A new bus service from Philadelphia and Manhattan to five towns on the Jersey shore begins Thursday.

OurBus will launch the new routes on May 19, the company said, to Absecon, Ventnor, Margate, Ocean City and Wildwood.

They will include the “first and only direct service between Philadelphia and Absecon, Margate and Ventnor” and the fastest trips from Manhattan “for beach-bound travelers.”

Spokesman for the company Rafe Gomez said shore residents can also use the service to travel to Manhattan, Philadelphia and eventually Washington, D.C., when that service starts later. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.