How to Get There
Beach Weekend Getaway in Cape May
By car from New York: Cape May is nearly three hours from Manhattan. Take the Holland Tunnel and follow I-78W and exit at I-95 S/Turnpike South. Follow New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 11 for Garden State Parkway South. Cape May is the last exit on the Parkway.
By car from Philadelphia: Cape May is approximately two hours from Philadelphia. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to I-676 S. Continue onto I-76 E and NJ-42 S, which becomes Atlantic City Expressway East. Follow Expressway to exit 7S for Garden State Parkway South. Cape May is the last exit on the Parkway.
By bus from New York: From late June until Labor Day, New Jersey Transit bus #319 from Manhattan's Port Authority Terminal extends its Atlantic City express service to Cape May Transportation Center, with ten to twelve trips daily. At other times, transfer to the local #552 bus in Atlantic City to reach Cape May. Trips take four to five hours.
By bus from Philadelphia: From late June until Labor Day, New Jersey Transit bus #316 operates from seven to nine daily express trips between Philadelphia's Greyhound Terminal and the Cape May Transportation Center, taking three hours. At other times, local bus #313/315 makes five daily trips, taking up to four hours.
Getting Around Cape May: Wide streets and bike lanes make explorations easiest on two wheels. If you can't bring your own bike, consider popping into Shields Bike Rental. A trolley bus from Great American Trolley Company circles downtown from noon–11pm from July to September. Flag it down at any corner and pay a $1 fare.