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Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by squitty, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. squitty

    squitty <font color=006633>With a little bit of Pixie Dust

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    I was thinking of maybe doing New York to Orlando by Train or Greyhound after the quotes I have been getting for car hire. Has anybody had experience with these forms of transport in the USA.
     
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  3. thefatman

    thefatman Is it dinner yet?

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    I know there are a few trains that do runs to New York ( the main line isn't far from our villa)
    http://www.amtrak.com/
    though fares looked quiet high last time I looked at Orlando to LA via New Orleans.
    Doing it by train sounds fun, not sure if I could do a bus though its probably cheaper.
     
  4. squitty

    squitty <font color=006633>With a little bit of Pixie Dust

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    Thanks Dave,

    Have just checked both Amtrak and Greyhound and Amtrak came out cheapest...:)
     
  5. BevS97

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    Michelle,

    I have taken Amtrack from New Jersey to Connecticut when I was visiting friends once - not admittedly that's not the greatest line in the world, and I was travelling alone with Katie (age 1) but it was a pretty hellish trip -the train was crowded and it had no facilities for luggage storage, or even food or drink for sale. Also it took 5 hours - it's about a 4 hour drive, but it stopped everywhere - I think there were 18 stops between NY and Hartford.

    I don't want to put you off - but I would check into the detail of the train pretty carefully first.

    Bev
     
  6. squitty

    squitty <font color=006633>With a little bit of Pixie Dust

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    Bev,
    I have checked the trains facilities
    According to the Amtrak website the train has sleeping facilities and food etc..
     
  7. Enright78

    Enright78 A bit of a lurker!!

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    If you go by train try Club class. We did this from Stamford CT to both Washington DC and to Boston and really enjoyed the experience, meals, wine and pampering!
    Personally, I would avoid using the bus, your fellow travellers can be a bit...ahem....fragrant? It is after all the cheapest way to travel, but in my experience not my favourite! Once did NY to Syracuse this way, never again! Perhaps I am too fastidious?
     

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