Transportation - Kent County, Delaware




Rail service is available through the Delmarva branch of Conrail, providing continuous welded track paralleling U.S. 13. Chesapeake Railroad, a 55-mile short line railroad serving Kent County, interchanges with Norfolk Southern at Clayton, Delaware, and serves the Delaware towns of Clayton, Kenton, Hartly, and Marydel and continues to Easton, Maryland.

Amtrak: Closest Train Station is Wilmington (Acela High Speed Trains/Metroliner Service), 1-800-523-5700.

Bus Service

The Blue Diamond provides scheduled public transportation. In the City of Dover, public transportation is available through the Central Delaware Transit System. In addition, Carolina Trailways & Dart serve the County.

Carolina Trailways: 734-1417, 1-800-334-1590;
stops in Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Harrington.

Air Access

For companies using corporate aircraft (full instrumentation only) Kent County offers the convenience of landing at the Dover Air Force Base. To arrange for landing privileges, contact the Civil Air Terminal at (302) 735-5519. The contact person is: Ben Clendaniel. He may also be reached by e-mail:

Through a Joint Use Agreement, instrument-rated pilots and their general aviation airplanes may use the 12,900 ft. runway at Dover Air Force Base. The Delaware Department of Transportation maintains a parking apron and terminal building adjacent to the Kent County AeroPark. Several small airfields are also available for the hobby flier.

Airports Runway Surface Lights Instruments
Smyrna 2,600 Turf Yes ----
Chandelle 2,500 Hard Yes ----
4,500 Hard Yes Yes
2,700 Turf Yes ----
DAFB* 12,900 Hard Yes Yes

*Prior permission required.

Port Facilities

The Port of Wilmington, located 40 miles away, provides container and bulk product service to and from all over the world.

No. of Berths:
Land Area:

Open  Storage:

49.88 miles from Dover (via SR 1 & Rt 13
7 plus 1 tanker berth, 1 floating berth* 1 Auto & RORO berth
37 feet at low tide
308 acres (future expantion is planned)
2 multi-purpose gantry cranes of 50-ton capacity each, 1 90-ton heavy lift gantry crane.  1 Hyle-Patterson bulk unloader (for ores and dry bulk) Over 25 fork lifts (capacity 5,000 to 80,000 pounds) 26 forklifts (capacity 5,000 to 35,000 pounds)
50 acres (2 million sq ft) plus 200,00sq ft dry warehouse space
250,000 sq ft
700,000 sq ft (10 million cubic ft)



Kent County is served by Delaware Rt. 1, a new limited access highway, and U.S. 13 and 113, both of which are major 4-lane divided highways running north and south through the Delmarva Peninsula and connecting to Interstate 95, 40 miles to the north. From east to west, Rts. 6, 8, 10, 14 and 300 provide access to and from Baltimore and Washington DC.

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