Travel

convention_travelGoing to Atlantic City?

NJ TRANSIT

By train – The Atlantic City Rail Line runs from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, adjacent to the Convention Center.

The cost is just $10 each way from Philadelphia and less in-between from Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, Atco, Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, and Absecon. Purchase your ticket at Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) to avoid a $5 surcharge on the train.

Discounted tickets are available for senior citizens age 62 and older and customers with disabilities. Restrictions apply. For more in-formation, visit njtransit.com.

By bus – NJ TRANSIT has express bus service on Bus Route No. 551 between Camden and the Atlantic City Bus Terminal just two blocks from the Convention Center. For added convenience, passengers with an Atlantic City/Philadelphia rail ticket or pass may also use that ticket on the 551 bus route between Atlantic City and Philadelphia’s Greyhound Terminal located at 10th and Filbert Streets.

Bus tickets valid between Philadelphia and Atlantic City are honored on the Atlantic City Rail Line for interstate and intrastate travel.

Travel flexibility – You can use your NJ TRANSIT monthly rail pass on light rail and bus. Rail passes are imprinted with a zone number. You can use your rail pass for any light rail trip, or for bus trips up to the number of zones imprinted, during the period it is valid.

NJ TRANSIT public timetables are subject to change. Check timetables or visit njtransit.com prior to traveling.

Most of NJ TRANSIT’s rail, light rail and bus lines are accessible. Check njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555 for accessible travel information. If you have a disability that prevents you from using the local fixed bus route, you may request information about Access Link, NJ TRANSIT’s ADA paratransit service by calling 800-955-ADA1 (2321).

Take a shuttle to the Atlantic City Convention Center

NJEA provides free shuttle service between the Convention Center and various areas throughout Atlantic City. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday and 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, but remember to make allowances for Atlantic City traffic patterns. There will also be a shuttle service on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 minutes to all routes except the purple and grey routes.

When going to the Convention Center, catch a shuttle at any of the hotels listed at left. Be sure to note the “color” of the bus you boarded. Take the same color when returning to your hotel or parking lot.

Here are the route colors and their destinations from the Convention Center.
2015SHuttles
Details about color-coded shuttle routes will also be posted in the Convention Center. Buses leave from designated loading areas either in front of the Center or at the side entrance.

A handicapped accessible minibus is available upon request. Individuals using wheelchairs or walkers must schedule minibus transportation in advance. Call 609-599-4561, ext. 2253 prior to Oct. 25.

Travel with colleagues— charter a bus

Consider sponsoring a local or county association bus to Atlantic City. Help members enjoy the convention without the hassle of driving and searching for parking. They can sit back, relax, and share the experience and session highlights with colleagues.

Bus permits must be purchased in advance from the South Jersey Transportation Authority, PO Box 351, Hammonton, NJ 08037-0351. Permits are $2 per bus per day, plus $3 processing fee for up to 50 permits. You must have a permit for each day your bus is in Atlantic City.

CASINO PARKING GARAGES

Bally’s – Michigan Ave and the Boardwalk – 3,960 spaces
Caesars – Arkansas Ave and the Boardwalk – 5,346 spaces
Resorts – North Carolina Ave and the Boardwalk – 1,170 spaces
Tropicana – Brighton Ave and the Boardwalk – 5,000 spaces
Gold Nugget – Huron Ave. and Brigantine Blvd. – 1,961 spaces
Park Place Parking (formerly the garage at Trump Plaza) – 2,700 spaces

 

Coming by car? Parking options

Limited, daily and hourly rate parking exists at the Convention Center and at an outdoor lot located between Ohio and Indiana Avenues, but experience has shown that these lots fill early. Save yourself the hassle and plan alternate parking before you leave your house.

Consider parking at one of the Atlantic City hotels from which NJEA runs complimentary shuttles. See details below.

For free parking and a complimentary shuttle to the Convention Center, take Exit 2 off the expressway to Rt. 322/40 South to Atlantic City High School on the right. Free shuttles run between the Convention Center and this lot.

Additional parking options can be found on this map.