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Old 03-21-2012, 01:30 AM
 
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visiting from hawaii in july 6 and 7 and looking for hotels. never been so very unfamiliar. found one in norristown and one in mt laurel that will accomodate my large family but wondering about the commute in to philadelphia (independence hall, etc). they are both about 30-35 minutes according to google maps but i don't think that takes traffic into consideration. we'd probably be heading into town about 8am and back to the hotel about 6 (yeah i know, rush hour both ways). any thoughts? mahalo and aloha!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Mount Laurel hands down. You would just take Route 38 to the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philly. It usually isn't too bad - even during rush hour; however, you have to pay a $5 toll.

Norristown would be an awful drive as you have to take I-76 which is ALWAYS jammed during rush hour.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Mount Laurel hands down. You would just take Route 38 to the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philly. It usually isn't too bad - even during rush hour; however, you have to pay a $5 toll.

Norristown would be an awful drive as you have to take I-76 which is ALWAYS jammed during rush hour.
What he said. However the toll is only west bound, east bound it's free.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Also agree; will be easier from Mt Laurel as opposed to Norristown area. 76 is a mess from the western suburbs
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I agree with everyone. Id rather drive Mt. Laurel to Philly anyday
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Default mahalo

thanks for all the replies. mt laurel it is. aloha!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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If you think about it you can justify the tolls. Sure in Jersey you pay a toll but in PA you are paying a little more in gas.... so the price of commuting equals out either way. (If you are driving the same distance of course)
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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Of course if the toll is really a problem there is the Tycony-Palmyra bridge. That is all I use now when heading west out of NJ.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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Of course if the toll is really a problem there is the Tycony-Palmyra bridge. That is all I use now when heading west out of NJ.
you live in a Rittenhouse high rise and yet you drive out of your way to save $3 on a toll?
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:58 AM
 
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you live in a Rittenhouse high rise and yet you drive out of your way to save $3 on a toll?
I do. I am retired and I have more time than money. (My apartment is paid for, otherwise I couldn't afford it.)
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