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New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

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New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

Anyone any ideas on best way to get from Manhattan to Atlantic City? Is there a website in the US that covers all or most internal flights?

Many thanks

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1. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

it is only a 2.5 hour drive from the George Washington Bridge, if you go down there on Sun-Thurs then by all mean drive!! you need to be at the Airport 2 hours prior to flight and the AC Airport is 10 miles out of AC. Also the train pain the the rear since you have to go via phili. there is no direct service from NYC to AC.

There are also buses that leave Port Authority that you can get tickets on.. saves on gas, you can sleep... I am not familar with that info ...someone else may help

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2. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

While going through the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) today I saw an ad for Acadamy buses for travel to AC. Here is their web site http://www.academybus.com/home.asp -- just click on "Casinos". They leave out of the PABT which is located at 8th ave between 42 and 40th streets (yes, it's 2 blocks long), but you probably want the south building to get tickets).

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3. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

Why are you going there?

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4. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

Why am I going there? I just thought, why not?

I'm planning on flight to Boston, drive to NY (on a Saturday) via the coastal route, NY for a few nights, then Atlantic City, then maybe Philli, then Chicago for a few nights.

Is it not very good in Atlantic City?

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5. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

Cheshire - do you like gambling or cabaret shows? Otherwise, it ain't exactly beach weather.

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6. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

I guess I'd only get in to a little gambling. I'd hate to walk in to a casino and then walk out 12 hours later bleary eyed and a thousand dollars lighter, where's the fun in that!? I'm travelling alone and I just thought "it's somewhere to visit, why not?"

It does look like getting there and then on to Chicago could be a bit tiresome.

I'm happy to listen to ideas. I'm thinking of 2 nights Boston, drive to NY, 4 nights NY, then 4 nights Chicago or similar.

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7. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

You're planning on flying to Chicago, right? If not, it's a long drive through some of our more boring states. (I grew up in Indiana, so I know boring.) Chicago is a great city to visit, provided you're not planning on being there until it's warm again.

You might also think about DC, which is a fun trip if you're interested in history or politics.

How much total time are you planning on spending in the US?

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8. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

Oh yes, flight to Chicago! I've checked the route planner and def a flight. I'm flexible and can do 8-14 days. I'd rather stay no more than 10 if I can. I need to save some of my vacation days for moving house and beach holidays.

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9. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

So if you're planning on flying from NY to another destination and staying at that other place for a few days, you might think about San Francisco instead of Chicago. Not that there's anything wrong with Chicago, but SF is a lovely place, and if you were there for a few days you could even rent a car and drive out to see some stunning natural scenery (the redwoods, for instance, or Big Sur), which is not the case in Chicago.

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10. Re: New York to Atlantic City? Fly, Drive or Train?

SF and that coast are on my list but Boston and Chicago are higher up on it, plus NY is a city I loved and just want to go back(crikey I'd happily live there). You know when you get it in to your head you want to visit somewhere? I'll look at flights incl SF but I don't want it to become a mad dash trip. I'm more likely to base a whole trip around SF and surrounding when I visit there. I did NY year before last and Japan last year, both in 5 nights and came back worn out (understandably). So I want this trip to be a little more leisurely.

Many thanks for great feedback and chewing the fat with me over my trip.