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    Nearest Airport:  Atlantic City at 45 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cape May Lewes at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Garden State Parkway at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : beach at 1/2 block 
  • Car: recommended

  • By plane -The nearest large airports to Cape May are Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), in Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia International and Newark International. From these airports you will either have to fly to the smaller airport in Atlantic City and drive for about an hour, or drive directly, which will take approximately three hours. For those with private aircraft, there is a small airport (WWD) just a few miles out of town.

    By train - The closet rail terminal is Atlantic City, NJ (about 45 minutes by car or two hours by bus to the North). This station is served by NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line from Philadelphia and is connected to Cape May by NJ Transit bus, see below.

    By car - Drive time to Cape May is about three hours drive from the New York City metropolitan area and from Baltimore, Maryland.   If you fly into Philadelphia, it only takes about two hours (assuming you hit good traffic).If you're able to fly into Atlantic City, you can make it down in about 45 minutes.

    By bus - New Jersey Transit runs the 552 bus route from Atlantic City to Cape May.From the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal, take New Jersey Transit bus route 319 to Atlantic City. A Few 319 buses wiil terminate and begin in Cape May, check the schedule. 

    Note: New Jersey Transit runs a summer schedule on these two routes when school is out for the summer. So pick up a printed schedule when in doubt. The Web site for New Jersey Transit publishes the normal schedule.

    By boat - Cape May has complete harbor access from the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, so it is accessible to boaters from Key West, Flordia to Boston Massachusetts. It is also possible to take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from Lewes, Delaware to Cape May.