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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:45 pm | Updated: 1:42 pm, Wed Jan 9, 2013.

DIRECTIONS

  • From the North, major interstate highways connect with the Garden State Parkway South, to the Atlantic City Expressway.
  • From the South, I-95 to Delaware Memorial Bridge to Route 40 to Route 322. Or via Lewes, Delaware, take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to the Garden State Parkway North to the Atlantic City Expressway.
  • From the West, via Philadelphia, Walt Whitman Bridge or Benjamin Franklin Bridge to North-South Freeway (Route 42) to Atlantic City Expressway. 

CABS

Make sure what you’re getting into is a taxi with a meter in it, instead of a black sedan. Those sedans could end up costing you closer to $50 to get to the next casino, so always check with the driver before you get in the car about how much the trip will cost you. The maximum rate If you stay in the city is just $13 for up to five people, but some companies have limo vans that carry bigger groups of people for just $3 a head. Call ahead and visit the websites to see where you can get the best group deals.

Companies:

  • A.C. Yellow Cab Co.: 609-344-1221, http://acyellow.com/, $27 from Atlantic City International Airport, $35 to airport.  
  • Aabsolute Transportation Services: 609-601-8390, 609-927-7573, http://www.aabsolutetransportation.com/ $35 each way to Atlantic City International Airport, $75 for limo.
  • A.C. Car and Taxi Service: In A.C. 609-344-CABS; In EHT and surrounding areas 609-813-2227; out of state or airport pickup reservations 888-640-CABS; http://www.actaxi.net/Home_Page.html Prices range from $27 to $50 to get to and from Atlantic City International Airport.
  • Coastline Limousine: 800-609-3940, http://www.coastlinelimo.com/rates.php Prices range from $65 to $110 to get to and from Atlantic City International Airport.
  • Atlantic City Limousine (and cabs): 609-572-9988, http://www.aclimocab.com/index.html, $32 to and from Atlantic City International Airport.
  • Adel’s Taxi Cab Service: 609-992-5566, http://www.adelstaxi.tk/, $35 to or from Atlantic City International Airport, $60 round-trip.

JITNEYS

These vehicles look like a small bus and can fit a pretty big group of people. You can hop on one for about $2.25 and get dropped off right outside the casinos. Just let the driver know where you’re headed and pull the rope above your seat before you get to your stop. Pay attention to the color codes on the Jitney stop signs. You’ll find them on the corners of Pacific Avenue, the block that runs parallel to the Boardwalk. Have a big night at lots of locations? You can rent a Jitney all to yourself. Check them out at http://www.jitneyac.com/ .

TRAINS

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station can lead you to Septa and Amtrak rails, as well as trolley lines and the Market-Frankford line. Meaning, you can get from Norristown, Pa., to Atlantic City without ever hopping in the car; except maybe to get you to the closest station.

From the 30th Street Station, NJ Transit takes you through Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor City and Absecon before making it to A.C.

PATCO stations can connect you to NJ Transit along its route as well. With stops along Locust St. and Market St. in Philly and smaller cities such as Collingswood and Haddonfield in New Jersey, Patco makes it easy to connect to the Atlantic City train at Lindenwold’s station.

To get from Philly to Atlantic City using NJ Transit will cost you about $10 each way. For children and senior citizens, it will only cost you $4.50 each way. So if you’re going from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to Atlantic City alone, you’ll save some cash and gas by taking the train. www.njtransit.com, www.ridepatco.org

The Atlantic City rail station adjoins the Convention Center. Free casino shuttle service is available from Atlantic City terminal to all casinos.  

AIRPORT

Atlantic City International Airport has two airlines: Spirit Airlines (flies directly to Boston, Florida, Chicago), Gold Transportation (to Florida). Car rentals with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Enterprise as well as taxi service, which is available curbside after you land in A.C. (see above for companies and rates).

The Airport Jitney Shuttle is available for $10 per person from the airport to all Atlantic City destinations. No reservation is needed, and Jitneys are at the airport for all arriving flights.

With a reservation, the shuttle can get you back to the airport for $15 per person.

For reservations and information call 609-344-8642 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Please call 609-576-2776 after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends.

http://www.sjta.com/acairport/

ROLLING CHAIRS ON THE BOARDWALK

Prices vary, but they average about $1 a block to about $10 to $15 for longer trips. So when you find a chair-pusher, be sure to ask ahead for the cost. If there are other chair-pushers around they might even try to underbid each other. One company, Ocean Rolling Chairs, has tour rates if you’re interested. You can go $25 for a half-hour ride and $40 for an hour. The ride includes round trips and stops at any shops that catch your attention.

BUS

There is frequent motorcoach service from New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC via all major carriers. See websites for details on routes and rates:

www.academybus.com; www.greyhound.com/home; www.njtransit.com; www.shorelinebususa.com



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