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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.
Getting Around AC
History: The Atlantic City Jitney Association started in 1915. It’s the longest non-subsidized transit company in the United States.
- 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 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.
History: 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.
- 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. 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 starts at $5 and increases from there. A half-hour tour can run $30 and an hour costs around $40. Those rates don’t 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.
- It was once a sign of luxury for vacationers to ride in a rolling chair.
- 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 popular drop-off point.
Other Modes of Transportation
- You can ride your own or a rented bicycle on the Boardwalk everyday from 6 am to 10 am.
- Harrah’s Entertainment’s Total Express Shuttle service runs between Harrah’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Showboat Atlantic City. This service is available to Harrah’s Total Rewards cardholders only.
- Many Atlantic City attractions are located along the Boardwalk, or just blocks from it, which makes walking a convenient and healthy alternative.
- The Wave parking garage is a five-story building with six levels of parking offering 1,180 parking spaces, including six electronic charging stations. Located on Fairmount Avenue between Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue, The Wave is operational with an attendant on duty 24 hours per day/7 days per week. A partnership with South Jersey Transportation Authority allows for the acceptance of the E-Z Pass Plus in the new garage.
- Tanger Outlets The Walk has parking available at three convenient Baltic Avenue surface parking lots: Ohio Avenue, Michigan Avenue East and Michigan Avenue West.
- The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) has parking lots at the corner of Fairmount and Mississippi avenues, and the corner of Missouri and Atlantic avenues. A free “Breeze Shuttle” to The Walk is available at these lots.
- There are 12 casino parking garages in the city.
- There are 12 non-casino parking lots located in the center of the city near the Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.
- Please visit www.atlanticcitynj.com/pdf/parking_map.pdf or call the SJTA at (609) 965-6060 for more information on the city’s parking lots and garages.