Cape May Explorers
     Next operating weekend: Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, 2019

The motorcar trains are coming back to Cape May, on the first weekend of every month now through October.

The popular trains will once again be operating out of Cape May station on Lafayette St. for a 45-minute trip to the Cape May Canal and back. Stops are made in 2 locations to allow everyone to enjoy the scenery and listen to a brief narration about the history of the area including the railroads and maritime industries that served the area. The trips are brought to you by the Cape May Seashore Lines along with the assistance of the Volunteer Railroaders Association.

Trips will depart every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 am with the last departure at 3:00 pm.

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 (2 and younger are free). Tickets will be available on the platform starting at 9:00am each day. Tickets are first-come. All ages are welcome. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

If you can't make this event? Mark your calendars for the first weekend of every month betweeen May through October when the trains will operate (weather permitting), same times and pricing applies.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING: Parking at the Cape May station is limited to visitors to the Welcome Center and bus passengers. For street parking, customers will be able to use Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones to conveniently pay to park on-the-go. To use the Parkmobile system, customers can register for free through the app or at Once registered, they can use the mobile app, internet, or call the toll-free number listed on the Parkmobile meter stickers and signs to pay for parking. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device.

Note: If you cannot find street or lot parking nearby, there is a free Park & Ride lot a few blocks away. The Park & Ride Lot is located at Cape May Elementary School.

The Seashore Lines hopes to see you at this exciting event!

Station Location
Cape May City Rail Terminal
Lafayette St. & Elmira St. - 609 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204

Park & Ride Location
Cape May Elementary School
921 Lafayette Street ,Cape May, NJ 08204