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Simps
10-19-2005, 08:18 PM
Bryan Singer is doing a lecture there in a month, and I know someone that could get me tickets, now it's just a matter of getting there and back a) without a car and b) without paying $500 to fly there. I know nothing about buses or trains, or what's even near Princeton. Little help?

Natty P, Scientific Adventurer
10-19-2005, 08:20 PM
Take an amtrak to nyc or Newark, N.J. then take a train from newark to metropark maybe?


It's doable with mass transit. Look it up.

Simps
10-19-2005, 08:27 PM
http://www.princetonlibrary.org/pdf/newsletter.pdf (http://www.princetonlibrary.org/pdf/newsletter.pdf) has the info for anyone interested.

jza1218
10-19-2005, 09:05 PM
Take Jetblue to NYC for $25 each way and then take a bus from the Port Authority to Princeton

http://www.jetblue.com/specialoffers/sale.asp (http://www.jetblue.com/specialoffers/sale.asp)

Simps
10-19-2005, 09:07 PM
Take Jetblue to NYC for $25 each way and then take a bus from the Port Authority to Princeton

http://www.jetblue.com/specialoffers/sale.asp (http://www.jetblue.com/specialoffers/sale.asp)

Yeah I'm seeing that with taxes and everything it's like $84 roundtrip. How much would the bus cost? And how often does it run?

jza1218
10-19-2005, 09:09 PM
http://www.suburbantransit.com/ny_sdl.html (http://www.suburbantransit.com/ny_sdl.html)

Natty P, Scientific Adventurer
10-19-2005, 09:09 PM
Yeah I'm seeing that with taxes and everything it's like $84 roundtrip. How much would the bus cost? And how often does it run?


It's probably 40-50 miles from midtown to Princeton, if it's a weekday I'm sure the bus would run at least once per hour.

The Human Target
10-19-2005, 09:14 PM
For a second I thought this thread read "Anyone know how to get from Bronson Pinchot.


Weird.

jza1218
10-19-2005, 09:22 PM
It's probably 40-50 miles from midtown to Princeton, if it's a weekday I'm sure the bus would run at least once per hour.

Its every half hour and then during peak times every 5-15 minutes on weekdays

wabi-sabi
10-20-2005, 05:29 AM
I know there is a NJ Transit train that runs from Penn Station NYC straight to Princeton. (Northeast Corridor line).

Simps
10-20-2005, 07:40 AM
I know there is a NJ Transit train that runs from Penn Station NYC straight to Princeton. (Northeast Corridor line).

How far is JFK from Penn Station?

wabi-sabi
10-20-2005, 07:47 AM
How far is JFK from Penn Station?
Not really sure, but from what I've heard it is a pain in the arse to get to JFK. A better bet would be to fly into Newark Liberty if you could. There is a stop on the same line for the airport. The lineup is Newark Liberty, Newark, and Penn Station. So you'd be saving yourself two stops.

PoWerSurge
10-20-2005, 07:52 AM
Bryan Singer is doing a lecture there in a month, and I know someone that could get me tickets, now it's just a matter of getting there and back a) without a car and b) without paying $500 to fly there. I know nothing about buses or trains, or what's even near Princeton. Little help?

I did AMtrack from DC to Princeton one time, pretty easy, cost about $75

jza1218
10-20-2005, 01:04 PM
Not really sure, but from what I've heard it is a pain in the arse to get to JFK. A better bet would be to fly into Newark Liberty if you could. There is a stop on the same line for the airport. The lineup is Newark Liberty, Newark, and Penn Station. So you'd be saving yourself two stops.

Theres a new Airtrain from Kennedy Airport that takes you to the subway system.

http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mta/airtrain.htm (http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mta/airtrain.htm)