Chinatown (NYC) bus to Foxwoods
August 7, 2009 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Info needed on taking the Chinatown (NYC) bus to Foxwoods.

Friends, I will be travelling to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods a few weekends from now and, to get there, I am interested in taking the Chinatown bus from Manhattan. This website lists the beginning points for a few bus lines, but I cannot find any information beyond that. I called Foxwoods and they simply gave me the number for Lucky Star. I have not called Lucky Star yet, but their site does not mention the casino.

Does anyone have any experience with taking a bus from Chinatown to Foxwoods? A schedule and price would be most helpful (as well as any advice for when/where to buy tickets and arrive for departure).

Greyhound from the Port Authority is an option, but if a Chinatown bus is cheaper and quicker (no stops), then I'm compelled to go with the latter.
posted by dorisfromregopark to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (5 answers total)
 
Chinatown buses may have stops they don't tell you about. On a recent trip, I was surprised to have to change buses at one point.
posted by Obscure Reference at 11:53 AM on August 7, 2009


You say you want to leave from Manhattan, so this may not help. There are TONS of buses from Flushing (Queens) to Foxwoods if that would work for you. I can't vouch for any particular companies, but that Google search leads to some reviews as well as the actual companies.
posted by cushie at 12:10 PM on August 7, 2009


Here's a site with a breakdown of all the Chinatown buses, including which ones have casino routes to Foxwoods (click on the "Casino buses" link at the top of the page to be dropped down to all the casino expresses; it looks like about 4-5 have routes to Foxwoods).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:58 PM on August 7, 2009


Here's a site with a breakdown of all the Chinatown buses, including which ones have casino routes to Foxwoods (click on the "Casino buses" link at the top of the page to be dropped down to all the casino expresses; it looks like about 4-5 have routes to Foxwoods).

Yeah, I linked to that site in my question, but unless I'm missing something, this is all the information provided regarding buses to Foxwoods:

most casinos offer incentives for going to their casino; usually you pay the cost of the ticket, and you get back cash, or some type of comp. the tour operators that run the buses sometimes change names, etc. so only general info about service and schedules are given here.

to Foxwoods
from Manhattan (bus company #1): Bowery and Division St. (Confucius Plz)
from Manhattan (bus company#2): 100 Bowery.
from Manhattan (bus company #3): Grand St, btwn Forsyth & Chrystie Street
from Brooklyn: 55th St and 8th Ave,
from Flushing: 40 Rd and Main St.


This is a good starting point, I suppose, but I'm looking for more specific information (bus operators, schedules and prices).

You say you want to leave from Manhattan, so this may not help. There are TONS of buses from Flushing (Queens) to Foxwoods if that would work for you. I can't vouch for any particular companies, but that Google search leads to some reviews as well as the actual companies.

I am not opposed to leaving from Flushing, though that's a longer subway ride than what I was hoping for. One of the reviews is from this June, which is encouraging, and points me in the direction of Jessica Holding Inc. I'll look into that entity some more to find if departure times are listed.
posted by dorisfromregopark at 2:09 PM on August 7, 2009


Ah, I see --

Well, I just found this on another web page: "For additional information on bus trips to Foxwoods, call toll free, 888-BUS-2FOX. " According to the Chinatown Bus link, it looks like the problem is that things are changeable when it comes to the individual carrier, so your best bet may be to call Foxwoods and ask THEM "okay, who's making trips to you today?"
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:11 PM on August 7, 2009


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