Getting Around Atlantic City
The best way to get around in Atlantic City is with your own two feet -- most attractions are within walking distance. If you're worn out from walking, you can hop on the AC's Jitney minibuses or be pushed along the Boardwalk in a shaded rolling chair. Cars are convenient in Atlantic City as well, especially if you'll be traveling beyond the city limits. Rental agencies have offices in both of the nearby airports; the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is about 15 miles from downtown AC while the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is an hour's drive by car or bus.
New Jersey Transit services Atlantic City from Philadelphia only: The Atlantic City Rail Line takes about an hour one-way. The Atlantic City Express Train Service runs from New York City, making one stop in Newark, N.J. Fares for the double-decker train depend on availability and class. A free shuttle operates between the train terminal and major casinos in the city.
|Car||Cars are relatively convenient in Atlantic City, and you can find rental agencies in both airports. Parking is plentiful and surprisingly affordable at most casinos. They're not necessary however, especially if you plan on spending the majority of your time between the beach and the casinos.|
The Atlantic City Jitney is inexpensive and runs 24 hours a day. This group of minibuses operates along Pacific Avenue and makes stops at casinos and major attractions in the city.
|Rolling Chairs||A throwback to the Boardwalk's Victorian era, the rolling chairs are a bit of a novelty mode of transport. They will push you anywhere on the Boardwalk, and can be great for travelers with sore feet. Expect to pay for it though: Rolling chairs charge by the block, with a minimum fare of $5.|
Getting around on foot is easy in Atlantic City, especially if you're staying in one of the Boardwalk's many hotels. Most of AC's main attractions are here too, so your feet are all you need.