Joint Base McGuire-Dix-LakehurstCommunity
Getting To Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
See the Getting To & Around Burlington and Ocean Counties chapter on Page 23 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, about 50 and 60 miles from the base, respectively.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at JBMDL.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for JBMDL. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging or dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the Military & Family Support Center at 609-754-3154.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Philadelphia International Airport
Take Interstate 95 north to the exit for Walt Whitman Bridge (toll). After the bridge, follow signs to Interstate 295 north. Take I-295 north to Exit 34 (Marlton, 70 east) and stay on Route 70 east for approximately 40 miles. Turn left at Route 547. Bear left on Route 547 and proceed about a quarter mile to the main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).
From Newark Airport
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway south. Get on Parkway south to Exit 88 (Route 70 west). Follow signs on Route 70 west to Route 547 and turn right. Bear left on Route 547 and proceed about a quarter mile to the main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).
From the Garden State Parkway
Take Exit 81A (Lakehurst/Toms River) to Highway 37 west. At the traffic circle, follow the sign to Route 70 west. Take a right on Route 547. The entrance to the base will be on the left.
From the New Jersey Turnpike
Exit 7 or Interstate 295 McGuire/Dix exit: Take U.S. Route 206 south for approximately half a mile. Stay in the left lane to the “Y” intersection of routes 206 and 68. Turn left on Route 68 and go approximately 4 miles. Look for a sign pointing left to “McGuire/Deborah Hospital.” Turn left at the sign across the opposite lanes of Route 68. At the immediate “T” intersection, turn right on Burlington County Route 545 and head south for approximately 2 miles (crossing Burlington County Route 537 at the 1.5 mile point). At the intersection of Route 537, continue straight ahead as the road becomes a four-lane divided highway. Follow the four-lane highway (which eventually becomes Burlington County Route 680) straight into the main gate.
From the North
Travel south on the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95 in northern New Jersey) to Exit 7, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.
From the West
Travel east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76 becomes Interstate 276: do not take I-76 into Philadelphia) to the New Jersey Turnpike. Go north on the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.
From the South
Travel north on Interstate 95 through Delaware to just south of Wilmington. Follow the signs for Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike across the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey. Take the New Jersey Turnpike north to Exit 7 or I-295 north to the McGuire/Dix exit, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.