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Atlantic City: arriving by train

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by LowRoller Bruce, Jul 10, 2024.

  1. LowRoller Bruce

    LowRoller Bruce Tourist

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    I will be travelling from central Philadelphia to Atlantic City by train. A few questions:

    1) Anyone had experience of using the NJ Transit shuttles to and from the train station at AC?
    https://www.jitneyac.com/atlantic-city-rail-terminal
    Do you have to phone up and request these, or just wait at the appropriate bus stop?

    2) Is it safe to walk from the train station to the boardwalk during the daytime? It is is only a couple of blocks and there seems to be an indoor shopping mall on the route.
     
  2. Sgt_Shultz

    Sgt_Shultz If the phone doesn't ring it's me

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    @LowRoller Bruce
    1.They will be lined up outside the station waiting for you on arrival
    There are signs indicating which casinos they go to but I suggest confirming with the driver
    I suggest picking up the current schedule on your way out the door
    The NJtransit website is so bad someone actually created a website "NJtranshit"
    Going back the jitney comes about 30mins ( i usually get there 45min) before the train leaves
    It will say "train station shuttle"
    Be aware the shuttle only stops at certain places so check the sign or better yet ask when you get off

    2. Safe yes but it is further then it looks and it's an outdoor mall unless you plan on shopping I would take the shuttle especially in the summer
     
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  3. smerrian

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    I average taking the train down to AC about once a month, maybe a bit more. Very convenient.
    They have 3 jitney shuttles lined up just outside the station when the train arrives....just follow the crowd. Each jitney goes to 3 different casinos; confirm with the driver when you board if they're the right jitney for your casino. DO PICK UP A SCHEDULE WHEN YOU ARE WALKING THROUGH THE STATION TO THE JITNEY. I no longer do this as I downloaded the NJTransit app which works beautifully.
    To return, the shuttle actually comes to pick you up at the casino around 20 minutes prior to the train's scheduled departure. I show up at the casino's jitney stop about 30 minutes before the train's scheduled departure.
    You will be looking for the jitney labeled 'train station', not the regular jitney labeled 'jitney $2.50'

    Walking to the boardwalk. Sure, no problems with the walk but as @Sgt_Shultz said, it's an outdoor outlet area (summer heat?) and it is a longer walk than you're probably expecting. I've done it. I'd take the shuttle.
     
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  4. bdautch

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    DC resident here. I routinely take Amtrak to Philly, then transfer to NJT and, upon arrival, easily walk to Caesars/Bally’s. Other properties are a bit more far flung, though, so I’d just walk onto one of the shuttles, or just live with a cab/Uber if that is your preference. Not a huge city so taxi or ride share costs are not outlandish.
     
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  5. LowRoller Bruce

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    Thanks for the replies, they were very helpful.
    My query about walking to/from the station was more to do with physical safety, rather than potential heat stroke.
    I suppose there may be some homeless people hanging around the station and the casinos.
     
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    Just a note, the outlet mall is outdoors over a few blocks. Not an interior mall.
     
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    Here is an example of the walk from the train station to Caesars porte cochere entrance. I would feel fine doing this walk with a roller bag in the daytime, you're walking through the Tanger Outlets. At night, I would take the Jitney or an Uber.

    walking path AC rail to Caesars.jpg
     
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