For most conference participants, it makes the most sense to fly into Philadelphia and then either rent a car or take the train for the hour and a quarter it takes to reach Atlantic City. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located about 60 miles to the due west of Atlantic City. A week’s car rental, including taxes and fees (but not gasoline), in Philadelphia at the end of June 2016 is $333.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the next most convenient major airport, at about a 2-hour drive. Other major airports—John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) are about a 3-hour drive.
Cross the Benjamin Franklin Bridge or Walt Whitman Bridge and follow the North-South Freeway (Route 42) to the Atlantic City Expressway. At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Arctic Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts.
From New York
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11). Proceed south on the Parkway to Exit 38 (Atlantic City Expressway). Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Arctic Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts.
From Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Take I-95 North across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow Route 40 East to the Atlantic City Expressway. Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, turn left onto Arctic Avenue. Continue to North Carolina Avenue. Turn right onto North Carolina to Resorts.
By Train (connection @ Philaldephia’s 30th Street Station)
From Philaldephia’s International Airport, take the SEPTA Regional Rail Line (entrance on pedestrian bridges and commercial roadway) $8.00 one-way to 30th Street Station (Amtrak). New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City line runs from 30th Street Station to AC, so you can catch the train at 30th Street Station. The train also makes local stops through Cherry Hill, Lindenwold, etc. The fare is $10.75. Schedule ACtoPhilly train schedules.xlsx
Once you arrive at the Atlantic City Train terminal, there are free shuttles to all casinos. Use the Kirkman Boulevard exit (follow the crowd). Each shuttle has signage for the casinos they go to. They depart quickly, so it's best not to linger or use the restroom in the Train Terminal as the shuttles will depart without you. Oh, and there is a restroom on the train. The return shuttle is free as well. Ask the shuttle driver and/or the hotel front desk for pickup times and waiting area. They typically pick up 30 minutes before train departure at the spot the shuttle dropped you off, but not always so please be sure to ask.
Take the NJ Transit 551 bus from the Greyhound Terminal in Philadelphia (10th and Filbert), costs $16.50 one way, direct into Atlantic City Bus Terminal, just a couple of blocks from the nearest casinos. Greyhound buses also run from the Greyhound Terminal and are $12 (standard fare) or $16 (refundable fare) one way, also going direct to Atlantic City Bus Terminal. (All buses stop in Camden and Sicklerville while some also stop at the Farley service Plaza.)
Once in Atlantic City, you can get around by Jitney (they run every few minutes on Pacific Avenue, some go to the marina area), NJ Transit bus (at the bus terminal and along Atlantic Avenue, see NJtransit.com for schedules), taxi (available almost everywhere) or walk to most locations.
From New York City
Bus service from New York City to Atlantic City is an easy, affordable option for visitors. Trips take about two-and-a-half to three hours, but can be longer depending on traffic. Greyhound's "Lucky Streak" service departs
from within Port Authority Bus Terminal, and offers drop-off at a number of different Atlantic City casinos in
addition to the Atlantic City bus station. If you disembark at a casino, round-trip riders often get a "free play"
voucher to use at the casino. Return tickets are open-ended and can be used to get back to NYC when you like
rather than on a specific bus. Although the bus ride down is often full of up-beat Atlantic City bound travelers,
the ride home can be a bit of a circus with a cast of downtrodden folks who might have lost too much at the
Hampton Luxury Liner. Hampton’s once-a-day bus originates in Long Island, makes a stop in Queens Village, and finally departs Manhattan from Broadway and 45th Street at 10:25am, bound for Resorts and Borgata. Along the way, riders enjoy lavish amenities like movies shown on five flat-screen TVs, reclining leather seats, free Wi-Fi and a snack bar. +1-631-537-5800, hamptonluxuryliner.com. Round trip $45–$60.
Shuttles, Limosines, & Taxis
The prices charged by companies that offer shuttles are often a much better value than the prices charged by car service and limousine companies. Taking a taxicab from Philadelphia or New York City to Atlantic City will likely cost even more than taking a limousine or shuttle. Except for taxis, these services require reservations. Shuttle services run $50-$60 per person each way.
Popular services between Atlantic City and Philadelphia International Airport are: