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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Anyone coming from NY? (Rideshare/travel buddies!)

My usual travel group can't make it this year so I was wondering if anyone's driving from the NYC area (or the NE in general, I suppose!). I was planning to take a bus and then the shuttle, but if anyone's driving I'd be more than willing to chip in gas money, etc.

If not, anyone else doing the bus route?
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Unread 01-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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I'm taking megabus.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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I'm taking megabus.
That's my plan as well if the rideshare thing doesn't work out. What time are you going up?
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Unread 01-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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I'm going by train.

I"m going on friday morning. I'll arrive an union station at like 11AM.
Sunday my train leaves at 4-5 PM if i recall.

The shuttle sorta sucks. Its cheap if you are by yourself. But if the thing is full there is no second shuttle for another hour.

So sunday on the exit it might be better to try to pool together for a Taxi.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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I'm taking the 6:30 am bus, so i'll arrive at 11 or so.
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I'm going by train.

I"m going on friday morning. I'll arrive an union station at like 11AM.
Sunday my train leaves at 4-5 PM if i recall.

The shuttle sorta sucks. Its cheap if you are by yourself. But if the thing is full there is no second shuttle for another hour.

So sunday on the exit it might be better to try to pool together for a Taxi.
What time are you taking the train? I'm thinking about taking it down friday morning as well. I'm just not sure how to get to the con from the station. I was going to go to the Alexandria station instead of Union Square since it is closer to the hotels/convention.
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Which train? and how much was it? I got my megabus ticket.
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The amtrak train. Its more expensive but since im taking a rather large costume, I don't want to risk having it being destroyed when its shoved under the mega bus.
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Understandable. I had to change my cosplays because I realized that I don't want to go through all the trouble of bringing the giant props with me.
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My boyfriend and i are driving down from long island thirsday morning to be tere by thirsday afternoon. Wed be willing to share a ride with ya so long as chip in fer tolls and gas.

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What time are you taking the train? I'm thinking about taking it down friday morning as well. I'm just not sure how to get to the con from the station. I was going to go to the Alexandria station instead of Union Square since it is closer to the hotels/convention.
Yeah but why wait at the station for an extra hour..


Anyways the Bolt/Megabus will always be cheaper then Amtrak/Greyhound.
They drop off at union station.

From Union station you have three choices. Attempt public transportation which i've never done. See if the shuttle is coming or has room ($12-$18 not sure of the price now). Or take a cab. $30-60.
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Im going to be taking the Bolt bus down, it is much more roomie. I'll be going down thirsday morning.
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@CosZelkova- Where from long island? I'm in mastic area.
Selden area. We're goin down in my new suv, which has got a lotta room.
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Ah my friend and I are trying to get from SW VA to dc(which we can drive) and then probably taking the megabus from DC to NYC. Im just worried about my giant 4ft sword. Do you think they would let me have it inbetween the window and my knees if i got a window seat? its kinda fragile and i rather not have it break under the bus.
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Yeah but why wait at the station for an extra hour..


Anyways the Bolt/Megabus will always be cheaper then Amtrak/Greyhound.
They drop off at union station.

From Union station you have three choices. Attempt public transportation which i've never done. See if the shuttle is coming or has room ($12-$18 not sure of the price now). Or take a cab. $30-60.
If you are arriving at Union Station from either Megabus or Amtrak or whatever would be cheaper to take the Metro from Union Station to Gallery Place (heading towards Shady Grove, not Glenmont), then transfer to the green line and go all the way to Branch Ave ($3.75), then take the NH1 bus ($1.80, you'll need exact change) to National Harbour where the Gaylord is.

I attend university in the DC area, so I'll be taking public transportation to the con if anyone needs help getting there from Union Station.
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