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NYC to Baltimore-Train or Bus on the day of the NYC Marathon

Oct 15th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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NYC to Baltimore-Train or Bus on the day of the NYC Marathon

I have to go to Baltimore on November 2. I was going to take Amtrak but the price went up so was considering the MVP Bus for $20 until I remembered it's the day of the marathon.

Am I better off taking Amtrak? I live in NYC and take it every so often but have experienced delays although otherwise it's great. The bus is cheaper and an hour longer, but the price makes it worth it.

I will take Amtrak home as the price is still good on that return.

Help me make a decision! Thanks!
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Oct 15th, 2008, 06:55 PM
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When are you leaving? Bus probably will cross LT or HT. Marathon goes via VB to Bklyn then Manhattan, Bronx, Manhattan, so you probably won't hit the Marathon. I like Bolt Bus - time flies when you have WiFi.
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Oct 15th, 2008, 07:28 PM
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I want to leave at about noon-1-2 PMish. I booked Amtrak but can cancel if I need to. Have you ridden with Bolt? What's it like? Did you go to Baltimore, and if so how long did it take and were there cabs at the drop-off that I can take to my hotel? Thank you!
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Oct 16th, 2008, 05:16 AM
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The marathon will be completely irrelevant to you if you are taking a bus out of Manhattan. It doesn't go anywhere near the Port Authority bus terminal, and there are ramps leading right down to the tunnel entrance and to NJ. Take the bus.
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