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Ocean City Boardwalk Tram

Take a ride on the Boardwalk Tram

Ocean City Transportation Service Schedule

The ocean breeze, beach, sand, and family atmosphere are just a few of the reasons why you will want to ride the Ocean City Boardwalk trams during your visit to Ocean City. The comfortable Boardwalk trams can take you the whole length of the Boardwalk, which travels from the Inlet to the north booth at 27th Street. The Boardwalk tram will stop at most any location along the route to load or discharge passengers. The best part of the half-hour ride will be the detour that takes you on the pier close to the ocean where you can see, hear, and sometimes even feel the ocean water. Now you know you are in Ocean City, Maryland!

Tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Inquire at either tram station or with a tram conductor.

Unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can now get on and off the Boardwalk tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The unlimited ride pass is only valid on the day of purchase and is not available during Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Events. Unlimited ride passes are sold at both north and south tram ticket booths and on any tram. View designated Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Event dates and or restrictions.

Please note: The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Inclement Weather Notice Or see the station operators or call 410-289-5311 or 410-723-1606 for further information.


BOARDWALK TRAMS
- $3 per person, per boarding, one way.
Atlantic Avenue (Boardwalk) South 1st Street Tram Station to/from 27th Street Tram Station

Schedule
Dates
Times
Summer May 23 - Sept. 1, 2014

11 a.m. - Midnight / Daily

10 a.m - Midnight / Holidays, Holiday Wknds & Spec. Events

Sunfest Sept. 18 - Sept. 21, 2014

10 a.m. - Midnight/ Thurs., Fri. & Saturday

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. /Sunday

 

Ocean City Beach Bus
Coastal Highway "Beach Bus"

Ocean City Transportation Service Schedule

Ride with us, on Ocean City’s municipal buses that travel along Coastal Highway. Our buses are safe, clean, reliable, and convenient. A $3 Ride-All-Day pass allows you to ride from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next morning. Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will be glad to take you down to our South Division Street Transit Center or to the North end Transit Center or anywhere in-between. Don’t forget, with your $3 pass, you can transfer to one of our Park & Ride buses at no additional cost and go to our beautiful West Ocean City Park & Ride facility. Please review the Park n Ride "Beach Bus" section for additional information regarding its operating schedule. The Park & Ride Facility is also a connection point for Shore Transit and Greyhound buses. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user).

Buses depart from the depots on the following time schedule below:

COASTAL HIGHWAY BEACH BUSES - South Division Street Transit Station to/from 144th Street Transit Station. Exact Fare Required.

Standard Fare: $3 Ride-All-Day

Half Fare ($1.50 Ride-All-Day): Senior Citizens age 65 and over, Disabled Persons, Medicare card holders and Ocean City Non-Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Free: Children 42 inches in height and under, ADA Certified Disabled card holders and Ocean City Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

 

Schedule
Dates
Times
Summer May 23 - Sept. 1, 2014

Every 10 min. 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.

Every 20 min 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Fall Sept. 2 - Oct. 25, 2014

Every 15 min. 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Every 30 min. 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Winter Oct. 26 - April 2, 2015

Sun - Thur:

6:20 a.m. - 11:35 p.m. - Every 40 min

11:40 p.m. - 6:15 a.m. - No Bus Service

Fri & Sat

6 a.m. - 6 a.m. - Every 30 min

 

Ocean City Beach Bus
Express "Beach Bus" Service for Special Events 

Ocean City Transportation Service Schedule

For the added convenience of Special Event attendees an “Express Shuttle” service is available, traveling direct from temporary satellite parking area(s) to/from a special event bus stop near the event. Frequency of service is approximately every 20 minutes. The fare $3 Ride -All-Day. $3 ride-all-day tickets are transferable to the Coastal Highway and Park and Ride Buses, valid from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next morning! Please review the Transportation Service Schedule posted at the top of this page for specific dates, special event bus stop location’s and service schedules. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user).

 

Standard Fare: $3 Ride-All-Day. Exact Fare Required.

