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Old 03-06-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Thanks. I booked on Megabus. Boltbus and Megabus were both booked during morning, but I got a seat for afternoon. I guess I gotta reserve earlier.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:59 AM
 
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I would go either Bolt or Mega Bus if I could: because they have newer buses and the Trips are NON-STOP I've been able to make the Philly-NYC in 90mins on some trips..

SEPTA/NJT Train Combo - Is EXTREMELY SLOWWWWW!!!! Way too many stops on Both Lines takes close to 2hr 30 mins to get to From one end to the other, and that's only if you're able to make the transfer in Trenton with little to no Wait time...And OH if NJT or SEPTA is running late neither will wait for the other meaning your screwd by an Hr.

Greyhound - Is problably the Best option if you plan to come back late and has a cheap 20$ roundtrip ticket if you by online... Be Warned Though...Greyhound IMO is bottom of barrell service of buses...

- They dont believe on running on a set schedule, if you're suppose to leave at 10pm dont expect the bus to actually leave until 10:15 10:30...

- The help at the terminals have the worst STREET Additudes you'll ever encounter in Public Transit.

- They have a habit of selling 200 tickets for one bus and bumping folks to the next bus, so get to the line early.

- Unlike Mega, Bolt, and Chinatown, certain trip on Greyhound need to stop in both MT Laurel and Camden...Some trips are NON Stop but those are few and far between.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Greyhound - Is problably the Best option if you plan to come back late and has a cheap 20$ roundtrip ticket if you by online... Be Warned Though...Greyhound IMO is bottom of barrell service of buses...
ha! very true. i had a friend from Manhattan visit us in Philly. he took the Greyhound but the bus broke down in Jersey and, apparently, no one was allowed to get out of the bus. he called us in a panic and said that he was stuck in a place called "Cherry Hills" lol
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:21 AM
 
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I'm suprised people don't like the Chinatown buses. My SO and I take them quite often to get to NYC and DC. I have never had a problem. Not sure why you need your bus driver to speak english...

I have also heard good things about Bolt and Megabus as well but never experienced them first hand.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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I'm suprised people don't like the Chinatown buses. My SO and I take them quite often to get to NYC and DC. I have never had a problem. Not sure why you need your bus driver to speak english...

I have also heard good things about Bolt and Megabus as well but never experienced them first hand.
I took a Chinatown bus to DC on several occasions. I used to get there in blazing speed: 2.5 hours. In fact, it was too fast; I once observed the speedometer at 90mph. Even at that speed, the drivers used to hound the cars in front of them until they relented and moved out of the way. And then there were also the unscheduled highway stops for gas - couldn't that have been taken care of before the trip? - as well as the occasional extra stop on the outskirts of the Baltimore Travel Plaza. I'd assume that Mega and Bolt were more professional and safety-conscious, although I have also never experienced either of them.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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I believe there is an insurance issue with the Chinatown buses. Not so with Bolt or Mega.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Hmm Boltbus is full tomorrow morning, any other similar bus services ?
How about the chinatown bus? does this still run?
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Can you drive halfway to Hamilton Station in NJ? Park and ride there, and you'll be on the train for less time, and avoid most of the vehicular traffic concerns around New York.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Can you drive halfway to Hamilton Station in NJ? Park and ride there, and you'll be on the train for less time, and avoid most of the vehicular traffic concerns around New York.
I dont have a car

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I believe there is an insurance issue with the Chinatown buses. Not so with Bolt or Mega.
What is this insurance issue ?

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IGreyhound IMO is bottom of barrell service of buses...

- They dont believe on running on a set schedule, if you're suppose to leave at 10pm dont expect the bus to actually leave until 10:15 10:30...
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I ended up taking Megabus; and I did not have a good experience.
For Philly->NYC, the bus left philly 1hr30min late
For the return trip, the left 30 min late.

Is this standard for Megabus ? Do they follow their website publised times or is it published time+15 min or something ?
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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philly has some of the best public transportation and so does new york they are the same
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