We’re cutting your wait time in half on 3 Routes! Monday-Friday Routes 108, 201, and 205 will have 30-minute frequency. Route 107 will be more consistent with 60-minute frequency!


We’ll bring you farther on Market St. than ever before. Route 104 will offer service on Market St. between College Rd. and Gordon Rd. for the first time!

Higher frequencies

Earlier weekend hours

More coverage

Direct beach access

Later trolley hours

New & better service

Extended Weekend Hours!

New schedule begins Sunday, July 3

Weekdays: 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

RideMICRO and Port City Trolley hours are extended too!


RideMICRO service will replace fixed route service in Northern New Hanover County and the Carolina Beach area. The new, flexible service connects portion of Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties. Passengers can book an on-demand ride from a virtual stop within a RideMICRO ‘zone’ and be connected to Wave Transit’s fixed-route service or brought to their destination.

RideMICRO is more responsive, efficient, and has shorter wait times than fixed route service, while still offering a low cost public transportation option for our community. For more information please visit the How to RideMICRO page.

Schedule your ride:

Download the RideMICRO app on Google Play and the App Store.
Call toll-free: 1-844-764-1223
Reserve your ride online

Pay for your Ride:

Option 1: Pay using a debit or credit card inside the app
Option 2: Pay with exact change upon boarding
Option 3: Purchase a ticket from Forden Station or Padgett Station

Book. Pay. Ride.

Hours of Operation:

Zones 1 & 2
AM – 6:30am to 10:00am
PM – 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Zones 3 & 4
Weekdays: 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Service Improvements Launch Sunday, July 3rd!

More details available on the project page
Project PageView the New System Map

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 or Padgett Stations. 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.

Service Alerts

June 28, 2022: The Port City Trolley has resumed service.

Systemwide Service Improvements launch Sunday, July 3, 2022. View the project page for more info and view new service map.

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!

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 impact someone’s life with a tax deductible donation.

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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!



Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:30 pm EDT at Forden Station located at 505 Cando St., 28405.     

Read or download the agenda

Members of the public can attend the meeting in person and virtually through the GoToMeeting platform.  The internet interface is available at the following URL: The meeting is also available via audio conference at: (312) 757-3121 | Access Code: 844-936-749.

A public comment period limited to five (5) minutes per person will be offered at the meeting. For community members who wish to provide comment not in person, a hard copy comment form can be downloaded HERE. Completed forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 22, 2022 via e-mail to the following address: Comments can be provided in person or via written form. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Inquiries for ADA accommodations and general information about the meeting should be addressed by email to or by phone at (910) 343-0106 prior to the meeting.

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