The Dover region is connected to the rest of Delaware by several highways and is within easy reach of New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Most people traveling in Kent County choose to drive and enjoy the beautiful, historic East Coast setting.
For those flying in, there are two major airports within 100 miles serving the area with numerous air carriers. Kent County has a public transportation system with service to Dover and Wilmington, among other areas.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
7062 Elm Road
Baltimore, MD 21240
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and is about 80 miles from Dover Air Force Base. More than 25 million passengers fly through the airport each year. Major carriers include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Delta and United Airlines.
Ground transportation includes car rental services and shuttle, taxi, light rail and Amtrak services.
Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Philadelphia International Airport is 7 miles from downtown Philadelphia, approximately 70 miles from Dover Air Force Base. It is the only major airport serving the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Major carriers include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
When leaving the airport, travelers can choose from car rental companies as well as public transit, shuttle, taxi cab and limousine services.
DART First State
119 Lower Beech St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
DART First State provides bus service for Kent County. The service offers more than a dozen routes with service to Dover Air Force Base, Dover Mall, the Blue Hen Corporate Center and other area locations. GoLinkFlex bus service is available for residents who live beyond walking distance to bus stops. The free service provides transfer connections between fixed routes and communities within the Dover service area. DART First State also offers paratransit services.
DART First State offers a ride-matching service: RideShare Delaware. The service helps Delaware commuters carpool with fellow workers, reducing the number of cars on the road and air pollution as well. For more information, call 888-743-3628.
For more information on bus routes, fares, RideShare Delaware and other DART First State services, visit www.dartfirststate.com.