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Location and Transportation

Situated on Absecon Island, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ, spans a mere 11.94 square miles in Atlantic County. Although the city encompasses a relatively small landmass, it is filled with exciting attractions and entertainment for all. Due to its draw as a major resort destination, providing quick and efficient transportation in, out and around the greater Atlantic City region is especially important.

Atlantic City is easily accessed through three main arterial highways—the Atlantic City Expressway, U.S. Route 30 (often referred to as the White Horse Pike) and U.S. Route 40/322 (also known as the Black Horse Pike). All three of these major routes intersect with the extensive Garden State Parkway.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) provides quality transportation in and around southern New Jersey, from the roadway to the runway, supporting tourist services, as well as through journey-to-work shuttle services and workforce development. SJTA oversees the operational responsibilities of the Atlantic City Expressway, the Atlantic City International Airport terminal and strategically located, safe and well-maintained public parking surface lots with E-ZPass. SJTA also manages E-ZPass Plus-accessible garages within a network of public and private parking opportunities for those commuting by car.

Getting around the city is made easy through the 13-passenger Jitney mini-buses, which travel throughout Atlantic City, and the Boardwalk’s popular Rolling Chairs. Both options are affordable and comfortable and provide great city views.

Further transportation is provided through the state’s principal public transportation network, New Jersey Transit. Rail service can be utilized through this system at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal located within the Atlantic City Convention Center. This terminal links Atlantic City with Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor route. NJ Transit also offers local, intrastate and interstate bus commuting at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal. Additional carriers, including Greyhound, offer routes through this terminal as well.

Local, regional, national and international air transportation is available through the Atlantic City International Airport, located in Egg Harbor Township. Due to the growing use of the airport, a major expansion and improvement project has been put in place. An E-ZPass-accessible parking garage, plus car rental, taxi, limousine and shuttle services are available through the airport. Air travelers can also reach Philadelphia International Airport within one hour via the Atlantic City Expressway.

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