NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.
July 5, 2012 4:03 PM Subscribe
Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend?
posted by Urban Winter to travel & transportation (15 answers total)
So, I'm going to Dragon*Con this coming Labor Day. This will be my fifth year there, and while I have a bigger budget than in years previous, money is still tight in general. I can leave, at the earliest, on Wednesday afternoon (8/30), and would like to arrive no later than 7am on Friday. Coming back, I can arrive any time on the following Tuesday or Wednesday, but I don't want to leave Atlanta until Monday.
It will be me and two friends (all of us courteous, mannerly young men, if it matters) with a grand total of three duffel bags and two backpacks worth of luggage... And we need to individually pay less than $200 round-trip.
I'd love to take the train (my whole body starts to hurt something fierce when I have to sit on a bus or in a car for more than four hours at a time, so you can imagine how the 25-hour bus ride or 19-hour car ride would go for me), but it's $325 per person - not possible.
Can anyone help me out here? Anyone have any travel tricks (beyond just traveling by montage) that might help get the three of us to the con on time and on budget?