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Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

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Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

Have a hotel on the boardwalk and will be in town for about 4 days. Do I need a rental car or is public transportation a reliable option?

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1. Re: Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

When I go to AC, I park my car and never use it until I leave. Unless you want to take a side trip, you will not need a car.

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2. Re: Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

I rarely use my car in AC ~ that is, if I even take it to AC. Jitneys run 24/7 at $2.25 fare, cabs max out at $13 within AC city limits. Hmmmm... once in January, I had to wait over 10min for a jitney at Showboat. And last Summer, at 5:30am or so, I had a long jitney wait at Harrahs, seemed like 10minutes, gave up and caught a cab. Otherwise, I haven't had long waits for jitneys

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3. Re: Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

I park my car when I get to AC and don't go back to it until I leave. You can walk anywhere you want to go on the boardwalk, or take a jitney or a rolling chair if you don't feel like walking. If you want to go to and from the marina area, you can take the jitney as Rship said.

If you are staying at Caesars, Showboat, or Bally's -- or if you're staying elsewhere but you have a Platinum or higher Total Rewards card -- another option is to use the free Total Rewards shuttle between those three properties and Harrah's. It's not a great option because the shuttle runs unpredictably, it stops at 10:30 p.m., and demand exceeds the availability of seats. But I did manage to use it a few times on my recent trip.

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4. Re: Do I need a car while inAtlantic City

We have never used a car in AC. We arrive by public transportation (NJ Transit from Philly) and use the jitney to get around. If we're really in a hurry we'll cab it. Super easy and very convenient.

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