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can anyone suggest me the best and affordable mode of transport from Newark airport to capemay.
welcome to vt. not knowing where you are coming from, you would have a shorter and probably easier trip from philadelphia international airport. if you are lucky, you could connect to a flight to atlantic city's little airport only about 40 miles away.
Rent a car and drive down the Garden State Parkway to the end of the parkway. The drive if there is no traffic(rush hour or summer weekends) takes about 2 1/2 -3 hours.
Not necessarily best, but possibly most affordable:
New Jersey Transit operates an array of bus and train services in New Jersey.
However, in order for their trip planner to work its best you need to know the exact address of where you are going.
Also, as with most transit schedules, it depends on if you are traveling on a weekday or weekend, as the schedules are somewhat different (lesser operations) on the weekends.
I put in "Cape May Welcome Center" as the destination and "Newark Airport Rail Station" as the origin point, and for day of week I put in a weekday. I put in a departure time of 7:11 am to start with.
It came up with three different possible routings. Two of those cost57, and the third costs44. The cheapest option was this one:
Depart : NEWARK AIRPORT RAILROAD STATION at 9:21 AM
Board : Train North Jersey Coast Line toward NEW YORK PENN STATION
Arrive : NEWARK PENN STATION at 9:26 AM
(NOTE: This is NOT the Penn Station in New York, but the one in Newark!!!)
Depart : BUS LANES (RAYMOND BLVD SIDE) at 9:42 AM
Board : Bus No 319 toward ATLANTIC CITY VIA TOMS RVR
Arrive : BUS TERMINAL ARRIVAL at 12:15 PM
Depart : GATE #2 INSIDE AC BUS TERMINAL at 12:47 PM
Board : Bus No 552 toward CAPE MAY CREST HAVEN CAPE MAY ATL - CAPE CC
Arrive : CAPE MAY WELCOME CTR - LAFAYETTE STREET at 2:55 PM
Walk 0.02 mile NW to Cape May Welcome Center
Fare Regular Child/Senior/Disabled
The57 option gets you there an hour earlier, but you have to take the train all the way into New York City to get an express bus to Atlantic City.
having lived on the jersey shore for many years - still visit family there - this is car country. public transport exists as described but is sketchy. if you have to go into newark you are really best served with a car - almost exactly 150 miles to cape may. just ask the car rental agency to direct you to US 22 going west, go 5 miles and hop on the parkway ( watch out - ramp used to be on the left ). then drive 140 miles.