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Train to Philly

on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:04
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There are basically two mass transit methods to get to Philly - Train/rail or Bus

Rail

Amtrak runs many trains on the Northeast Corridor line which is the mainline from NYC to Washington. The main problem with Amtrak is the cost. While not expensive, its not cheap either - especially as you book tickets close to the date you need them.

NJ Transit trains, while not as cheap and fast are a good alternative to get to Philadelphia from north Jersey or NYC. But you have to switch at Trenton and take a Septa Light Rail train to Philadelphia. This appears to be easy with one switch and much cheaper and the fares do not vary. Senior discount is substantial. 

We will report on how good this works after P. Kiczek's trial run on July 12, 2014.

Discount Bus Service

Some of our participants will be riding the Megabus from mid-town NYC and we'll get a review on that trip after 7/12 too.

 

pkiczek's picture

For the 2014 Philly trip I used NJ Transit and Septa and it worked well. I live in Morristown, NJ and drove to Metropark Iselin. There a big garage there to park, its convenient, easy and failry cheap. From there take an NJ Transit train south to Trenton Transit Center (end of the line). Septa trains to Philly start there so you just catch the next train to Philly and you go to 30th St. Station where we meet. Trains run at least hourly if not more than that.