ThaMaShane
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May 1st, 2019 at 11:14:48 PM permalink
I'll be flying in to Philly on May 19th. I plan to catch a Phillies game and then take the train to AC. I have read the train will be back up and running on the 12th but the website won't show any of the schedules for that time yet. Does the train run a frequent schedule on a Sunday? Also will it be a problem to just score up and grab a ticket a half hour or so before boarding?

The next day I will be taking a bus up to NY to watch a Mets game. Is it a Greyhound that is the cheapest way to make that trek round trip? I've never taken a Greyhound bus so again can I just show up and grab a ticket at the last minute or should I purchase one in advance? Any idea of cost and I've also seen something about getting Freeplay at the casinos. Which ones and how much?

Thanks for any help in advance.
AxelWolf
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May 1st, 2019 at 11:26:51 PM permalink
Quote: ThaMaShane

I'll be flying in to Philly on May 19th. I plan to catch a Phillies game and then take the train to AC. I have read the train will be back up and running on the 12th but the website won't show any of the schedules for that time yet. Does the train run a frequent schedule on a Sunday? Also will it be a problem to just score up and grab a ticket a half hour or so before boarding?

The next day I will be taking a bus up to NY to watch a Mets game. Is it a Greyhound that is the cheapest way to make that trek round trip? I've never taken a Greyhound bus so again can I just show up and grab a ticket at the last minute or should I purchase one in advance? Any idea of cost and I've also seen something about getting Freeplay at the casinos. Which ones and how much?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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billryan
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May 1st, 2019 at 11:45:05 PM permalink
It's been years since I did it, but you can take the Philly subway system to the last stop and then pick up NJ transit into NYC. It's cheaper then the bus.
ThaMaShane
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May 2nd, 2019 at 8:10:43 AM permalink
So are you saying take the train from Philly to AC and then take the train from AC to NY when I am ready? Seems like when I looked the train to NY was like 4 times more expensive than the train from Philly to AC but I could easily be wrong.
I think the bus was quoted as being $23 each way.
darkoz
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May 2nd, 2019 at 8:47:37 AM permalink
Go to greyhound bus terminal in Philly which across the street from the 13th street train station.

2 options to AC

Greyhound with casino bus bonus. Its like $20 freeplay. Bus tickets were $30 I think but that was a few years ago.

Or 2nd option is NJ transit to AC bus terminal which is 2 blocks from Ballys. No bus bonus but round trip is maybe $25. They run a solid every 1/2 hour accept nights its every hour. I actually prefer them to go to AC from Philly.

Avoid the trains

AC to NY is probably best NJ transit as well. Greyhound has a new ticketing system that makes it expensive. Definitely get one way on Greyhound and buy the other direction when you return.

For the most part just buy the tickets when you arrive. Especially Greyhound which is now making you pay to change your bus if you dont catch the scheduled time

NYC back to AC there is a $25 freeplay bonus on the Greyhound line
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ChesterDog
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May 2nd, 2019 at 8:52:42 AM permalink
From Philadelphia Greyhound Station near 11th and Market to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 551. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0551.pdf

From the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 319. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0319.pdf


The fares are $18.00 and $39.00, respectively. For adults age 62 and children (age 5-11) , they are $8.20 and $17.45. (You might save a lot with "round trip excursion fare." Read about it on the 319 schedule above.)

And to get from Philadelphia to Penn Station on 34th Street: the Septa train goes to Trenton. And the NJ Transit train goes to NY from Trenton.
darkoz
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May 2nd, 2019 at 9:15:07 AM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

From Philadelphia Greyhound Station near 11th and Market to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 551. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0551.pdf

From the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 319. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0319.pdf


The fares are $18.00 and $39.00, respectively. For adults age 62 and children (age 5-11) , they are $8.20 and $17.45. (You might save a lot with "round trip excursion fare." Read about it on the 319 schedule above.)

And to get from Philadelphia to Penn Station on 34th Street: the Septa train goes to Trenton. And the NJ Transit train goes to NY from Trenton.



Glad I am not the only one who takes the bus.

Something people on the West coast cant imagine.

The bus, the train, the horror, the horror
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DRich
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May 2nd, 2019 at 9:42:04 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Quote: ChesterDog

From Philadelphia Greyhound Station near 11th and Market to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 551. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0551.pdf

From the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 319. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0319.pdf


The fares are $18.00 and $39.00, respectively. For adults age 62 and children (age 5-11) , they are $8.20 and $17.45. (You might save a lot with "round trip excursion fare." Read about it on the 319 schedule above.)

And to get from Philadelphia to Penn Station on 34th Street: the Septa train goes to Trenton. And the NJ Transit train goes to NY from Trenton.



Glad I am not the only one who takes the bus.

Something people on the West coast cant imagine.

The bus, the train, the horror, the horror



DarkOz, why don't you just pick him up in your helicopter?
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darkoz
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May 2nd, 2019 at 10:29:38 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: darkoz

Quote: ChesterDog

From Philadelphia Greyhound Station near 11th and Market to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 551. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0551.pdf

From the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal to Atlantic City, I take the NJ Transit bus 319. See: https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0319.pdf


The fares are $18.00 and $39.00, respectively. For adults age 62 and children (age 5-11) , they are $8.20 and $17.45. (You might save a lot with "round trip excursion fare." Read about it on the 319 schedule above.)

And to get from Philadelphia to Penn Station on 34th Street: the Septa train goes to Trenton. And the NJ Transit train goes to NY from Trenton.



Glad I am not the only one who takes the bus.

Something people on the West coast cant imagine.

The bus, the train, the horror, the horror



DarkOz, why don't you just pick him up in your helicopter?



I cant let him see my secret identity. Thats how I manage to keep AP'ing.

I fly in the Batcopter and no ones knows. Its undetectable.

I have to maintain my secret identity

I am Batman

EDIT: according to Axelwolfs fantasies I also fly in my invisible airplane when dressed as a woman.

I am Wonder Woman
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billryan
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May 2nd, 2019 at 10:33:07 AM permalink
Quote: ThaMaShane

So are you saying take the train from Philly to AC and then take the train from AC to NY when I am ready? Seems like when I looked the train to NY was like 4 times more expensive than the train from Philly to AC but I could easily be wrong.
I think the bus was quoted as being $23 each way.



No. Take the subway from Philly (Spectra?)to its northernmost point. There you can connect to the southernmost point of the NJ transit train that takes you to NY. You pay two subway fares, maybe $8 total. You don't want to go anywhere near AC, which is east of Philadelphia. You want to go north.
You have two choices- Amtrak or the commuter trains. Commuter trains take about an hour longer but save a good bit.

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