Newark Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night?
February 12, 2012 3:23 PM Subscribe
How do I get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
on a Friday night?
posted by grouse to travel & transportation around Philadelphia, PA (23 answers total)
My flight arrives around 5:15 p.m. I figured I would take Amtrak to Philadelphia, but now I see that the next train isn't until 6:47, and it's sold out in coach, so I would need a $125 business class seat. In Philly, I'm staying with a friend near Poplar and N 29th St.
Here are the options I've figured out:
Amtrak: $125, arrive at 8:15 (7:47 plus local transit). Does anyone know what will happen if I reserve tickets and then my plane is late?
NJ Transit/SEPTA: $25.75, arrive at 8:55. Downside: additional transfer, less comfy than Amtrak. There's also another itinerary that will get me there a little earlier if I backtrack via Newark Penn Station and add another transfer.
Car rental: $81 at Hotwire plus gas (88 mi) and tolls, arrive around 7:30 (30 min + 1:42 for driving). Not sure how easy it will be to park in Philadelphia. Then I have the pain of driving it back to the airport afterward. I'm heading to NYC on Sunday night but taking a train the whole way would be easier.
Shared ride shuttle: there are some web sites that advertise such a thing, but they don't list prices and I assume it is expensive.
Other sensible options?