East Coast travel optimization: trains, cars, and planes.
February 25, 2013 12:38 PM Subscribe
I a (mostly) West coaster, and will be on the Eastern seaboard next week for some travel. Here's what my plan is:
(1) Thursday - Washington DC to West Point (by train and rental car)
(2) Sunday - West Point to NYC (by rental car, need to drop someone in NY at an airport)
(3) Sunday - Stay overnight in NYC are thereabouts in prep for (4). Nice to have would be within striking distance to do something in NYC that night, but this is optional
(4) Monday - Fly out from LaGuardia in the afternoon
posted by artlung to travel & transportation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For (1) I will be taking Amtrak up to NYC, and I think I need to rent a car at LaGuardia because I need to end up there for (4). But could I theoretically take the train all the way to West Point and then rent a car on that Sunday?
I guess I'm wondering is - what's the best place to rent a car around NYC or between NYC and West Point for (1). And how much hassle can I expect dropping the car at LaGuardia (3/4) if I start somewhere else. I could theoretically return the car at (3) or (4) but have not settled on that.
I really don't know what I don't know about doing trains and renting cars in the NYC area and getting in and out of LaGuardia. Tips on getting to West Point generally are also welcome. Thanks!