Dover AFB

Passenger Service Desk: 
+1-302-677-4088
+1-302-677-4082
+1-302-677-4090

Location

Dover , DE
United States
Delaware US
DSN: 
445-xxxx
Flight Recording: 
+1-302-677-2854
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  • Billeting: (302) 677-2841 (approx 1 mile from the Pax Terminal). Lodging staff can provide transportation to the terminal (not guaranteed as it is based on staff manning) from 9am-12pm and again from 1pm-4pm (as of April 2011)
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM under "Passenger Terminal" for options. Also, If you can't get base lodging then try the Sheraton Hotel as they offer a free shuttle (saves on cab fare) to/from the Pax Terminal and their rates are under $100.
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39° 7' 9.282" N, 75° 28' 46.8552" W
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  • Dover AFB (KDOV) is located approx 50 miles south of Wilmington, DE and 100 miles east of Washington DC. See Map
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39° 7' 22.9296" N, 75° 28' 39.7776" W
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  • Long term parking: Free, approx 3/4 mile from terminal, near BX. Get parking permit and dashboard card from PAX rep (info desk). 60 day limit. No shuttle service.
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39° 7' 6.0276" N, 75° 28' 21.9504" W
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  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: 24 Hours
  • Terminal Dining:  No Box Lunches (as of Dec 15).  Commissary Info and Hours.
  • Lockers: Internet/WiFi:
  • USO: Yes
  • Base Dining Facility:
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39° 7' 26.1876" N, 75° 28' 10.164" W
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  • Dart 106 and 301 Transfer Stop
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39° 9' 9.5472" N, 75° 31' 46.4052" W
Location Name: 
Dover Transit Center
Billet Phone Number: 
+1-302-677-2841
Fax: 
+1302-677-2953
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  • Europe and CONUS via large cargo aircraft.
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  • On-Base Shuttle: No
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): See AMCGRAM for info.
  • Rental Car (Off Base): See AMCGRAM for info. Avis open Sundays 10:00-16:00 (as of May 10).
  • Taxi/Shuttle: See AMCGRAM for info.
  • Local Bus: See the "How Do I...?" section below. NOTE: Make sure you stand at the bus stop sign (30 meters from the main gate on the south side of street) and not at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Be visible and keep an eye out to wave to the driver when he's at the light.
  • Local Rail/Air: Wilmington DE for AMTRAK and Philadelphia is closest Airport. Southwest flies out of BWI Airport
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  • Dover Flight Meals: Dover now issues your boxed meals to you BEFORE boarding the aircraft. The meals are given to you AFTER final security screening. This may be a concern for disabled travelers as well as the single moms trying to manage two or three children and their carry-ons. Bring an extra bag or hand to carry your meals out to the aircraft!!
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  • NOTE: If getting a bus from Dover AFB make sure you stand at the bus stop sign (30 meters from the main gate on the south side of street) and not at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Be visible and keep an eye out to wave to the driver when he's at the light. How (the heck) do I get out of Dover using ground transportation?
  • The “Best” way may be a one-way rental car. Check with the large rental car companies (hint – start with Hertz). Be advised that short-notice rentals on weekends (especially Sundays) may be difficult to arrange.
  1. How do I travel between Philadelphia Airport and Dover? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Take the SEPTA's Airport Line from the airport a couple of stops to Universal City Station
    2. Change over to SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail heading for Newark Delaware and get off at the Wilmington Amtrak Station.
    3. Take Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (Look under Inter County)(stop is just outside the Amtrak station) to Dover (exact change coins and $1.00 bills and no service on weekends)
    4. Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) will get you near the main gate off-base (again, no service on weekends).
  2. How do I travel between BWI Airport and Dover? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Take Amtrak towards Philadelphia/New York and get off at the Wilmington, Delaware Amtrak Station.
    2. Take Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (stop is just outside the Amtrak station) to Dover (exact change coins and $1.00 bills and no service on weekends)
    3. Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) will get you near the main gate off-base (again, no service on weekends).
  3. How do I travel between Dover AFB and Andrews AFB using ground transportation? (Current as of: May 2011)
    1. The “Best” way may be a one-way rental car. Check with the large rental car companies (hint – start with Hertz). If you are coming from Dover to Andrews then short-notice rentals on weekends (especially Sundays) may be difficult to arrange.
    2. See the info under “Andrews AFB” for other ground transportation options.
  4. How do I travel between Dover AFB and McGuire AFB using ground transportation? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Catch Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) off base near the main gate and take it to the Water St. Transfer Station (Senior Discount).
    2. Catch Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (Look under Inter County) from Water St. Transfer Station and take it to Wilmington Amtrak Station.
    3. Catch SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail to Philly Market East Station.
    4. Walk 2 blocks to Greyhound Station at 10th and Filbert and catch the NJ Transit Route #317 to McGuire’s front gate. Wait inside the terminal and look for the proper gate (seniors and military ID card discount).
    5. This can take about 8-9 hours to accomplish during the day so check the timetables and days carefully. You can get schedules at the Dover terminal USO and use the links under the Dover and McGuire listings on this page.
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445-xxxx
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Contents

