New Castle travel guide

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You're Going to Love New Castle

With a population of 5,285, New Castle is a must-see destination in Delaware, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in New Castle

If you’re looking for affordable options, Jessop's Tavern (114 Delaware St) and Hooters - New Castle (192 S Dupont Hwy) are great picks.

When to visit New Castle

New Castle in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
New Castle in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to New Castle in July, when the average temperature is 75.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 24.8 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.1″. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in New Castle, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to New Castle


When flying to New Castle, you’ll arrive at Greater Wilmington (ILG), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to New Castle departs from Chicago and takes around 1h 50m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to New Castle. The train journey from New Castle to Baltimore takes 1h 08m and costs around $15 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $19 for a 1h 18m trip.


Another option to get to New Castle is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 112 miles from New Castle. You’ll find branches of Advantage and Ace, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to New Castle, including OurBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound. From New York, the bus ride to New Castle takes 95 miles and will cost you around $26. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 120 miles.

Airports near New Castle

Airlines serving New Castle

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (436 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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British Airways
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,318 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,663 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
Good (118 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in New Castle

Where to stay in popular areas of New Castle

Most booked hotels in New Castle

Whispering Oak Mansion
Excellent (9.3, 240 reviews)
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
Excellent (8.3, 680 reviews)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington New Castle
Excellent (8.2, 201 reviews)
Hotel du Pont
Excellent (8.1, 161 reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Good (7.5, 432 reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington - Legal District
Good (6.9, 439 reviews)
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Renting a car in New Castle

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in New Castle.

Expect to pay $3.63 per gallon in New Castle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $43.61 and $58.14. The most frequently booked car type in New Castle is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Nissan Versa Note or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.