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    New York - Atlanta: train, plane, bus?

    Say you wanted to go from New York to Atlanta and back. Which type of transportation
    would use? Are American trains reliable? Are they comfortable? What about price? Any
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    Depending on when you want to travel, flying can be very reasonably priced - I just checked Travelocity for the cheapest round-trip from NY to Atlanta in August, and it came out to $305.

    American trains are terrible and buses are a pain in the neck.
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    Bus from NYC to Atlanta?! **** no. Do you know how long that would take?
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    It's 850 miles from NYC to Atlanta. That's the same distance from Rome to Istanbul (by plane). You're Croatian, right, Vetlegion? Think about that distance
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    My sources at Google Earth tell me it's almost 1400 km

    I think Amtrak is the best option, even though it takes 17 hours. Return ticket for $289.00.
    Can airplanes beat this price? I tried to find a cheaper air ticket in March, but found none.

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    Airtran has a hub in Atlanta, so you can probably get a cheap non-stop flight to and from New York
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    If I was the travelling type, I'd love to take a train across the US. If I could get a train to the US, I'd probably do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VetLegion View Post
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    Can airplanes beat this price? I tried to find a cheaper air ticket in March, but found none.
    There are a few for $268, but they're pre-March 13th which I'm guessing is too soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by VetLegion View Post
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    My sources at Google Earth tell me it's almost 1400 km

    I think Amtrak is the best option, even though it takes 17 hours. Return ticket for $289.00.
    Can airplanes beat this price? I tried to find a cheaper air ticket in March, but found none.
    Told you. A bus would be agonizing. Greyhound Bus says 22 hours.

    The benefit of a plane is that you could get down to Atlanta in about the time it takes to watch a movie.
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    Plane most definitely! I've done the trip many times.
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    Plane, just be sure it's a direct flight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cort Haus View Post
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    If I was the travelling type, I'd love to take a train across the US. If I could get a train to the US, I'd probably do it.
    This probably won't happen anytime soon, but it could

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    Definitely not a bus. I took one once from Dallas to near St. Louis and it was terrible. Now a bus full of friends would be a little different. I'd like to try a train.
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    Train most likely it is. The airline sites don't have the dates I need available. But the train
    is 18 hours... man, that's a looooong time.

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    My father goes from DC to Atlanta very frequently and he always flies. 18 hour train ride seems excessive.
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    If you cant fly then drive. It'll be less than 18 hrs, especially if you leave from Newark (we dont know where in NY).
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    12 hours by car, roughly. But it could be fun taking a train, I guess.
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    Hiking or car wasn't given as an option. Perfection, you seem like a bus person to me.
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    America's train system is terrible. It receives little attention government, breaks down frequently and takes forever to get anywhere.
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    America's train system is terrible. It receives little attention government, breaks down frequently and takes forever to get anywhere.
    The passenger train system is terrible, but that's because people don't really like riding trains because they are as sucky as airplanes except also slower. The freight train system is fine.
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    Freight is pretty bad too. But what are your sources?
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    If you want a relaxed trip where you see the US and make many stops (and don't own a car), trains in the US can be a good option. There are passes which allow you to board/etc several times in a limited amount of time for a reasonable price.

    If you don't want all three, fly/drive.

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