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Old 03-24-2015, 03:57 PM
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Anyone ridden a bus leg on an AMTRAK ticket? Thinking of going to NYC and would take bus from New Bern to Wilson.

Was the bus part of the experience tolerable?

I am all for train to NYC, just not sure about the bus part of the trip.

Bus stations, and I guess buses in general, have a pretty creepy vibe to me, but I am not even sure where you would even board a bus for AMTRAK.

Probably leaving out of New Bern, but appreciate anyone's experience. Anywhere. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Anyone ridden a bus leg on an AMTRAK ticket? Thinking of going to NYC and would take bus from New Bern to Wilson.
I haven't done it, but I would also be interested in hearing about the experience. I was thinking of taking the bus from Jacksonville to Wilson for a quick trip to Washington DC in June. People have told me the parking in Wilson is fairly safe and you can leave a car there.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I'm not certain where you're upstairs closet is located. If it's near Wilmington the bus station is near Costco.

I love the train, the sleeper car from nyc to raleigh was great! but my issue is with the bus. 4 hours on a bus to 10 hours on the train when it's a 3 hour flight at about the same price. I really wish they would extend the high speed rail lines further south....
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Southport
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I'm not certain where you're upstairs closet is located. If it's near Wilmington the bus station is near Costco.
Do what?
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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Anyone ridden a bus leg on an AMTRAK ticket? Thinking of going to NYC and would take bus from New Bern to Wilson.

Was the bus part of the experience tolerable?

I am all for train to NYC, just not sure about the bus part of the trip.

Bus stations, and I guess buses in general, have a pretty creepy vibe to me, but I am not even sure where you would even board a bus for AMTRAK.

Probably leaving out of New Bern, but appreciate anyone's experience. Anywhere. Thanks in advance.

I took Amtrak from Richmond VA to Portland ME a couple of years ago. Took the train up to Boston and the rest of the way was in the bus. Those who ride a train and those who take buses can be different types of people. I have never found it too creepy, it's actually a fun experience. You should absolutely try it out!
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