Routes & Schedules

Need a route for a specific bus? Trying to plan your journey? Get all the information you need for our buses and shuttles right here.


Contact Us

Call, email, send a letter, message us via Facebook or Twitter, or stop by Forden Station. Customer Service representatives are available 7 days a week. Give us a call!


Real Time Tracking

Never miss your bus again thanks to real time tracking. Updated automatically every 10 seconds, you can easily see where your bus is and when it will arrive.

Get Accessible Services

We provide a variety of services including Accessible Van Service (DART) , Travel Training, and Community Outreach to help everyone Connect to public transportation.

Making Waves Foundation

This important foundation provides help to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to transportation. You can change someone’s life with a tax deductible donation.

Service Alerts

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Awareness and Prevention Information

At this time all fixed route bus and Paratransit (DART) services are operating in accordance with the posted schedule with the exception of route 207 and the UNCW Seahawk Shuttle. The New Hanover County Jail has has suspended all visitation until further notice. Route 207 which usually serves the NHC Jail, will now only provide service by request. If a pickup is needed, customers or NHC staff can call (910) 343-0106 to request service. Seahawk Shuttle service is postponed until further notice.

Wave Transit is working with the CDC, New Hanover County and community partners to monitor the situation and has undertaken organizational measures to minimize risk and help protect both customers and employees. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Click HERE to learn more about the virus and our prevention efforts.


Plan Your Trip

Where do you want to go today?

Wave Transit is committed to helping residents and visitors explore our beautiful area in safety and comfort.

Enjoy your ride!

Transit Supports a Stronger Economy

DYK Wave Transit contributes to a strong local economy by employing approximately 130 workers, 15% of whom are Veterans, and putting $5.5 million back into our community? Read more…

Transit Contributes to Community Safety

DYK Wave Transit provides 1.3 million fixed route bus and shuttle trips per year reducing traffic at an average rate of 117 vehicles per day? The safety advantages of traffic reduction are felt community wide. Read more…

Transit Supports a Cleaner Environment

DYK Wave Transit is transitioning its fleet from diesel and gasoline powered vehicles to low emissions Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled vehicles? The environmental benefits equate to 93% lower CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Read more….

Community Center

Coronavirus Information

Wave Transit is working with the New Hanover County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor and respond to the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are committed to keeping our customers and staff safe and will take preventative measures as directed by health officials.  Click HERE to learn more about the virus and prevention efforts.

Community Partnership Spotlight

We are proud to partner with Trey Sharpe and former NFL football player Nick Becton, co-founders of PCCS Medical. PCCS Medical, in addition to donations of medical equipment to our county and housing for medical workers, has donated 4600 bars of soap to Wave Transit customers to help stop the spread of COVID-19! Free soap will be available on board our vehicles. Frequent hand washing with soap and water helps stop the spread of COVID-19 and saves lives. Learn more about PCCS and their assistance to the community HERE.

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

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April 08
Nick Becton, former NFL football player and co-founder of @PCCSmedical recently donated 4,600 bars of soap to help…
April 07
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April 06
The @CDCgov has recently recommended that #homemademasks can be worn to #Protectyourself and others while out on es…


Community Outreach

Wave is YOUR public transportation provider!

We’re out in the community keeping you informed of available transportation, and getting your input to make sure our services reflect your needs.

Click the icon below to see our outreach calendar!



Notice of Public Meeting

A regular meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm EDT.  The meeting will be provided via a web conferencing interface.  In accordance with NCGS 143 Article 33C, members of the public will be allowed to view and listen to the work session at:  

Members of the public will be allowed to view and listen to the work session in person at:

Wave Transit Board Room

Forden Station

505 Cando St.

Wilmington, NC 28405

Social distancing will be implemented at the meeting.  If you have internet access, please allow the in person session to those who may not.  In keeping with the state and local orders prohibiting gatherings exceeding ten persons, additional provisions will be available in the event that there are more than ten in attendance at the presentation. An agenda will be posted here approximately one week prior to the meeting.

Accommodations for special needs individuals will be provided if requested. Inquiries for special needs accommodations and general information about the meeting should be addressed by email to or by phone at (910) 343-0106.

Accessible Information

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