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

Route Changes Began and New Downtown Station Opened Saturday, January 18, 2020

On Saturday, January 18, 2020 the Downtown transfer location at 2nd St. and Princess St. was permanently relocated to 520 North 3rd St. and changes were made to the following routes: 101, 104, 108, 201, 202, 203 (Downtown Trolley), 204, 205, 207, 209, and 301.

Please CLICK HERE to see the new schedules and maps for the routes listed above.

Please note the interruption to our smartphone app has been resolved. Data is reporting correctly and uninterrupted through the Wave Transit smartphone app. Thank you for your patience through this time of transition.  

If you have questions or need further assistance with this information please call (910) 343-0106 or send an email to


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 Creates A Safer Community

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

The Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center/Downtown Transfer Station Now Open Effective Saturday, January 18, 2020

Several years in the making, the first phase of the Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center, the Authority’s Downtown Transfer Station, opened its doors on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The facility is a significant upgrade to the former on-street, Downtown Transfer Center located on 2nd St. and Princess St. The new station provides customers with safer and more comfortable accommodations. Route modifications were implemented in conjunction with the opening of the revised station. Click HERE or on the image below for details regarding these changes.

The new facility is an adaptive reuse project of the historic Neuwirth Brothers Building, a Volkswagen garage built in the 1920s, that remained vacant for several years. The integrity of the building was preserved, and we are pleased to offer a revitalized, functional facility to our customers and the greater community.

Valerie shares her experience Riding the Wave

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Follow Wave on Social Media

February 18
Where can you go by bus? How about the @CamArtMuseum! The CAM is now served by route 210 which arrives hourly at 40…
February 17
Bus Tracking Update: The technical issues with the Wave Transit App have been resolved and all shuttles and bus rou…
February 14
Much love to our customers! Thank you for riding and #HappyValentinesDay2020! #transit #ILM #WeLoveU


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, February 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm in the Wave Transit Board Room at Forden Station, 505 Cando Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.  The meeting will include a public comment period for members of the community to address the board.

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.

A meeting agenda will be posted here approximately one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Accessible Information

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