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Old 12-06-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Default Cheapest fare from Washington DC to Newark DE ?

I have to go see the University of Delaware in the coming weeks. I live in Washington DC and the best way would have been AMTRAK but the round trip of $75 is too much for me. Does anyone know of a bus that goes to Newark from DC?
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I would send a quick e-mail to the U of D's admissions office and ask them for alternatives if no one on this board comes up with something better.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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I found this on craigslist:

UDBaltimore UDBWI UDWashington | (http://www.freewebs.com/catcharide/schedulesfares.htm - broken link)

Then checked it out...looks like it only runs on specific days during holiday breaks. Plus you are going in the opposite direction. Why not post an ad for a rideshare on Craigslist?
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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OK AL... here are your options...

1. Greyhound, $27 per way, RT $54, to Wilmington, Bus to UD $1.10 each way, Total $56
2. New Century Travel bus- Daily bus between New York Washington DC and Philadelphia online tickets (Chinatown Bus) to Phila. $20 RT plus $12 RT Septa R2 from Philadelphia to Newark. Total $32
3. Amtrak, $5,457,823.00

Personally, I would do the Chinatown option. Where you get dropped off in Philly is LITERALLY a block away from the station where you catch the train to Newark. It's an extra hour's ride, but your money! www.SEPTA.com for train info.

Good luck!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Default cheap way to go

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I have to go see the University of Delaware in the coming weeks. I live in Washington DC and the best way would have been AMTRAK but the round trip of $75 is too much for me. Does anyone know of a bus that goes to Newark from DC?
take marc train to Perryville ($11) then take 'the bus" (that's realy the name of it) to Elkton, MD.($2) than it 10 min to UofD by Dart bus($1.40) so.....$14.50 one way!!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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take marc train to Perryville ($11) then take 'the bus" (that's realy the name of it) to Elkton, MD.($2) than it 10 min to UofD by Dart bus($1.40) so.....$14.50 one way!!!
sounds good ... if you have the time
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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OK AL... here are your options...

1. Greyhound, $27 per way, RT $54, to Wilmington, Bus to UD $1.10 each way, Total $56
2. New Century Travel bus- Daily bus between New York Washington DC and Philadelphia online tickets (Chinatown Bus) to Phila. $20 RT plus $12 RT Septa R2 from Philadelphia to Newark. Total $32
3. Amtrak, $5,457,823.00

Personally, I would do the Chinatown option. Where you get dropped off in Philly is LITERALLY a block away from the station where you catch the train to Newark. It's an extra hour's ride, but your money! www.SEPTA.com for train info.

Good luck!
haha, I like 3) the best

I took the china bus to new york several times and think, that's one of the best options.

But looking around at UD (even everything is close by) I would also consider renting a car and maybe look at some housing options as well. maybe share a car with a friend.

btw, I always wanted to ask that question (hope, the OP does not mind): in germany we have a kind of car pool, where people post, whenever they have capacity in their car to go to certain cities and on the other hand people post, who need a ride. you pay a couple of cent per milage and a small fee to the company, who is organizing it. Did you hear of anything like that ?

I admit, I once found a driver, I would not join another time, but overall it was a great deal for both sides and I made tons of nice contacts !
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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haha, I like 3) the best
btw, I always wanted to ask that question (hope, the OP does not mind): in germany we have a kind of car pool, where people post, whenever they have capacity in their car to go to certain cities and on the other hand people post, who need a ride. you pay a couple of cent per milage and a small fee to the company, who is organizing it. Did you hear of anything like that ?
YES! That's the way Delaware has operated for many years, even before bus transportation, and even before DuPont Highway (Rt. 13) had dual lanes (some time in the 40's, I vaguely remember). There are parking lots up and down the state, but I think private entities own the lots....not sure. Off the cuff, there's a big car pool lot on the west side of Rt. 13, at the corner of Pine Tree Road (Townsend address). Downstate, there's one on Coastal Highway near Frederica, and I've seen a car pool lot near K-Mart in Dover. I'm sure there are others, and I don't think these are advertised. Word-of-mouth is still the primary source for obtaining this information, either at the local diner, tavern, or workplace, where the real valuable stuff is learned . Perhaps those car-pooling will read this and add much more than I am able.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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The OP had to make this trip in Jan 2009
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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muhaha ... almost done studying by now
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