How To Reach Ocean Ride

 Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am-4:30pm)
 Phone: (732) 736-8989
 Toll-free: (877) 929-2082
 Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
 Press 1: For a Reservationist
 Press 2: To request a Return Trip
 Press 3: For Administration
 Press 4: For Route Information
 Press 5: Comment & Complaints
 Press 0: For an Operator

You can email Ocean Ride at :
OceanRideInfo@co.ocean.nj.us
Use our contact form


Transportation Services
David L. Fitzgerald, Director
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191


Special Trip Guidelines
  • Due to significant state cuts since 2009 to the Ocean Ride system, the Department will continue to reduce the number of trips to be provided during 2014. This action is necessary as part of a comprehensive cost-saving strategy to safeguard essential services such as Reserve-A-Ride, the bus route system, veterans transportation and specialized programs for persons with disabilities. By reducing the number of special trips typically provided on weekends, we can reduce operating costs, especially relating to the Departments’ overtime costs.

  • The fee for special group trips provided to eligible riders (senior citizens and persons with disabilities). The fee for an accessible, mini-bus is $400.00 and the cost for a larger, transit vehicle (estimated seating capacity of 33 riders) is $600.00. This fee shall remain in effect for a one (1) year period, thereafter the use fee is scheduled to increase in an incremental manner.

  • A special category for Half Day trips is established as follows; eligible special trips where the duration of Ocean Ride service, from the time of first pick-up to the time of the final passenger departure, spans no longer than four hours, a special rate of $ 200.00 for an accessible mini-bus and $ 300.00 for an accessible transit vehicle shall be applied. In the event, service spans beyond the four (4) hour service time, the relevant use fee shall be applied.

  • Special Trips are restricted to destinations within Ocean County only.

  • An Ocean Ride Special Trip Request Form will be sent to the requestor when you make your initial request. This form must be completed in full and returned by Mail -OR- Fax (732-505-6963), at least 10 working days prior to the requested trip date to ensure your reservation. For assistance or information, please call (732) 736-8989, press 4.

  • All trip requests must be made in writing, by telephone or fax 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

  • An Ocean Ride Supervisor will contact your organization regarding the status of your trip request. At that time the Supervisor will confirm the Use Fee amount with the requesting organization.

  • For trips serving persons with disabilities that involve multiple home pick-ups, all customers should be ready 1½ hours prior to the event pick-up time. Pick-up times will vary according to location(s) and number of passengers.

  • Cancellations, additions and/or changes can be made up to 5 business days prior to the requested trip date. Every attempt will be made to accommodate additional customer requests provided we have the seating capacity.

  • All requests are subject to scheduling and funding availability as determined by the Ocean County Transportation Services Department.


Contact Phone numbers for Ocean Ride Transportation

Phone: (732) 736-8989 and Press 1
Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082
Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
(for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind & speech impaired)


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