Before this past weekend, I would always drive to and from NYC. I have a Corolla so it’s pretty efficient on gas, and its nice being on my own schedule rather than having to be somewhere by a certain time. But then a few months ago I took a $15 bus to Philly and couldn’t believe how great it was. It had free wifi, I could sleep the whole time, and the trip was over before I knew it.
Now, I don’t mind driving, but with the price of gas and tolls these days, it turns out its way cheaper when I’m traveling alone to take a bus. I ended up taking one bus up to a NY and a different one home, so I thought I’d break down the pros and cons of each one in case you’re thinking about doing a DC/NY bus trip.
On the way up, I took Bolt Bus. My bus left at 2pm and I was in NYC around 7pm, so a 5 hour trip total.
|– CHEAP. Only $15 one way.||– Slightly less comfortable seats|
|– Great schedule. Lots of departure times during the week.||– The bus STANK. Every time someone opened the bathroom door it would reek for at least 20 mins.|
|– Free wifi and outlets in each seat.||– No movie|
|– Cup holders on the back of each seat!||– Very cold air coming out of the vents|
On the way back from NYC, I took DC2NY. The bus left at 1pm and I arrived in DC at 6pm – so 5 hours again.
|– Very comfortable seats||– Twice as expensive ($30 v. $15)|
|– Very clean bus. Smelled great.||– Less frequent departures during the week|
|– You get to vote for whether you want to watch a movie or not.|
|– Free bottle of water!|
|– Free wifi and oulets|
- Green peppers
- Green Beans
- Blueberries (x3 – buy one get two free!)
- Chik’n Scallopini (see below)
- Pistachio Gelato
- Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Fage 0%
- Olive Oil Spray
- Sliced Olives (x2)
- Salsa x2
- Cannelini Beans
- Pinto Beans
This is a new-to-me product:
The stats are quite good, too:
I haven’t tried them yet but will keep you posted on how they are. I don’t usually have faux-meat products that often, but its nice to have things like that in the freezer on occasion for quick meals in a pinch.
What’s your preferred way to get places? Bus, train, plane, drive?
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