darkoz
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May 2nd, 2019 at 10:49:52 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

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.



I got the impression he wanted to go to AC first to gamble then head on to NY.

Yes if he is just trying to go from Philly to NYC then there is no need to go thru AC
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billryan
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May 2nd, 2019 at 11:59:42 AM permalink
Okay, if he is headed to NY from AC, bus is better. There are some non greyhounds that go to AC from Flushing, which is where the Mets play. If you take the greyhound to the Port Authority, you have an hour train ride to get to the game.
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ThaMaShane
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May 2nd, 2019 at 12:02:11 PM permalink
Yes AC is part of the plan. I have Harrah's comped for Sunday night after the Philles 1 pm game. I plan to leave AC via bus (i assume) around noon on Monday and stay in NY the night. On Tuesday evening around 7 i plan to take the bus back down to AC where i have 2 nights comped at Ocean Casino and then train or bus back to Philly early afternoon for my flight.
ThaMaShane
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May 3rd, 2019 at 1:28:47 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Okay, if he is headed to NY from AC, bus is better. There are some non greyhounds that go to AC from Flushing, which is where the Mets play. If you take the greyhound to the Port Authority, you have an hour train ride to get to the game.



What would those buses be? Got a name or number? I really have no desire to head into Manhattan an hour. I just plan to stay in Flushing/Brooklyn.
billryan
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May 3rd, 2019 at 1:35:05 PM permalink
Quote: ThaMaShane

What would those buses be? Got a name or number? I really have no desire to head into Manhattan an hour. I just plan to stay in Flushing/Brooklyn.



We just called them "Chinatown " buses. There were several companies, but it's years since I left. It shouldn't be hard to find Flushing to Atlantic City bus info.
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TigerWu
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May 3rd, 2019 at 1:53:38 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

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



I love riding on trains. I can't the believe the U.S. doesn't have a more prolific rail infrastructure. I'd do a helluva lot more traveling.
BedWetterBetter
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:08:28 PM permalink
Greyhound Bus is the most efficient way to get to and from AC. Because you get slot dollars back from the casino, you can basically make half or more of your bus fare back on a good slot/VP machine.

NJ Transit is slower, more expensive and has stops along the way. But as Oz said they are running every half hour to an hour, but so does Greyhound. You get no slot Money from NJT and have to buy each ticket separate from a kiosk or agent booth.

If you are only going to AC to gamble, you may also consider cancelling your reservation at Harrahs and going to Parx or Sugar House Casino in Philly. You could probably get an Uber for less than $30 each way or even rent a car for $30/day.

That's the beauty of the tri-state area, there are SO many transportation options, you can't lose!
AxelWolf
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May 13th, 2019 at 11:20:32 PM permalink
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you can't lose!

Where have I heard this before in Atlantic City?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
TinMan
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May 19th, 2019 at 7:38:28 AM permalink
The buses are convenient and relatively cheap. Port Authority is a miserable hellhole. Most of the homeless people are harmless, but still want to be aware. One part of the actual trip itself I hate is there are usually a few people who buy fast food before getting on the bus and you spend the next two hours smelling Big Macs and fries. In slower times, Greyhound will cancel/not bother with some scheduled departures. So, I won't aim for a departure that is several hours away from the next scheduled departure---e.g., if the departure times are 8am, 11am, 11:30am, 12:15pm,, 1:00pm, I'll never aim for the 8am bus because if it's cancelled/etc, I'm stuck there for 3 hours. For the other departures, I have a good chance of getting on a bus within a semi-reasonable amount of time.
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May 19th, 2019 at 7:55:22 AM permalink
Quote: TinMan

The buses are convenient and relatively cheap. Port Authority is a miserable hellhole. Most of the homeless people are harmless, but still want to be aware. One part of the actual trip itself I hate is there are usually a few people who buy fast food before getting on the bus and you spend the next two hours smelling Big Macs and fries.


Are you sure the bus companies aren't hiring the homeless in order to add character to the terminal experience? That smell of burgers in the morning could be getting piped into the bus, similar to how some casinos infuse their air with various perfumes. Maybe our resident expert will chime in on the topic.

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