Ocean City Public Transportation

Coastal Highway Transit Bus

Ride on Ocean City’s municipal buses that travel along Coastal Highway 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The buses are safe, clean, reliable, and convenient. A $2 Ride-All-Day pass allows you to ride from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next morning. 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. Be sure to ask about discount coupon books for a savings on your bus fare. And don’t forget, with your $2 pass, you can transfer to one of the Park & Ride buses at no additional cost and go to the beautiful West Ocean City Park & Ride facility. The Park & Ride Facility is also a connection point for other buses.

The route runs the length of Coastal Highway from South Division Street to/from 144th Street. Times are as follows:

Summer Schedule
May 29 - Aug. 30
11 a.m. - Midnight - Monday thru Friday
10 a.m. - Midnight - Saturday and Sunday
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
11 a.m.- 6 p.m. - Monday thru Friday
Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 4 - Sept. 7
11 a.m. - Midnight - Friday
10 a.m. - Midnight - Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Monday
Sunfest Schedule
Sept. 24 - Sept. 27
10 a.m. - Midnight - Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Sunday


West Ocean City Park & Ride

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer ample free parking and a $1 "Ride All Day" bus shuttle to the South Division Street Transit Center at the West Ocean City Park and Ride facility. View 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 the 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!

Park free and ride on our Shuttle between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and South Division Street Transit Center for only $1.00. The Park and Ride Shuttle offers service every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 3 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 Factory Outlets. This stop is located at 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.

Please note and obey all posted signs and regulations at the Park & Ride Facility, as Oversized Vehicle parking and other user restrictions may apply.

The route runs on Route 50 to South Division Street to/from West Ocean City. Times are as follows:

Summer Schedule
May 22 - Sept. 27
Approx. every 20 mins. from 6 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Car Cruisin' Special Event
Oct. 8 - Oct. 12
Approx. every 20 mins from 6 a.m. - 3 a.m.


Boardwalk Trams

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 new, 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 $3.00 per person, per ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Inquire at either Tram Station or with a Tram Conductor.

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

The route runs the length of the boardwalk from South Division Street to/from 27th Street. Times are as follows:

Summer Schedule
May 29 - Aug. 30
11 a.m. - Midnight - Monday thru Friday
10 a.m. - Midnight - Saturday and Sunday
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Monday thru Friday
Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 4 - Sept. 7
11 a.m. - Midnight - Friday
10 a.m. - Midnight - Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Monday
Sunfest Schedule
Sept. 24 - Sept. 27
10 a.m. - Midnight - Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Sunday


The Trolley

For the added convenience of the Springfest and Sunfest attendees, the Trolleys will be available for an “Express Service”, traveling direct from the 40th Street south Convention Center parking lot to and from the inlet fair grounds. The fare is $2 and is 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 Trolley “Express Service” schedule for specific dates and time of service.

The Trolley route runs part of Coastal Highway from Somerset Street to/from 65th Street (except Springfest and Sunfest). Times are as follows:

OC Air Show
June 12 - June 14
Express Service: 39th St. to/from 17th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
White Marlin
Aug. 3 - Aug. 7
Express Service: 39th St. to/from 14th St. & Jacquelin Ave.
Every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunfest
Sept. 24 - Sept. 27
Express Service: 39th St. to/from Inlet Parling Lot
Every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.


ADA Paratransit Curb-to-Curb Service

Ocean City Transportation offers curb-to-curb service to eligible disabled residents and visitors of Ocean City. All eligible patrons may call the Dispatch Office at 410-723-1606 to make a reservation for the Para-transit van 365 days a year. Reservations need to be made at least one business day prior to your ride. This service runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Its staff of well-trained drivers offers patrons a safe ride to their destinations. It can even deliver you right to the front entrance of the Springfest or Sunfest events. It can connect you to DART at the North end and Shore Transit at the South end if necessary.


Ocean City Public Transportation Fares

COASTAL HIGHWAY BUS & TROLLEY: “The Bus” for Coastal Highway and “The Trolley” for Downtown is $2.00 for an interchangeable Ride-All-Day pass from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Discount Coupons are available from the Driver: 20 passes for $15.00. Two (2) passes are required to obtain a “Ride All Day” ticket for the Coastal Highway Buses and Trolleys.

PARK & RIDE: West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle service is $1.00, with free parking. Discount fares are available from the Driver: 20 passes for $15.00. One (1) pass is required to obtain a “Ride All Day” ticket for the Park & Ride shuttle service.

ADA PARATRANSIT: The fare for the Para-transit van is $2.00 Ride-All-Day. By appointment / reservation only. Discount Coupons are available from the Driver: 20 passes for $15.00. Two (2) passes are required to obtain an “Ride All Day” ticket for the ADA Paratransit Van.

BOARDWALK TRAMS: The fare for the Boardwalk Trams is $3.00 per ride. Discount fare “punch cards” are available from the Conductor or Ticket Booth Operator: 8 rides for $20.

The Buses, Trolleys, Trams, and ADA Vans are cash or ticket only. However, you may purchase Discount Books with Cash or Credit at the following locations:

  • Boardwalk Tram North & South Booths (Cash or Credit Card)
  • City Hall - 3rd Street & Baltimore Avenue (Cash or Credit Card)
  • Convention Center Box Office - 40th Street (Cash or Credit Card)
  • Ocean City Police Department - 65th Street (Cash or Credit Card)
  • O.C. Recreation Complex/Northside Park - 125th Street (Cash or Credit Card)