Commuting from NYC to Berea, KY
September 3, 2006 1:51 AM   Subscribe

NYC to Berea, Kentucky. Best ways to travel back and forth, about 6 roundtrips over the course of 3 months? Low cost is very important, but not quite so important that I could stomach the 19-hour Greyhound ride every time. Can't find any budget airlines that go NYC-Lexington. Some cheap flights BWI-LEX and some NYC-Dayton -- maybe those are my best choice even with the added time/cost on bus legs? Finally, anybody know approx. taxi cost Lex-Berea (for times when Greyhound schedule doesn't fit with my plane)? Thanks!
posted by lorimer to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Best answer: take a closer look at this website:

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good luck!
posted by krautland at 2:51 AM on September 3, 2006 [1 favorite]

I can't check pricing right now, but you might consider a train.
posted by gregschoen at 2:57 AM on September 3, 2006

Also look into flying into Louisville. The airport's similar to Dayton in terms of size and fares, and you'll land closer to your destination.
posted by brett at 5:40 AM on September 3, 2006

I can't check pricing right now, but you might consider a train.

The nearest Amtrak station is two hours away.
posted by oaf at 7:24 AM on September 3, 2006

Best answer: Southwest flies into Louisville, so you can try flying to Louisville and then getting to Berea from here. It's about 70-75 minutes from Louisville to Lexington (driving), so figure some increase in how long it takes to get to Berea. I'm not sure how Greyhound times work for that, though.
posted by dilettante at 8:45 AM on September 3, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks for pointing me at Louisville! I don't know KY so I didn't realize that was a good hub to look at. Southwest to Louisville + Greyhound (or flights to LEX when I can find them via the airfare search sites + Greyhound) looks pretty workable!
posted by lorimer at 12:38 PM on September 3, 2006

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