So Spouse & I were all set to take the train, Amtrak, to NYC. I really don't mind driving, but you never know if you'll be able to find a place to park your car without paying an arm and a leg, or if you'll have to get up and move it to the opposite side of the street or something. You don't need a car in NYC, so we figured we'd take the train. We took it to NYC 4 years ago to get on a cruise ship that departed from NYC, and it was so nice and easy. Of course, that's when we lived 15 minutes from the DC train station. Now we are about 90 minutes from the closest train station. Still, the train beats flying and driving/parking.
But then, last Fri a friend told me about BoltBus. I'd never heard of it, but found from their website that they make multiple trips daily between DC, Philly, NYC, and Boston, and are extremely affordable.
To catch the train we'd have to drive 90 minutes to Wilmington and then ride the rails to NYC, for about $90. each round trip. On BoltBus, we'll have to drive about 90 minutes to Philly and then ride in the roomy bus (with electrical outlets and wifi internet for your portable DVD player and laptop) for about $15. each round trip. And it takes just about the same amount of time to get there, and drops you off at practically the same location as the train.
Needless to say, being the extreme bargain hunters we are, Spouse & I were quite pleased with this and have made a change in plan to take BoltBus. And speaking of bargains, we opted not to buy full price for our theatre tickets by purchasing them in advance. Instead we will visit TKTS the day of and get 1/2 price tickets to the shows we want to see, since they've both been out for a while. If we can't get them, we'll get tickets to see something else. I mean, hey! Its Broadway, right? Every show is good.