Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Getting To New York City On The Cheap
By Jay Lloyd
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBS) — The anniversary this week of the September 11th terrorist attacks puts a renewed focus on New York City.
If you like really low fares to New York, especially to lower Manhattan, you’re probably among the legions lamenting the shutdown of those accident-prone Chinatown buses (see related news stories).
But there are plenty of bus services to fill the low fare gap, including a new service operated by major carriers that goes right to New York’s Chinatown — just a healthy walk away from the 9/11 memorial.
Riders have taken to the new “Yo” bus. It leaves from the Arch Street bus terminal in Philadelphia, a block away from the Market East commuter station.
Buses between the Big Apple and the Big Scrapple have captured a booming ridership.
“You don’t get much better than $10 one-way for a two-hour trip,” one rider told me recently.
And for folks in Montgomery County, the Bieber bus from the Norristown Transportation Center (with $3/day parking) is still a bargain at $23 each way.