Though the railway was key to the resort town’s early development, there is no longer a direct train connecting NYC to Atlantic City. Buses to Atlantic City are plentiful and the trip takes about two hours by road. Once in A.C., the Jitney ($2.25; jitneyac.com) is the best way to get around town.
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Academy runs the most extensive service from NYC, operating multiple lines that depart from Port Authority and three additional locations. The coaches whisk you to almost every major casino in Atlantic City, and each one offers bonus packages to Academy customers, such as $25 in slot machine credits or food vouchers. 800-442-7272, academybus.com. See website for schedule, stops and destinations. Round trip $36.
Greyhound Lucky Streak
Greyhound provides service to eight A.C. casinos from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and offers bonus deals similar to those offered by Academy. 800-231-2222, luckystreakbus.com. Round trip $37–$40.
Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton’s once-a-day bus originates in Long Island, makes a stop in Queens Village, and finally departs Manhattan from Broadway and 45th Street at 10:25am, bound for Resorts and Borgata. Along the way, riders enjoy lavish amenities like movies shown on five flatscreen TVs, reclining leather seats, free Wi-Fi and a snack bar. 631-537-5800, hamptonluxuryliner.com. Round trip $45–$60.
Limo to Atlantic City
This limousine company will pick you up anywhere in the tristate area and drop you off at the A.C. destination of your choice. The company suggests that you make reservations at least 24 hours in advance, but unscheduled pickups are sometimes available. For more information and reservations, call 646-340-5370 or visit limo-to-atlantic-city.com. One-way from Manhattan: sedan $190–$220; SUV $260–$280; stretch limousine $290–$350.