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Old 12-05-2014, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hi All,

I will be in Lansdale, PA next week on business and I have a free day on Tuesday. I would like to make a day trip into NYC to check the city out. I will have a rental car so I can drive a certain distance to pick up a train but I would rather not drive into the city itself.

What is the best way to get to NYC from Lansdale?? I'm an early riser so I will likely be up and ready to go by 6am so the early trains/buses/etc don't scare me.

Thanks so much!
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I would probably drive to Trenton or Princeton and get a NJ Transit or Amtrak train from there.NJ transit trains will be cheaper and far more frequent. I would avoid gong into Philadelphia.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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I would probably drive to Trenton or Princeton and get a NJ Transit or Amtrak train from there.NJ transit trains will be cheaper and far more frequent. I would avoid gong into Philadelphia.
Thank you! Do you know if Princeton and Trenton have available public parking?
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Thank you! Do you know if Princeton and Trenton have available public parking?
Better check the NJ Transit website for schedules and parking availability.I think they both have public parking but not sure how much at either and whether lots can sometimes be full.Trenton is a fair sized city so one might assume more options but I really have no 1st hand experience.

You might want to pose this question in the NJ forum where you might get more info on this and whether there might be other options.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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Parking spaces at the train stations in Trenton and Princeton Junction are very limited. My suggestion would be to take US 202 from Lansdale to I-287 North to I-78 East. I-78 turns into a NJ Turnpike extension beyond the Newark Airport and ends in Jersey City and Hoboken where there are lots of parking garages. You then take the PATH train into NYC. A GPS unit in your rental car would be helpful.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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You're not too far from King of Prussia Mall - I feel like there are Greyhound and other buses that frequent out of there. I would look into that option as well.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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I would actually drive to hamilton. Same distance, a bit more civil of a place. They should have public parking.

You could always drive to hoboken, park there, and take ferry over.
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