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Old 08-06-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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When you buy Boltbus or Megabus tickets online, you get an email confirmation that you can show to get on the bus. There are standby lines, but no guarantees that you will get a seat. They open five minutes before the scheduled departure and it's best to be one of the first in the line.

Here are directions to the campus

From Center City Philadelphia/30th Street Station
Take SEPTA's R8 Chestnut Hill West train.
Get off at the Queen Lane station.
Cross Wissahickon Avenue and walk down Queen Lane (only half a block) to the College of Medicine on the left side of the street.

You can get the schedule at SEPTA | Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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When you buy Boltbus or Megabus tickets online, you get an email confirmation that you can show to get on the bus. There are standby lines, but no guarantees that you will get a seat. They open five minutes before the scheduled departure and it's best to be one of the first in the line.
So onecan use either a smartphone or a tablet of some kind to show one has purchased a ticket in advance online. As for a non-advance purchase on the spot do they accept all kinds of payment (cash or debit/credit card)? Also can I assume that if one buys a ticket on the spot (assuming it is available), it costs more than the online advance purchase?
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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Yes, you can show it on your phone/tablet. Cash only, I think it's a few dollars more. The main problem is a seat not being available. And if there is one, chances it will be next to the bathroom.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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The only way you won't get a guaranteed seat is if you don't buy a ticket online. As long as you do that and get to the bus stop at least 15 minutes ahead of time (I usually get there 30 minutes ahead), then you'll be fine.

I would not suggest waiting to go standby if you can help it. It's just too risky.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:53 AM
 
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Since your event is so early in the morning I would do the BOLT bus friday late afternoon and then stay at teh Motel 6 in Essington which is really close to the airport and relatively inexpensive. ~90 bucks a night. that's about as cheap as I think you're going to get. I'd probably spring for the courtyard marriott myself.
I saw a Quality Inn listed online in the area at just over $70 a night. Is anyone familiar with it?
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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I saw a Quality Inn listed online in the area at just over $70 a night. Is anyone familiar with it?
Check Trip Advisor. Can't go wrong.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:19 AM
 
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I ended up staying at Red Roof Inn Plus+ (which turned out to be next door to the Motel 6) which was $93 (including taxes) for one night. Also I found someone who was willing to drive me back & fore (NYC-Philly-NYC) after work on Friday night so I didn't end up using public transportation or doing anything else in the Philly area (as they wanted to return asap after the event). So that was more much convenient than using any form of public transportation but I do appreciate everyone who replied to my original post.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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You got lucky with the car ride. If not for that, and if the cheapest train ride you could get was like $200 one way, Uber or Lyft would probably be better, lol. (I've seen that price once in awhile.)
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