Should you find yourself in Philadelphia or New
York City and are thinking of racing off to exciting Atlantic City for a bit,
then you might opt to ride the rail. Hopping on a train
to Atlantic City is convenient for those on the northeastern
U.S. seaboard, and sometimes it's just nice to leave
the car behind. Sure, you can hop on a bus to get to Atlantic
City, but for some that idea isn't always attractive.
There aren't any buses with food and beverage service,
and overall, trains generally feature roomier seating.
A new New York Atlantic City train route has been established,
so New Yorkers can think about heading down for a weekend
if they please. And, there may have never been a better
time to consider an Atlantic City trip, as this once-fledgling
resort and gambling destination is back on its feet and,
according to some, it's better than ever. With fresh and
trendy hotels, casinos, and nightclubs to boast, Atlantic
City is aiming to fully reposition itself on travelers'
For some time now, the Atlantic City Line has offered a train to Atlantic City from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are fourteen daily roundtrip trains between 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and the Atlantic City Rail Terminal. Even if you are just visiting Philadelphia and not heading on to Atlantic City, you might entertain the notion of using this train service to take a quick side trip. You'll save money on gas for the car, which is nice, and you won't have to worry about traffic and directions.Leave the driving up to somebody else as you simply sit back and watch the world go by through the train window. Once you arrive in Atlantic City, you can take advantage of the free shuttle service that transports rail passengers to the Atlantic City casinos. The jitneys in Atlantic City hit all the major Atlantic City attractions, and in case you are wondering what a jitney is, it is basically a small bus that is used for shared transportation.Sincethe Atlantic City jitneys are complimentary, you can use them all you want. It doesn't get much easier than that! There are local stops along the Philadelphia Atlantic City train, but all in all, the ride isn't a long one, lasting about one and a half hours.
For those interested in the train from NYC to Atlantic
City, the trip lasts about an hour more than the Philadelphia
one does. Dubbed the Atlantic City express service, the
New York Atlantic City trainruns onlyon Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays, with return trips back to NYC.
The Caesars, Borgata,
casinos in Atlantic City are largely responsible for
funding the Atlantic City express service, and their aim
is to target New Yorkers who want to make the trip, but
aren't too keen on driving or taking the bus. Two
different seating gradesare available to passengers
on the New York Atlantic City train, so you can opt between
coach and first class. There's space to store your
luggage, and the food and beverage service is a wonderful
side bonus. The train from NYC to Atlantic City departs
from New York's Penn Station,where it will
thenmake astop at the Newark Penn Station
before heading directly to its ultimate destination. Thanks
to the Atlantic City express service trains, New York
residents and visitors alike will find it easy to arrange
a short jaunt to one of the biggest tourist
destinations in all of New Jersey.