How does one get from Penn Station, NY to Atlantic City, NJ? Well, it depends on the day of the week that you plan to go.
Trains (ACES Service is Discontinued)
For starters, there is the Atlantic City Express Service (ACES) Train that is operated by New Jersey Transit under contract with Amtrak. Unfortunately, this service is only provided on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is subject to cancellation since it is funded by the gaming industry in Atlantic City, NJ. For most New York residents and visitors, this will not be a problem as they have to work weekdays to earn the funds that they plan to spend on entertainment, gambling plus transportation. To use the three (3) hour service, visit the underground levels of New York Penn Station located in midtown Manhattan on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to catch the train to the Atlantic City Convention Center. Please be aware that this service can be late as it shares tracks with NJ Transit Amtrak which will have more priority to their own lines.
Is your travel budget small? Can’t wait for the weekend? If you would like to save more money for your entertainment and casinos, you will want to take the New Jersey Transit 319 bus from Gate 319 (see their schedule for any changes) at the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the Atlantic City Bus Terminal. From there, you can use any means to get to your final destination in Atlantic City.
The New Jersey Transit 319 bus is one of three dozens buses that operates to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If a traveller is not comfortable with the 319 bus, they are able to take an Academy Bus which offers daily bus service to Atlantic City from the south wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 1 lower level, in Manhattan of New York City, Adventurers Tours, Air Brook Limousine, Goldenlink, Greyhound, Ground Transamerica Inc, Leprechaun Lines, Megabus, Monsey Tours, New Fortune and SGS Travelscope and Trailways that also provides service to Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Extended Stay Lodging
Planning to stay over in Atlantic City, NJ for a few days? Well, if you are a big family or group, the following hotels has rooms that will allow up to six (6) in the room. By allowing up to six (6) guest per room, this will save you on getting multiple hotel rooms and also make sure that you are not left without a room during a holiday weekends when Atlantic City experiences large crowds.
Residence Inn Atlantic City Airport
3022 Fire Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Marriott’s Fairway Villas
500 East Fairway Lane
Galloway, NJ 08205
If you are on Spring Break (like most visitors to Atlantic, NJ) and is visiting solo, take a look at these hotels for teens in Atlantic City, NJ that admits the eighteeen (18) and older crowd.
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