Atlantic City Fact Sheets
Atlantic City Transportation & Parking Sheet
How We Do It:
Atlantic City is home to casinos, fine restaurants, high-end retail shops, venues with star-studded entertainment, the beach, Boardwalk, trendy clubs and an ever expanding list of attractions. Below are a few helpful ways to navigate through Atlantic City.
- Jitneys, which are 13-passenger mini-buses, travel the entire city, running from the inlet to Jackson Avenue and the marina area to Pacific Avenue.
- Jitneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days per year - or even 366 days if it's a leap year.
- The jitney stops are located on the corner of every route and originate one block from the Boardwalk on Pacific Avenue. There are four different jitney routes: No. 1 Pink, No. 2 Blue, No. 3 Green and No. 4 Orange.
- The fare for a single ride is $2.25. Frequent rider tickets are available for a discounted rate.
- The A.C. Jitney Association and N.J. Transit provide a free shuttle service each way between the Atlantic City Rail Terminal and all casino locations in the city.
The Atlantic City Jitney Association started in 1915. It's the longest non-subsidized transit company in the United States.
The earliest jitneys were horse-drawn wagons. Limousines, station wagons and converted delivery vans (bread boxes) have also supplied jitney services.
Jitneys got their name from the slang phrase for a nickel, the original fare.
In 2010, the jitneys received a makeover. The new jitneys use compressed natural gas in addition to having a bright new look.
- Rolling chairs, which are pushed by an attendant, are available from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
- Rates are charged by the block or amount of time traveled. For one or two passengers, a trip of 0 to 5 blocks start at $5 and increases from there. A half-hour tour can run $30 and an hour costs approximately $40. Those rates do not include tip.
- A rolling chair ride on the Boardwalk is a great way to get to a particular destination or to relax and enjoy a scenic tour.
The rolling chair was introduced in the 1880s and was the only vehicle permitted on the Boardwalk at the time. It was originally used by disabled visitors.
It was once a sign of luxury for vacationers to ride in a rolling chair.
Atlantic City Tram Cars
- The 15-passenger electric tram cars currently travel the Atlantic City Boardwalk from Virginia Avenue to Morris Avenue.
- Tram cars are available, Sunday - Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- The fare for a tram car ride is $4.00 for a one-way ride and $8.00 for an all-day pass for adults. Fares for children 2 years and younger are $2.00 for a one-way ride and $5.00 for an all-day pass.
The electric motor trams were first introduced on the Boardwalk in the 1940's but had completely disappeared by the 1990's due to the popular use of the rolling char.
The tram service started operating again in 2015.
- The maximum cost for a taxi ride within city limits for up to five passengers is $13, not including tip.
- The easiest way to get a cab is to call a local service or go to a taxi queue outside of a casino, the Convention Center or another drop-off point.
Other Modes of Transportation
- You can ride your own or a rented bicycle on the Boardwalk everyday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Many Atlantic City attractions are located along the Boardwalk , or just blocks from it, making walking a convenient and healthy alternative.
- The Wave Parking Garage, located on Fairmount Avenue between Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue, has six levels of parking offering 1,087 parking spaces; including six electronic charging stations. The garage is operational with an attendant on duty 24 hours per day/7 days per week.
- Tanger Outlets The Walk has parking available at three convenient Baltic Avenue surface parking lots: Ohio Avenue, Michigan Avenue East and Michigan Avenue West.
- There are 7 casino parking garages in the city.
- Please visit www.ParkingMap_June2017rev for more information on the city's parking lots and garages.