Take the Bus From NYC to Atlantic City

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Atlantic City

The names of Atlantic City’s streets are familiar to anyone who has ever spent an afternoon playing Monopoly. Now that you’ve left childhood games behind, you may be acquainted with the finer pleasures in life that make Atlantic City the Tri-State area’s grown-up playground.

Although its gaming casinos have put it prominently on the map, don’t be fooled into thinking it is a one-note town. It is a haven for award-winning restaurants, tax-free outlet shopping, top-notch entertainment and a slew of events that are garnering national attention, like the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival and the Atlantic City film festival.

Here are two easy car-free ways to get to Atlantic City by bus:

Greyhound Lucky Streak
Depart: New York Port Authority
Arrive: Atlantic City, Casinos
Duration: 2h 40m
Cost: From $34.50 round trip web fare
Notes: When you book your ticket online with Greyhound Lucky Streak, the casino of your choice will offer a special “bonus.”

Academy Bus
Depart: New York Port Authority or 85th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave
Arrive: Atlantic City, Casinos
Duration: 2 h 40m
Cost: $40 round trip
Notes: Each casino also offers special bonuses when you book.

For these prices why not travel and stay in style? Whatever number the wheel lands on, getting to Atlantic City is now part of the fun.

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Allison Tibaldi
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.