List of NJ Transit bus routes (500–549)

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#2514 on the 505 along Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City. NJ Transit Nova RTS 2514.jpg
#2514 on the 505 along Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City.

New Jersey Transit operates the following local bus routes within Atlantic County, centered on Atlantic City that were once operated by Atlantic City Transportation Company. All of these routes are exact fare lines (except for 510) and are operated out of the Egg Harbor garage.

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Routes

The full route is shown below except for branching. School routes are not listed.

RouteTerminal AMain streets of travelTerminal BNotesGarage
501 Atlantic City Bus TerminalAtlantic Avenue
Brigantine Boulevard
Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine
End of Brigantine Avenue
  • Egg Harbor
502 Atlantic City
North Carolina Avenue
Atlantic Avenue
Black Horse Pike
Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Sunday service ends at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing and does not serve Atlantic Cape.
  • Formerly Route A2
  • Egg Harbor
504 Atlantic City
Brigantine Boulevard
Adriatic and Caspian Avenues
Baltic and Arctic Avenues
West End Avenue
Ventnor
Ventnor Plaza
  • Formerly Route A4
  • Egg Harbor
505 Atlantic City
  • Venice Park or
  • Gardiner's Inlet
Atlantic Avenue
Ventnor Avenue
Longport
South 15 Avenue
  • 24-hour service
  • Select service travels via Ventnor Plaza.
  • More frequent service to Venice Park.
  • Formerly Route A5
  • Egg Harbor
507 Atlantic City
North Carolina Avenue
Atlantic Avenue
Shore Road
Ocean City Bus Terminal
  • 24-hour service
  • Formerly Route A7
  • Egg Harbor
508 Atlantic City
North Carolina Avenue
Black Horse Pike
Shore Road
Jimmie Leeds Road
Pomona Road
Hamilton Mall
  • Formerly Route A8
  • Egg Harbor
509 Atlantic City
North Carolina Avenue
Atlantic Avenue
New Road
Somers-Mays Landing Road
Somers Point
Holly Hill Drive
  • Between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily, 509 trips are extended into Ocean City. These trips also operate via the Black Horse Pike instead of the Atlantic City Expressway.
  • Formerly Route A9
  • Egg Harbor
510 Wildwood
Wildwood Bus Terminal
Wildwood Boulevard Rio Grande
  • Seasonal service only
  • Full Service
  • Former 316 Local service between Wildwood and Cape May, split in 2011.
  • Rerouted to operate via Route 9 in 2016.
  • Section between Rio Grande and Cape May eliminated in 2017
  • Newton Avenue
  • Washington Twp

Former routes

In the past, New Jersey Transit ran shuttle routes running from the Atlantic City Rail Terminal to casinos in Atlantic City, numbered 506 and 510-513, connecting Atlantic City Line customers to casino destinations. All of these routes are now operated by the Atlantic City Jitney Association using either jitneys or dedicated minibuses. Note: Destinations indicated in chart below reflect names of casinos at the time of the ACJA takeover in the mid-1990s.

Route NumberRoute NameDestinations Served (Note: Current casino names in parentheses)Notes
503
Atlantic City Seasonal (School)Ventnor
Chelsea Heights
Discontinued
506
Marina ShuttleTrump Castle (Golden Nugget)
Harrah's Marina (Harrah's Atlantic City)
Replaced by ACJA Shuttle #4/Marina
510
(first use)
Brighton Park Shuttle Bally's Park Place
Claridge
Sands (since demolished)
Replaced by ACJA Shuttle #2/Midtown
511
Uptown Shuttle Resorts
Trump Taj Mahal (now closed)
Showboat (now closed)
Atlantic County Office Complex
City Hall
Replaced by ACJA Shuttle #3/Uptown
512
Midtown Shuttle Trump Plaza (now closed)
Convention Hall (Boardwalk Hall)
Caesars Boardwalk (Caesars Atlantic City)
Replaced by ACJA Shuttle #1/Downtown
513
Downtown ShuttleTropWorld (Tropicana)
Bally's Grand (Atlantic Club Casino [now closed])
Replaced by ACJA Shuttle #1/Downtown

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