Take a bus to Atlantic City when you need a change from the lights and sights of New York City—it’s the beachside playground of New Jersey. For the trip down, these buses get you from point A to point B, with point B being swanky casinos and hotels with some of the best restaurants in Atlantic City. With amenities like free WiFi, snack bars, en-route movie showings and more, these top bus lines rival the fun level of some of the best things to do in Atlantic City (almost).
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Making daily trips from NYC to AC, this bus line will get you there fast. Catch one of up to 13 trips from Port Authority on the hour to Caesar’s, Resorts, Harrah’s or the Tropicana, or one of up to four daily trips from 85th Street Candy to Caesar’s, Resorts or the Trop. (800-442-7272, academybus.com). See website for schedule details. Round trip $38–$40.
Greyhound Lucky Streak
Enjoy free WiFi and room to stretch your legs on the ride to either Bally’s, Harrah’s, Caesar’s, Resorts or the Tropicana. Multiple no-transfer trips depart daily from Port Authority and select other NYC locations. (800-231-2222, greyhound.com). See website for schedule details. Round trip $25 and up.
Limo to Atlantic City
Schedule a pickup from anywhere in NYC and enjoy a private limo ride to whichever hotel or casino you choose. You can schedule a day in advance to reserve your time slot, and if you book online, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount. (888-490-6240, limo-to-atlantic-city.com). Visit website for price quote.
With up to 10 departures from Port Authority every day—starting at 8am and ending with the last trip at 6pm on weekends—this two-and-a-half-hour route is one of the most accommodating for getting New Yorkers out of town. The double-decker bus includes outlets, WiFi and panoramic views. (877-462-6342, us.megabus.com). Round trip $35–$40.
Multiple buses make 10 weekday trips and 14 weekend trips from Port Authority to the Atlantic City bus terminal with earlier and later options than other options. There won’t be any extra frills on these buses, but they’ll get you where you want to go. (973-275-5555, njtransit.com). See website for full schedule. $37–$39.