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BoltBus or MegaBus to NJ/NYC?

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BoltBus or MegaBus to NJ/NYC?

Staying in Washington DC for 2 days and leaving on Dec 18th.

Because Amtrak is so dam expensive ($122 one way)

I'm debating which bus is more preferable?

1) Take the BoltBus from Washington DC to Newark, New Jersey?

2) Take the MegaBus from DC to NYC then take the train back to Newark.

I'm staying in Newark and don't mind either but for bolt bus, I have to leave 7:45am which I need to wake up early (which I hate) or Taking the Megasbus around 12pm and get to Newark around 4:50.

I'm fine either way, as long there's no delays like Greyhound buses are. (took a lot in Anaheim and Los Angeles.)

anyone recommended which is better? thanks!

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Falls Church...
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1. Re: BoltBus or MegaBus to NJ/NYC?

Personally I'd just go with Bolt since they'll actually take you to Newark. But if the prospect of an early morning is that bothersome then take megabus. Not a ton of distinction between the two companies.

Washington DC
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2. Re: BoltBus or MegaBus to NJ/NYC?

I like Bolt, and I also like Washington Deluxe and Bestbus. Have never taken Megabus, though.

If you can take Bolt to NJ directly, that's a no brainer for me, I would never go into NYC and then back. Bolt is fine.

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