“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.
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.
Luckily, the NJ Transit has a train line that is specifically for the Atlantic City area. This is called the 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”).
One of the most popular ways to travel between Atlantic City and NYC is by bus.
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 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.
Staying in Atlantic City for a night or two? We’ve got you covered. Check out some of the best hotels in the area.
Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino – Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Borgata Way Atlantic City, NJ
The Claridge by Radisson – S Indiana Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
Caesars Atlantic City Resort & Casino – Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
The Water Club – Renaissance Way Atlantic City, NJ
Tropicana – Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ
Harrah’s Resort – Harrah’s Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ
Golden Nugget – Huron Ave. & Brigantine Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ
See all hotels in the Atlantic City area.
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Can you take a train from Atlantic City to New York City?
Yes, the NJ Transit has a train line that is specifically for the Atlantic City area. This is called the Atlantic City Line.
How much is the train from Atlantic City to NYC?
The train from Atlantic City to NYC usually costs around $50.
What is the best way to get to Atlantic City from NYC?
The best way to get to Atlantic City from NYC is to drive. This will take you about two and a half hours, but sometimes less depending on traffic.
How much is the bus from Atlantic City to NYC?
The bus from Atlantic City to NYC costs about $20 on average.
How do I get from Manhattan to Atlantic City?
You can drive, take the Atlantic City Line, or take a bus from Manhattan to Atlantic City.
Is Atlantic City Dangerous?
Atlantic City can be dangerous. According to police data, it is one of the most dangerous cities in New Jersey.