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Every bus to Atlantic City from NYC

Hop on a bus to Atlantic City to head to the glitzy beachside playground for gambling, boozing and luxe hotel rooms

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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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Academy Bus
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.

Megabus
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.

NJ Transit
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.

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Comments

15 comments
JK S
JK S

it's absolutely criminal for you to post Academy as a viable option! I should've double checked on Yelp before spending $40 on a roundtrip ticket that was a joke because the bus out was cancelled (I had to buy a one way Greyhound ticket), and the return buses were overbooked; for the return, I was denied boarding until I was just barely able to get on the third bus I stood in line to board (2 hours total of standing in long lines in the cold, barely covered garage space.) Then, turns out the seats were much narrower even than Greyhound, plus drafty, so I ended up with a numb arm from having it crammed next to the window for 2.5 hours. Oh, and there was no casino credit as promised. No apologies, no refund. I looked on Yelp and this seems par for the course with this company.

Farah H
Farah H

@Shelly P  hi shelly , i went to the website but there is no email ot message to contact them on .. only a phone number.. do you have any clue how can i reach them ? 

I want to check for the ticket prices from NY to Atlantic city.. Many thanks

Rich D
Rich D

The transportation options to Atlantic City are very limited. It is no wonder that the casinos are going bankrupt. 8 million people live in New York City, and the state of New Jersey never invested in building a direct rail from Manhattan to Atlantic City. I can drive door to door in 2 hours, but by train, taking either 2 or 3 trains, a minimum 3.5 hours. As for buses, aside from the extremely limited direct lines, a bus ride from Manhattan will cost you 3.5 to 4 hours each way.


Sorry Atlantic City, New Jersey failed you.

Akinyele S
Akinyele S

You said exactly what was on my mind

Trevor S
Trevor S

Wow, I think that it would be a blast to take one of these buses to Atlantic City. The one in this photo looks really nice. I'm sure that they are more comfortable than riding in airplanes as well. I'm sure it might take a little bit longer, but at least you get to enjoy the view. http://www.bushireadelaide.com.au

Joey W
Joey W Spammer

Thanks for giving all these options.  I really needed to find out what type of transpiration I would be using for my trip. Now I feel more confident about going to New York knowing I have some many options. 

Rachel B
Rachel B SpammerBanned

My grandma and her friends have been thinking of getting away and having a trip.  None of them drive so they really like the idea of finding a charter bus to take them everywhere.  It seems there are so many good options for transportation these days. 

Hollie T
Hollie T

Having multiple modes of inter-city transportation is fantastic! I wish there were more public transportation methods around where I live. Trains are fast, but buses can get you closer to where you need to be. When I was a student, having a cheap bus pass made my life so much easier. http://www.ak-ecabtaxi.com/Services/ 

Larry Fine
Larry Fine

Hampton Luxury Liner says on their Facebook (July 23, 2013): We no longer do runs to Atlantic City, only unless it's a charter with a group. If you need more info, call 631-567-5100 and we will be glad to assist you!

Svelana
Svelana

We bought tickets to Tropicana casino from an authorized agent situated on Hylan plaza (Staten Island). For the round trip on Sunday June 30. We departed from the Hylan plaza. On our back trip home, the driver of the Academy bus refused to take us to that plaza. He dropped us on Richmond Rd/ Narrows Rd. He said "he wants us to be removed from bus", even though we said we have no metro card to get home, and our car was left on the Hylan plaza. We cannot understand what kind of "round trip" is that, when you depart from one place and arrived at different without any prior notice. The attitude of the driver was unprofessional, and ridiculous. My husband has high blood pressure, and he felt really bad after all has happened. The bus number was 1839. This trip was on Sunday, June 30. We want to clarify this situation, and understand if we deserved to be treated like that

Marty b
Marty b

The Hampton luxury liner hasn't run to resorts since January