Visitors flying into town will arrive at the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY). It’s accessible from Exits 7 or 9 of the Atlantic City Expressway, about 10 miles west of the city. This small airport has one terminal served by one commercial carrier (Spirit Airlines), and three major car rental companies (Avis, Budget and Hertz) are available here as well. Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal for transportation into the city, or you can call ahead and reserve a limousine or private car sevice. 

Since ACY is small with few flight options, most long-distance travelers fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), a large airport handling most major domestic carriers. It is about a 75-minute drive from Atlantic City, approximately an hour further from the city than ACY. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the next closest major airport, about a 2-hour drive. Other major airports--John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) are about a 3-hour drive.

Airport Shuttle & Limo service
Contrary to popular belief, there are no free casino shuttles from the airports to the casinos (excluding casino transportation provided to preferred customers). The prices charged by the companies that offer "shuttles" are often as much as the prices charged by car service and limousine companies.  A list of companies providing this service can be found here.

Taking a taxicab from Philadelphia or New York City to Atlantic City will likely cost more than taking a stretch limousine, so be sure you have your arrangements made in advance.

New Jersey Transit provides rail service from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station to its station the Convention Center, which is approximately 1/2 mile from the nearest casinos on the Boardwalk.  A free shuttle is provided from the train station to the casinos.

Greyhound & New Jersey Transit provide bus service at its nearby station.  When booking a ticket on Greyhound to an Atlantic City casino, make sure to indicate the casino you plan to visit as your destination (e.g. Ballys, N.J.), instead of Atlantic City, N.J.  A destination of Atlantic City, N.J. will take you to the Atlantic City bus station.  A destination of specific casino will take you to that specific casino. For passengers 21 and over, there is also a "Casino Rate" on Greyhound tickets from locations such as New York City and Washington, D.C. These tickets are substantially less expensive than even advance purchase fares. Some casinos also give a cashback voucher to bus passengers upon arrival.

Those driving into town from Philadelphia will have about an hour’s drive along the Atlantic City Expressway, which has toll booths totaling $4.00 in both directions, plus a 45 toll to re-enter Philadelphia. From New York, take the Garden State Parkway south for about two hours, passing through several $0.75 and $1.50 toll booths. Boston is about 7 hours away. 

Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are about 3.5-4 hours away by car.  Take Interstate 95 North until you cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge. After you cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge, you can take U.S. Rt. 40 East to the Atlantic City Expressway, or connect with the Expressway via either Interstate 295 or the New Jersey Turnpike. There are toll booths along all major driving routes; be prepared with small bills or an EZPass transponder. Once you arrive in Atlantic City, signs will direct you to the casino of your choice.