kiwihead Updated Oct 5, 2002

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    Since the beach is so wide in the Wildwoods, If you have problems walking (elderly or disabled) from the boardwalk to the shore, the beach patrol can give you a ride in one of their nice looking trucks.

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  • Air - Atlantic City...

    by mge Written Oct 5, 2002

    Air - Atlantic City International, or Philadelphia. From Pennsylvania or Delaware - Down route 55 to 47. From North Jersey or NY - down the Garden State Pkwy.
    Walking and bicycles short distances. Tramcar on boardwalk. Trolley (bus) around island or to Cape May. Driving anywhere but traffic congested on weekends. Cabs available but uncommon. Buses to other cities. Ferry from Cape May to Lewes, Delaware.

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    watch the tram car please......

    by richiecdisc Written Oct 4, 2002

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    watch the tram car please... watch the tram car please....watch the tram car please....watch the tramcar please..... You will soon tire of this phrase but the tramcar is an integral part of the Boardwalk experience. You don't need to take it, the boardwalk is only three miles long, but you will certainly have to watch out for it!

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    The most common way is by car...

    by richiecdisc Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The most common way is by car and is about 90 minutes from Philadelphia and two and a half hours from New York City. Buses are fairly convenient from both locations as well. You can also come via the ferry from Delaware to Cape May, and drive to Wildwood from there.

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    Exit 4 Off the Garden State...

    by Easty Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Exit 4 Off the Garden State Parkway (NJ Route 47).
    The tram car. It goes along the entire length of the boardwalk

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