United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Train or bus DC to NYC

Jump to last reply

I was all set to book our tickets through Amtrak on the Northeast Regional train from Washington DC to NYC, just doing some final research before hitting the button then read a post about how luggage unfriendly Penn Station is. Would a porter to help us navigate, we want to get the subway downtown to 14th Street? If so how much do we tip?

I would love your thoughts then on train versus bus. We will have a medium suitcase each, DH wears a daypack and I will have a small cabin size roller.

Pro's for bus is having our luggage stored for the trip and maybe easier access at the Port Authority terminus. Which bus line to use?

Is the train more reliable time wise? We will be traveling on a Thursday mid morning in November.

22 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 relocating travel
  2. 2 Hearst Castle - Is the Grand Rooms tour really the best for first timers?
  3. 3 Mesa Verde
  4. 4 Ideas for 1st time trip to LA/Santa Monica/Hollywood with 16 yr old
  5. 5 Alaska trip -Labor Day weekend
  6. 6 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  7. 7 Vegas - Grand Canyon - Tucson
  8. 8 Hiking Arches or Canyonlands National Park in fall?
  9. 9 NEW YORK CITY!!!
  10. 10 Is Fox Rent A Car any good?
  11. 11 Seattle Hyatts
  12. 12 Another Southwest Airlines Early Bird Question
  13. 13 No accomodation in Hana...should we forget about it?
  14. 14 Trip to the Adirondacks
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  16. 16 Heading to Maine in September - Where are the moose?
  17. 17 Need help with Yellowstone and area starting in SLC
  18. 18 LA via Death Valley, Grand Canyon to Vegas
  19. 19 A tour of an Amish Community near Midland MI
  20. 20 Vail or Aspen in summertime?
  21. 21 Half Moon Bay, CA - stay there or go to Napa Valley?
  22. 22 Amtrak Train from California to Oregon or Washington
  23. 23 LUNCH IN ORLANDO, FL
  24. 24 December Break Need Recommendations for Southern Travel
  25. 25 Bath County, VA - anyone ever been?
View next 25 » Back to the top