Half Fare: ($1.50 Ride-All-Day): Senior Citizens age 65 and over, Disabled Persons, Medicare card holders and Ocean City Non-Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Free: Children 42 inches in height and under, ADA Certified Disabled card holders and Ocean City Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Schedule
Dates
Times
White Marlin Open Aug. 4 - 8, 2014 40th St. to/from Jacqueline Ave & 14th Street
Every 20 minutes. 3 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunfest Sept. 18 - 21, 2014 40th St. south Convention Center parking lot to/from Inlet fair grounds. Approximately every 20 minutes.
Ocean City Beach Bus
Park-N-Ride "Beach Bus":

Ocean City Transportation Service Schedule

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer ample free parking and a $3 Ride-All-Day bus shuttle to the South Division Street Transit Center at our West Ocean City Park and Ride facility. We are so proud to be able to boast about the gorgeous sunsets and scenic views of the bay while you park your car, walk, ride your bike, or just watch the birds. The outstanding view of the wetlands and the Ocean City skyline from the octagon gazebos will take your breath away! Be sure to read our interpretive signs, inspect the railroad bridge and brick walkways, as they add a unique historical value to this true gem. You just cannot believe it, until you see it for yourself!

The West Ocean City Shuttle between the South Division Street Transit Center, West Ocean City Park & Ride, and the Tanger Outlet is a seasonal operation that begins in May and runs intermittingly into October.

Park free and ride on our Shuttle between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and South Division Street Transit Center. The Park and Ride Shuttle offers service every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. and on demand at other times throughout the summer season.

The shuttle bus service between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and the South Division Street Transit Center in downtown Ocean City now includes a stop at the Ocean City Tanger Outlets. This stop is located across from the Pac-Sun store and is the only stop in the outlet shopping center. The bus travels from the South Division Street Transit Center to the outlet stop and then continues to the West Ocean City Park & Ride before departing again for downtown Ocean City. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user).

Please note and obey all posted signs and regulations at the Park & Ride facility as Oversized Vehicle parking and other user restrictions may apply. For specific operating dates and times, please reference the Transportation Service Schedule posted at the top of this page.

 

PARK & RIDE "Beach Bus" - South Division Street Transit Station to/from West OC Tanger Outlets and Park-N-Ride Transit Station. Exact Fare Required.

Standard Fare: $3 Ride-All-Day

Half Fare: ($1.50 Ride-All-Day): Senior Citizens age 65 and over, Disabled Persons, Medicare card holders and Ocean City Non-Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Free: Children 42 inches in height and under, ADA Certified Disabled card holders and Ocean City Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Schedule
Dates
Times

Summer

Bikefest

Sunfest

Endless Summer Cruisin

May 23 - Sept. 1, 2014

Sept. 11 - 13, 2014

Sept. 18 - 21, 2014

Oct. 9 - 12, 2014

When Park N Ride “Beach Bus” service is not in operation transportation to/from the West Ocean City Park N Ride Transit Station to/from the South Division Street Transit Station is provided by Shore Transit. Please refer to Shore Transit service postings for current arrival/departure times and applicable fares.

The Park N Ride “Beach Bus” service is only available on dates listed.
Frequency of service is approximately every 20 minutes,
6 a.m. to 2 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

The Park N Ride “Beach Bus” service ends at 10pm on Sunday’s of
Springfest, OC Cruisers, Sunfest, and Endless Summer Cruisin.

 

ADA Paratransit "Origin-to-Destination"
ADA Paratransit Bus Service
  • $3 Ride-All-Day
  • 1/2 Fare for Ocean City non-resident senior bus pass holders. (proof of eligibility may be required)
  • Children under 42 inches in height or under ride free
  • Ocean City Resident Senior bus pass holder ride free (proof of eligibility may be required)

Ocean City Transportation offers Origin-to-Destination service to disabled residents and visitors. This service is available during the same operating days and hours as our fixed-route Coastal Highway bus service. Fare is $3 Ride-All-Day. All trip reservations must be made by 10:00 p.m. the day prior. Eligible patrons may call the Dispatch Office at 410-723-1606 to make a reservation for the Para-transit van 365 days a year. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user). Our staff of well-trained drivers offers our patrons a safe ride to their destinations. We can even deliver you to the front entrance of most special events. We can also connect you with our neighboring transit systems: Delaware Area Transit (DART) at the North end of Town and Shore Transit or Greyhound Lines at the South end.

