Travelling from Cape Cod to Washington DC
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 29, 2012 11:15 AM Last Post By: Christnp
Jun 28, 2012 8:41 PM
Jun 28, 2012 8:48 PM
Jun 28, 2012 9:01 PM
2The bus rides involves I-95, so that's not scenic. The bus is generally not that expensive - Greyhound, Peter Pan and "Chinatown" buses cover this area. The train ride is scenic in parts. You can sometimes find deals on train tickets - Google Amtrak codes. Oh and either way, this is about an 8 hour ride.
I think a car makes sense if you have no plans to stop in cities along the way.
How are you getting to and from Canada to Cape Cod?
Jun 29, 2012 4:03 AM
3The train ride is fine, though more expensive than buses.
Some buses are nicer than others. Some have wifi and outlets for your electronics.
Most will require a transfer in xNYC.
There is also Bolt and MegasBus. The earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets.
You would still need to get from whereever you are on the Cape to the teminals for any of these.
Jun 29, 2012 5:58 AM
4Driving is no fun on this route, the I-95 corridor is one the most crowded and congested interstates in the country outside of LA area. The bus you would need to transit thru NY, thats no fun unless you do a few nights there.
The Amtrak is about $70PP, and figure 8 hours. (Depart from Boston South Station)
To fly from Boston to Wash DC oneway is only $90PP.
Jun 29, 2012 9:39 AM
5I've taken the train several times along the Boston to DC corridor, although never for the whole stretch at once.
It's more comfortable and spacious than a bus or plane, and it's easier to get up and move around. The price is comparable to a plane but it takes longer.
Another down side for both trains and busses, compared to planes, is that you can buy tickets but not reserve specific seats. So it may be hard to get a group of seats together, especially if you don't board at the train's starting point.
Jun 29, 2012 10:56 AM
6Forgot to mention that there is a night train from Boston to DC but room is expensive. a regular seat is not expensive but you won't get much sleep.
Jun 29, 2012 11:15 AM
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