Actually, AMTRAK is just a little bit over 3 hours to Springfield from Penn Station.
The fare is about $80 RT.
The train goes through Hartford and I know there are some car rental places there ... that's about a 45 minute drive from here.
Thanks for the info, Gregg...
I just booked for Enterprise Rent a Car in Springfield, MA for Sat. 16th.
For 3 days, it came out to only $55.00 , including all taxes and fees!
Sat. and Sun was at the $9.99 rate, and Mon was $27.99. Gotta bring it back by 6 pm Monday, cause they close then.
(much cheaper than any of the other car rental places.) (they were mostly THREE times as much!)
The only catch is that I've gotta get there by 12 noon on Saturday, as that's when they close. I'll have them pick me up at either the bus or the train station.
You know Enterprise's slogan, "we'll pick you up!"
(I did'nt need to use a credit card to make the res.)
And, Jim Eats, thanks for the info, also...but it's really not feasible for me to fly to Mass.
My nearest airport (ACY: Atlantic City airport) is only 5 miles away from me, but they've only got flights to Florida and Myrtle Beach (Spirit Airlines)
I'd have to either go about 60 miles in the wrong direction to Philly airport, or fly out of a NYC area airport. (and by then, I minds' well drive from NYC area to CT/MA)
I'll keep checking US AIRWAYS and SOUTHWEST out of Philly to New England (I'll check for miracle fares ($39 each way , and/or computer errors, etc)
It's actually much easier and faster for me to get to Florida than it is to get to Mass. ! It's only a 2 hour flight to Florida, plus I get to the AC airport an hour early.
3 hours or so tops.
It's tough to match the $9.00 each way flight I got from Atlantic City airport to Fort Lauderdale for March. ($39 round trip after taxes/fees)
Spirit Airlines has some amazing deals. (even though bag check and seat selection fees are extra, and a soda on the plane will cost you 2 bucks. )
Roll call for Western Mass !!!!
Who's going ?????
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