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View Poll Results: hi.
1 time per year 7 41.18%
12 times per year (once a month) 3 17.65%
25+ times a year (once every few weeks) 5 29.41%
never 2 11.76%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Just wondering how often people in these cities take advantage of the access to NYC?

How much does it cost?

How long does it take?

How often do you go?
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: moving again
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If i lived in either of those cities, i would go very rarely. Kind of like how i only go to DC every so often despite quick access. And just like with here, i would wish i went more often.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The City
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Just wondering how often people in these cities take advantage of the access to NYC?

I go frequently for work so this may disqualify a real answer, for pleasure roughly once a month but would say pleasure exclusive trips are realy 8-10 a year. I would guess that more from Philly take advantage more frequently as the travel time is about one-third that of Boston


How much does it cost? $120 for Business - Driving is about $60 in tolls and parking - For pleasure i usually drive to Trenton and take NJT for about $20 roundtrip - there are many intangibles such as cab/subway fares and I do at times take Septa to Trenton or just opt for Metro Amtrak service which I can get from 30th street to NY Penn Station for ~$60 roundtrip. Driving I usually estimate at two hours to get parked somewhere but typically bail for pleasure and take path which all combined can be 1:45 minutes as it avoids the tunnels into manhattan

In Philly there is also DC ~ 2 hours by car or train or Baltimore at about 70-80 minutes (I always drive to Baltimore). For pleasure I am in DC about 5-6 times a year and baltimore 1-2 times. I hardly travel to DC for business anymore, unless I include Rockville/Gaithersburg but to them I currently drive but have occasionally done Acela plus Metro. For pleasure trips to DC I do about half via train and half by car depending on the location...

How long does it take? Acela about 65 minutes

How often do you go? ~30 times a year (8-10 for pleasure)

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I don't live in Boston, but whenever I go to NYC I travel through Boston. A one-way ticket on Megabus can cost as little as $5 or even $1 if I book it early. The trip takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes by bus.

As it is now, I typically go to NYC about once a year. I'm not sure whether I would go more frequently if I lived in Boston.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: The City
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I don't live in Boston, but whenever I go to NYC I travel through Boston. A one-way ticket on Megabus can cost as little as $5 or even $1 if I book it early. The trip takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes by bus.

As it is now, I typically go to NYC about once a year. I'm not sure whether I would go more frequently if I lived in Boston.

Yeah I have yet to use Megabus or the other one (cant remember the name but man they are all over the Jersey Turnpike these days) I think if booked early enough the Megabus or Bolt (ah that is the name) has fares as low $1 to NYC from Philly, I think the average price is closer to $10 each way though...
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Philly/NYC is a much quicker trip than Boston/NYC. I live in New York and have gone to Philly to see a show and come back on the same night. I know many people in Philly who do the same.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I go probably once a year. I used to take the Fung Wah bus b/c it's only $15...but they're wicked shady and unreliable. I have driven myself down from now on, but if I were to go again I'd either fly or take the Bolt Bus.

It only takes like 3-3 1/2 hours if I'm driving but the buses can be 4 1/2.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I live across the river from NYC, and not including all the family visits I make each year, I go about 10-15 times a year for recreational purposes.

I've only been to Philly twice, and Boston 3 times in my life.

(I didn't mean to vote)
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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I go to NY from Philly probably like a couple of times a year. Its only about $20 round trip on the chinatown bus and it takes about a hour and a half. If I drive, I can get there quicker of course.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Never- I don't live in Boston or Philadelphia. I go to New York City on average, once every 1.5 years or so.
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