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Old 12-18-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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I've heard of this for years but never really knew how it worked besides leaving late at night and arriving in NYC early morning and later on that day you can come back to Va Beach/Norfolk area. Basically a 1 day trip for less than $100.


Wondering what it's like though? I've heard some sketchy characters take the trip since it's so cheap.

Feedback? Anybody gone up..stayed a few days and came back? Ideally that's what I'd probably want to do.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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Yes you can. I always go to Va Beach by Chinese bus.. What bus are you planning on taking?
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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There is an alternative to Chinatown buses that my aunt likes to take after hearing about the possible safety issues with Chinatown bus lines. The company is called Sprinter Bus, who offers $45 one way trips from VB to NYC and $90 roundtrip fares.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:20 AM
 
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Yes you can. I always go to Va Beach by Chinese bus.. What bus are you planning on taking?

I don't really know of any in particular. Just trying to gather information to make the best possible decision.
Thanks
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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There is an alternative to Chinatown buses that my aunt likes to take after hearing about the possible safety issues with Chinatown bus lines. The company is called Sprinter Bus, who offers $45 one way trips from VB to NYC and $90 roundtrip fares.
Can you elaborate on safety issues? Also, do you know if the bus takes the eastern shore route or 64 to 95?
Thanks for the response.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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I've heard of this for years but never really knew how it worked besides leaving late at night and arriving in NYC early morning and later on that day you can come back to Va Beach/Norfolk area. Basically a 1 day trip for less than $100.


Wondering what it's like though? I've heard some sketchy characters take the trip since it's so cheap.

Feedback? Anybody gone up..stayed a few days and came back? Ideally that's what I'd probably want to do.
Yes. Does the job, but I would recommend the Greyhound; much better, plus free wi-fi (and electrical outlets to plug your charger into).

No sketchy characters. They do use the bus for cargo though so that is mixed in with your luggage.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Can you elaborate on safety issues? Also, do you know if the bus takes the eastern shore route or 64 to 95?
Thanks for the response.
Well, the largest Chinatown bus line, Fung Wah Bus, was shut down by the government due to numerous safety violations. Several other Chinatown bus lines have also been shut down as well due to safety violations.

As for route, Sprinter Bus apparently goes via the Eastern Shore, as the trip duration is listed as 6.5 hours between Virginia Beach and NYC, which seems to be in the ballpark for the Eastern Shore route. Pickup/dropoff locations in Hampton Roads include Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach (in that order based on schedules when heading from Hampton Roads to NYC), so apparently trips originating in the Peninsula actually take I-64 eastbound to Norfolk and Virginia Beach and then head north via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the Eastern Shore.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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Eastern Shore Route.

And please, please, do your homework. 64 to 95 is an amateur route, no self respecting commercial driver would use that route. Even Greyhound takes the Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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I actually prefer the Eastern Shore route when I've always traveled north. You'll hit some stop lights through VA/MD but it's nice to see the country side a little bit.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I actually prefer the Eastern Shore route when I've always traveled north. You'll hit some stop lights through VA/MD but it's nice to see the country side a little bit.
In addition, the extension and improvements of Delaware Route 1 has helped make the travel time even faster.
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