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Ocean City - Wilmington Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Ocean City and Wilmington. The average train journey from Ocean City to Wilmington takes 5 hours and 57 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 4 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train4h 31m
Lowest price$151.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Price trends for trains from Ocean City to Wilmington

Average prices by travel date

$210$140$70JulJul

Monthly avg. prices

$200$160$120$80$40ASONDJFMAMJJ

Which train should you take from Ocean City to Wilmington?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Ocean City to Wilmington. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak75h 58m$189.33
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 7 Amtrak trains from Ocean City to Wilmington every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $151.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Ocean City to Wilmington, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Ocean City and Wilmington is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 31 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from Ocean City to Wilmington tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Ocean City at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wilmington to Ocean City.

City Information

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Ocean City?

Main departure station: Transit Ctr - 12848 Ocean Gtwy

There is one train station in Ocean City.

All train stations in Ocean City:

  • Transit Ctr - 12848 Ocean Gtwy

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Wilmington has one train station.

All train stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

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