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Atlantic City to NYC BusAtlantic City, New Jersey has it all–the beach, the casinos, the clubs, the entertainment, the beach and the restaurants!

“Do AC” and Do NYC at the same time! We put together a guide to getting from Atlantic City to NYC.

This way, you can spend the night in an Atlantic City casino and spend the next day in New York City without having to do too much planning.

Drive from Atlantic City to NYC

Driving from Atlantic City to New York City can take anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. This drive may take even longer with traffic, as both the Atlantic City and New York City areas can be pretty congested at times. The two cities are approximately 130 miles away from each other.

The fastest route would be the Garden State Parkway, with I-95 being an alternate route. See the interactive map below for directions on the Garden State Parkway.

Trains from Atlantic City to New York City

Luckily, the NJ Transit has a train line that is specifically for the Atlantic City area. This is called the Atlantic City Line.

Atlantic City Line

It’s first stop is in Atlantic City and it runs all the way to Pennsauken, where you would need to get onto a train running on the River Line.

After the River Line brings you to Trenton, transfer to a train on the Northeast Corridor line.

Stay on this train until the very last stop, which is New York Penn Station!

If you want to take the train, be sure to plan ahead–as the trip can take 4-5 hours total.

Use the Itinerary Planner on the NJ Transit website to find out the schedules (Select “travel by rail only”).

Atlantic City to NYC Bus

One of the most popular ways to travel between Atlantic City and NYC is by bus.

NJ Transit

NJ Transit does have a bus that goes directly from Atlantic City to Port Authority in New York City and this trip usually takes two and a half hours. This bus can be found in the Atlantic City Bus Terminal.

There are also different routes that can be taken, but they do involve transfers and take a bit longer.

Use the NJ Transit Itinerary Planner to plan an trip that works for you.

Greyhound

Greyhound also has a bus route that travels directly from Atlantic City to New York City. The price starts at $25.00 and the trip takes about two and a half hours.

Book a trip that works with your schedule.

Stay in Atlantic City for the Night

Staying in Atlantic City for a night or two? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of the best hotels in the area.

Book Hotel NowBally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino – Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Borgata Way Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowThe Claridge by Radisson – S Indiana Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowCaesars Atlantic City Resort & Casino – Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowThe Water Club – Renaissance Way Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowTropicana – Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowHarrah’s Resort – Harrah’s Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ

Book Hotel NowGolden Nugget – Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ

See all hotels in the Atlantic City area.


Want to see more? See our guides for getting to NYC from a different city:

Jersey City Trenton Montclair Fort Lee Red Bank
Find one of the best hotels near New York City that are located in New Jersey.