If you are ADA certified and have an card from another agency, you are already eligible to use our ADA Services. Residents and Visitors that do not have a certified ADA card may use this service for up to 21 days in a 365 day period without obtaining certification. Please call 410-723-1606 to receive additional information on our eligibility certification process. You may also call this number to share related concerns or file a specific complaint.

ADA Paratransit MEDTRN Services

Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN: In conjunction with Shore Transit / Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Ocean City MEDTRN provides medical appointment transportation services to ADA qualified persons residing within the corporate limits of Ocean City to/from the corporate limits of Berlin, MD. Required fare is $5 per boarding. Service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trip reservations are required, and must be made by no later than 11am the day prior to your medical appointment. Please call 410-723-1606 for additional information or you can view more information here. To apply for bus fare vouchers please download the required form. Bus discount coupons may not be used for MEDTRN service.

Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN Plus Program: Sponsored by the American Legion Post 166 of Ocean City and is for all ADA qualified Ocean City Citizens and American Legion members including the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion.

This service provides round-trip transportation for medical appointments to Salisbury, Pocomoke, Cambridge, Baltimore and Philadelphia via Shore Transit and Greyhound. For more information concerning this service, please contact Joe Salabia at the American Legion 410-289-3166 on Monday's from noon till 3p.m.

 

SENIOR CITIZEN BUS PASSES (Age 60 and older)

A “Senior Bus Pass” for residents and property owners, 60 years of age and over is available. The cost of the pass is $7 and it is valid for two years. All applications for bus passes and renewals require proof of property ownership or proof of residency such as an Ocean City tax bill or drivers license with an Ocean City address. Seniors obtaining a pass for the first time must show proof of age in addition to proof of residency. A Senior Bus Pass allows free rides on the buses, Special Event Express Shuttles, and ADA Van (if eligible). For more information, call the City Hall receptionist at 410-289-8221. Does not apply to MEDTRN service.

Free rides on the Boardwalk Trams are permitted from 11am to 4pm with a reduced fare from 4pm till closing.

A “Non-Resident Senior Bus Pass” is available free of charge to anyone 60 years of age or older. This pass will entitle the holder to half-fare passage on the bus, Special Event Express Shuttles, and ADA Van (if eligible). The Non-Resident Bus Pass is not recognized for reduced or free passage on the trams. For more information, call the Transportation Department at 410-723-1606 or the City Hall receptionist at 410-289-8221. Does not apply to MEDTRN service.


TRANSIT LINKS

DART

Coordinating Transportation for the State of Delaware.

Route 208 - Seasonal Resort Bus Service - Ocean City, MD

For additional information go to www.dartfirststate.com or call 1-800-652-DART (3278)

Shore Transit

Coordinating Transportation for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Counties of Maryland Routes 451 & 431: Salisbury - Ocean City - Pocomoke.

For more information go to www.ShoreTransit.org or call 443-260-2300

Greyhound

Coordinating Transportation throughout the United States.

Greyhound Bus Station – West Ocean City – Seasonal Ticket Office
For more information go to www.greyhound.com or call 1-800-231-2222.

2014 Greyhound Ticket Office Information



Ocean City Beach Bus


Title VI Notice

Ocean City Transportation (OCT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, you may file a complaint up to 180 days from the date of the alleged incident.

To file a complaint or for additional information on OCT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures, contact: George Thornes, Superintendent of Transportation, 204 65th Street, Building E, Ocean City, Md. 21842


 

Mission Statement

In a friendly manner and with safety as our primary goal, we are committed together to provide an efficient public transportation system to the residents and vacationers of Ocean City without incident, accident, or inconsistency.

 

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