New York to Philadelphia. NY to Washington DC

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  1. D_Relentless Original

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    Vacation advice please people.

    I will be spending my Birthday in May 2010 in NYC and would also like to take a trip to Philadelphia one day and Washington another day from NYC. Which would be the best, cheapest and quickest way of doing so??, any advice, links would be great.

    Thanks Tardis.
     
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    Well the best way to plan that trip is to start by having
    Birthday drinks with me. And then hopping on a train. Philadelphia is about an hour, and DC is about three hours. Look it up here.

    Amtrak
     
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    Amtrak for transport.
     
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    I think the train trips out of NYC are just great. When I lived in NYC and whenever I go back I prefer the train to the plane, unless the trip takes longer than about 4 hours.
     
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    the Metroliner trains from Penn Station New York are quick and relatively cost effective

    but you should not go from NYC to philly and back to NYC then NYC to Washington and back...

    the NYC-Washington train is a haul, anywhere between 3-4 hours depending on train time.

    1 way to wash from NYC is anywhere from 72-103 $ in coach class.

    the best thing is to go from NYC to Philly, stay in philly, then go on to DC.

    or go to DC, stay there, then go to Philly and on to NYC.

    otherwise, it will be costly, and time consuming. Philadelphia is an easy day trip...D.C. is not
     
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    Thanks everyone, i will have a good search on these for best results, thanks for your time,much appreciated.
     
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    Train
    Look for deals
    Google Amtrak Discount Codes there are sites that post them.

    Considering the time spent with airport hassles - train
    2 hours to Philly from NY
    2 hours to DC from Philly

    End up right downtown with the train.
    With the plane...

    Don't do a bus.
    Traffic can lengthen the time considerably
     
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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    YOu do know that you are going to have to let me know when you come to DC!
     
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    i have no idea
     
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    Hope I get a cahnce to meetcha when you're here in NYC!
     
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    A play in New York and a visit to Maxie's Deli for a plain piece of cheesecake with whipped cream on the side.
     
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    Greyhound. Yes, many people think taking the bus is a lousy way to travel; but, you get to see the scenic parts of the country as you bump along.

    Additionally, the advantage of the bus over the train or plane is that if it breaks down, you are out there in the open where lots of other people can get to you and a replacement bus can get you back on your journey quickly.

    Besides which, Greyhound is very economical-I don't pay a cent.
     
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    I have to disagree - still.

    The train can break down - but rarely.
    Service is very good on the Northeast Corridor.
    Traffic frequently delays the buses - and every other motor vehicle.

    And the route isn't very scenic.

    The approach to Washington is NY Ave - nicknamed the Devil's Bowling Alley - not the prettiest sight.
     
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    What Pitbull neglects telling you is this. If a train engineer or an airplane pilot croaks you are good as dead. When a bus driver keels over at the wheel, you can usually find somebody on board who can at least steer you all to safety.


    Besides which, the bus is free.
     
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