Atlantic City Travel Guide

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Getting Around Atlantic City

The best way to get around in Atlantic City is on your own two feet – most attractions are within walking distance of one another. 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 northwest of downtown AC while the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is around 65 miles northwest.

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, New Jersey. 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. Renting a car isn't necessary if you plan on spending the majority of your time between the beach, the boardwalk and the casinos. If you'll be venturing further afield to nearby attractions like Cape May and Storybook Land, though, you'll likely need a set of wheels.
Jitney

The Atlantic City Jitney is inexpensive and runs 24 hours a day. The minibuses operate along Pacific Avenue and make 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. The operators will push you anywhere on the boardwalk, and this option is great for travelers with sore feet. Expect to pay for it though: It's a charge by the block, with a minimum fare of $5.

On Foot

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.

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