How to Get There
Beach Weekend Getaway in Atlantic City
By car from New York: Atlantic City is just over two hours from Manhattan. Take the Holland Tunnel and follow I-78W and exit at I-95 S/Turnpike South. Follow New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 11 for Garden State Parkway South. Take Exit 38 for the Atlantic City Expressway and follow it to Atlantic Avenue and downtown Atlantic City.
By car from Philadelphia: Atlantic City is just over an hour from Philadelphia. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to I-676 S. Continue onto I-76 E and NJ-42 S, which becomes Atlantic City Expressway East. Follow Expressway to Atlantic Avenue and downtown Atlantic City.
By bus from New York and Philadelphia: The Greyhound Lucky Streak Bus departs regularly from Port Authority Terminal in Manhattan and the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia with direct service to the Atlantic City casinos. Trips take two hours and forty minutes and one hour and thirty minutes respectively. New Jersey Transit also runs daily bus service between the cities.
By train from Philadelphia: New Jersey Transit offers daily service between Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and Atlantic City on its Atlantic City Rail Line. Trips take one hour and forty minutes. Transfer to the casinos aboard the Jitney. (n.b. On Monday to Thursday nights, shuttle buses are used for the segment between Philadelphia and Lindenwold.)
Getting Around Atlantic City: While development has spruced up Gardner's Basin, the marina and the Boardwalk, the rest of the city still has a ways to go. When traveling between neighborhoods, cars, taxis or shuttles are your best bet. Taxis always wait outside hotels and fares rarely exceed $10-$15 in city limits. The Jitney, a shuttle that makes regular trips between all the casinos, is the most affordable option, at $2.25 (exact change) or $2 (advance purchase) per ride.