Train to Philly
There are basically two mass transit methods to get to Philly - Train/rail or Bus
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.