Traveling in Delaware, DE – How To Get To Lewes
Vacation time is right around the corner again!
If you haven’t made your plans yet, what better way to spend your hard-earned downtime than in the historic town of Lewes?
At The Beacon Inn, we’re gearing up to welcome our first guests of the season, but if you’re still making plans and wondering how to reach us, this guide is for you! We’re going to look at routes inside and outside of Delaware, so everyone can get the best information possible.
Take a look at how to get to Lewes via some of the main routes and transport options, then book your room with us online today.
Traveling by air
The closest international airport to Delaware is just a few short miles away. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is northeast of the state border with Pennsylvania, making it easy for any visitors from overseas to reach us. This airport sees arrivals from across the US as well as from around the world, making it a great hub for anyone wishing to visit.
Catering only for domestic routes, Wilmington Airport (ILG) is a common entrance into the state of Delaware and is often used by President Joe Biden. From here, you can travel south on US-13 S on your journey towards Lewes via DART buses.
Traveling by sea
For our visitors traveling from or through New Jersey to reach us, there is the super convenient Cape May-Lewes Ferry. This operates all year round, giving you an easy way to get over to our historic town. You’ll disembark at the Lewes Ferry Terminal on the coast, just a short walk – or an even shorter drive – away from The Beacon Inn. You can find more information on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry website here.
Traveling by road
There are a number of different road routes you can use to get into the state of Delaware. From the west, the US-50 E takes you from Maryland, over the Chesapeake Bay, and into DE. From the north, you can enter the state over the Delaware River from New Jersey via the US-40 W. Several routes will bring you into DE from Pennsylvania, including the US-202 S and I-95 S.
For those who don’t drive, Greyhound buses run from all of the major surrounding cities into Wilmington and Dover, DE. From these locations, DART buses can be taken to more local areas such as Rehoboth Beach and Lewes.
We recommend that when you’re planning your travel to Lewes – or anywhere in Delaware – you check for any seasonal restrictions to transport options, as some services may not be available in the off-season.
Here at The Beacon Inn, we welcome guests from April through to late November, which means we’re currently in the process of getting things ready to reopen. We’re excited to welcome guests back, but you don’t need to wait until April to book with us – reserve your room online now for the dates you’d like to come and visit to avoid disappointment!