Rehoboth to New York Route to Launch for Pride Weekend
Public transportation of a very special kind is coming to the beach…to and from New York City.
DC2NY “The Upscale Bus” Company that has been successfully ferrying passengers from DC to the Big Apple for the past six years is set to launch “The Beach Bus” from New York City to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches for the Summer of 2013.
The Inaugural outbound trip from here in Rehoboth to NYC will take place Friday night, June 28 (leaving from behind the firehouse in Rehoboth) and arrive in the city at 2 a.m. Friday, just in time for celebrating Pride weekend in New York—and, if you sign up before June 21, it can be free!
Why is it leaving so late? Because DC2NY will have already deposited a bus full of New Yorkers on our shore that weekend, ready to party in Rehoboth. The New York run will leave NYC at 3:30 p.m. from in front of Penn Station (33rd and 7th Ave) make a quick stop in Wilmington and then come to Rehoboth and Dewey. The cost is $45 each way on the popular upscale service, which includes water, WiFi and the all-important electrical outlet. This first outbound trip on the new route from Penn Station will also be free of charge to the first 55 passengers that sign up through DC2NY’s website between now and June 21.
In fact, if Letters readers have New York friends visiting them in Rehoboth that weekend, they can get in on the free transportation, too.
As more and more visitors head from Manhattan and environs to Rehoboth, the time is ripe for the launch of this service says DC2NY CEO Richard Green, a D.C. resident who also happens to be a Rehoboth home owner and hometown booster. “We are thrilled to be able to launch our ‘The Beach Bus’ weekend service from New York City to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches and keep it rolling through Labor Day,” explained Green. “This is the only way for New Yorkers to get to enjoy Delaware’s lovely coastal communities without driving a car themselves. It’s a great value.”
In the six years the company has been driving beachgoers from DC to Rehoboth, and city slickers from DC to NYC, there have been many friendships started and even a marriage or two to come out of the travel experience. Now that the bus will be from Manhattan to Rehoboth, who knows what kind of adventures people may have. The “direct flight” in a comfortable bus certainly beats the train plus a two-hour drive from Wilmington—and it is much more economical.
Green runs the bus company with his partner Asi Ohana, and the DC2NY team offers clean, comfortable, and convenient bus travel for a new generation of travelers. Before its monster competitors, Boltbus and Megabus, ever came to DC, there was DC2NY, offering service between D.C. and NYC, and D.C. and the beach.
For the regular beach bus service, passengers can leave New York City on a summer Friday at 4:30 p.m. or on Saturday or Sunday at 7 a.m., and head back beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday nights. There will be additional buses on the holiday weekends of July 4th and Labor Day in September. There will be one stop in each direction at Wilmington, DE.
On July 3 and 4 there will be a bus from NYC to the Beaches at 1:30 p.m. and then on July 5, the regular 4:30 p.m. schedule out of NYC begins with buses on Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. and that schedule continues throughout the summer. The returns to NYC will be at 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. from Dewey and Rehoboth.
The schedule and rates for the New York City service are subject to change and are available online.