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WAVE Transit Authority
1110 Castle St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 343-0106

WAVE Transit operates the Wilmington-area public bus lines and offers a variety of services. The adult one-way fare is $1.50. The fare is 75 cents for disabled individuals with a Medicare Card, senior citizens older than 65, local college students and K-12 students. All individuals must have the appropriate valid ID to ride for a reduced fare. Transfers are free. Children younger than 5 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. UNCW students and faculty with valid IDs ride free.

WAVE Pass Price List

 Passes are sold from the buses and the office.

       7-day Adult


       7-day Reduced


       31-day Adult


       31-day Reduced


Buses run from 6:30 AM until 9:30 PM Monday through Saturday and 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Sunday. There is no service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All buses are handicapped accessible.

• Route 101: Brooklyn - Princess Place

• Route 102: University Campus & Area

• Route 103: Oleander Drive

• Route 104: Military Cutoff Road / Mayfaire

 • Route 105: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

• Route 106: Market Street & Kerr Avenue

• Route 201: Carolina Beach Road / Monkey Junction 

• Route 202: Downtown to Forest Hills 

• Route 204: The Brunswick Connector runs from the Leland area to downtown Wilmington

• Route 205: LongLeaf Park

• Route 207: The Castle Hayne shuttle runs from Castle Hayne to downtown Wilmington

WAVE Transit Authority also offers Paratransit Service to meet the needs of the elderly, disabled and other special populations. Services include travel training and Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) to serve elderly and disabled individual, along with those who are visually impaired. DART is a curb-to-curb service with specially equipped vans that can accommodate both wheelchairs and semi-ambulatory passengers. A personal care attendant may ride free of charge. Call (910) 202-2053 for more information.

UNCW shuttle and fixed route services are free to all UNCW students and faculty who show a valid UNCW identification card, but are also open to the general public (regular fare applies). Several UNCW shuttles operate around the campus area continuously Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6:30 PM.

The Wilmington Public Transportation Guide, which contains a map and a table of schedules, is available at the Cape Fear Visitors Information Center  and on buses. For more information call Wave Transit at (910) 343-0106 Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM or TDD at (910) 763-9011, or stop by the Wave Transit Office located at Forden Station, 505 Cando Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. A complete and detailed listing of route maps, schedules and information is available on the website: www.wavetransit.com.


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