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32 minutes ago, eddiesgal said:

Good morning. I have friends that are going on a cruise from Cape liberty that live in Allentown. What would be their least expensive option other than driving to get to the port? Thank you in advance for all of your kind answers.

Allentown, NJ?  Car rental from Trenton to Bayonne not an option?

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1 hour ago, eddiesgal said:

I’m not even certain where Trenton is. I was just asking for some friends to help them figure out the logistics of everything. I know nothing about Allentown. I live in Pittsburgh so Allentown is like another planet to me… Lol

Are you asking about Allentown, NJ or Allentown, PA?

Allentown NJ is the one that's near Trenton.

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Its about a 1.5 - 2 hour drive from Allentown, PA to Bayonne (Cape Liberty).  Its a very straight ride on Rt. 78.  Parking is $25/day.   I can't imagine a less expensive alternative.

 

For example, we live about 25 - 30 minutes away from Bayonne, depending on traffic.  For our upcoming cruise, we've already investigated car services and potential Uber prices.  They range from $60 (Uber depending on surge pricing) and a local car service at $140 one way!  We'll be driving our own car, pay for the parking and be on our own schedule.

 

As an aside, it always amuses me that people pay up to thousands of dollars for their cruise, but then want to find the cheapest, if not totally free way to to get to the port.  You need to build those costs into the total price of your vacation.  There are no free rides.  

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1 hour ago, eddiesgal said:

I’m not even certain where Trenton is. I was just asking for some friends to help them figure out the logistics of everything. I know nothing about Allentown. I live in Pittsburgh so Allentown is like another planet to me… Lol

Trans-Bridge Bus Lines runs a service from Allentown to NYC with a stop at EWR.  It takes about 2.5 hours and costs $50 per person.  Will need to take a taxi from EWR to Cape Liberty.  So, about $150 for two people (one way).  One-way car rental is about the same but an additional $250 in gas!

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