  • Dover AFB (KDOV) is located approx 50 miles south of Wilmington, DE and 100 miles east of Washington DC. See Map
  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: 24 Hours
  • Terminal Dining:  No Box Lunches (as of Dec 15).  Commissary Info and Hours.
  • Lockers: Internet/WiFi:
  • USO: Yes
  • Base Dining Facility:
  • Billeting: (302) 677-2841 (approx 1 mile from the Pax Terminal). Lodging staff can provide transportation to the terminal (not guaranteed as it is based on staff manning) from 9am-12pm and again from 1pm-4pm (as of April 2011)
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM under "Passenger Terminal" for options. Also, If you can't get base lodging then try the Sheraton Hotel as they offer a free shuttle (saves on cab fare) to/from the Pax Terminal and their rates are under $100.
  • Long term parking: Free, approx 3/4 mile from terminal, near BX. Get parking permit and dashboard card from PAX rep (info desk). 60 day limit. No shuttle service.
  • Dart 106 and 301 Transfer Stop
  • Europe and CONUS via large cargo aircraft.
  • On-Base Shuttle: No
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): See AMCGRAM for info.
  • Rental Car (Off Base): See AMCGRAM for info. Avis open Sundays 10:00-16:00 (as of May 10).
  • Taxi/Shuttle: See AMCGRAM for info.
  • Local Bus: See the "How Do I...?" section below. NOTE: Make sure you stand at the bus stop sign (30 meters from the main gate on the south side of street) and not at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Be visible and keep an eye out to wave to the driver when he's at the light.
  • Local Rail/Air: Wilmington DE for AMTRAK and Philadelphia is closest Airport. Southwest flies out of BWI Airport
  • Dover Flight Meals: Dover now issues your boxed meals to you BEFORE boarding the aircraft. The meals are given to you AFTER final security screening. This may be a concern for disabled travelers as well as the single moms trying to manage two or three children and their carry-ons. Bring an extra bag or hand to carry your meals out to the aircraft!!
  • NOTE: If getting a bus from Dover AFB make sure you stand at the bus stop sign (30 meters from the main gate on the south side of street) and not at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. Be visible and keep an eye out to wave to the driver when he's at the light. How (the heck) do I get out of Dover using ground transportation?
  • The “Best” way may be a one-way rental car. Check with the large rental car companies (hint – start with Hertz). Be advised that short-notice rentals on weekends (especially Sundays) may be difficult to arrange.
  1. How do I travel between Philadelphia Airport and Dover? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Take the SEPTA's Airport Line from the airport a couple of stops to Universal City Station
    2. Change over to SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail heading for Newark Delaware and get off at the Wilmington Amtrak Station.
    3. Take Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (Look under Inter County)(stop is just outside the Amtrak station) to Dover (exact change coins and $1.00 bills and no service on weekends)
    4. Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) will get you near the main gate off-base (again, no service on weekends).
  2. How do I travel between BWI Airport and Dover? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Take Amtrak towards Philadelphia/New York and get off at the Wilmington, Delaware Amtrak Station.
    2. Take Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (stop is just outside the Amtrak station) to Dover (exact change coins and $1.00 bills and no service on weekends)
    3. Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) will get you near the main gate off-base (again, no service on weekends).
  3. How do I travel between Dover AFB and Andrews AFB using ground transportation? (Current as of: May 2011)
    1. The “Best” way may be a one-way rental car. Check with the large rental car companies (hint – start with Hertz). If you are coming from Dover to Andrews then short-notice rentals on weekends (especially Sundays) may be difficult to arrange.
    2. See the info under “Andrews AFB” for other ground transportation options.
  4. How do I travel between Dover AFB and McGuire AFB using ground transportation? (Current as of: June 2011)
    1. Catch Dover Transit (DART) Route 106 (Look under Kent County) off base near the main gate and take it to the Water St. Transfer Station (Senior Discount).
    2. Catch Dover Transit (DART) Route 301 Express (Look under Inter County) from Water St. Transfer Station and take it to Wilmington Amtrak Station.
    3. Catch SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail to Philly Market East Station.
    4. Walk 2 blocks to Greyhound Station at 10th and Filbert and catch the NJ Transit Route #317 to McGuire’s front gate. Wait inside the terminal and look for the proper gate (seniors and military ID card discount).
    5. This can take about 8-9 hours to accomplish during the day so check the timetables and days carefully. You can get schedules at the Dover terminal USO and use the links under the Dover and McGuire listings on this page.

Please help keep this information current for your fellow travelers and send any updates or corrections to spacea@spacea.net

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