Transportation in Philadelphia

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Transportation in Philadelphia

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  • Hank S
    New York City, NY62 contributions
    A straight shot from one dock to another would be 5ish minutes, but instead this boat takes a "scenic route" where it goes the wrong way for 5 extra minutes to get a bit of a view. It does the same thing coming back. For me, it didn't go far enough to really see anything different, so as a result it just felt like the journey took too long.

    The boat itself was lovely and clean and the weather was nice. They only have one person selling tickets and one person scanning them, which led to unnecessary lines. Make sure to get there 15 minutes before departure.

    Note that there's a shuttle from the Camden dock to the Battleship. That wasn't really noted anywhere and it's a bit of a walk vs. the aquarium which is right at the dock.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • Mike S
    11 contributions
    We’re in Philly for 4 days. First time visiting. Used Phlash the whole time. It was free since we are seniors ( 65 or older) great way to get to all the attractions. I just wish it would run later in the day.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Bryce S
    New Hope, PA1,705 contributions
    For years i’ve been a “drive to where I’m going” guy. Then I discovered SEPTA. There are several components. In this case I’m referring to the commuter rail network.

    It’s good for several reasons:
    - it’s an efficient way to get to center city.
    - Parking in center city is expensive.
    - Parking at the Warminster station is $1.00/day.
    - To encourage people to get back to using commuter rail, parking is free until 12/31/21.
    - The Warminster line runs trains directly to Philadelphia airport. The train stops at several terminals.
    - The fares are reasonable.
    - If you are age 65+, you ride for free if you are a PA resident.

    They observe Covid protocols. Masks are required on the trains and I assume on the station platforms too.
    Written 19 December 2021
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  • Sarah L
    2 contributions
    I took the Pennsylvanian, Capitol Limited, and California Zephyr roundtrip from Philadelphia to San Francisco in a roomette past the Pennsylvanian.

    I really wanted to give Amtrak 5 stars because it could have been an amazing trip but there are some things Amtrak needs to improve before they can get there.

    1. Service on the train.

    Some of the attendants were great, others not so much, and some trains were just short staffed which resulted in poor service so I will not blame the attendants themselves because there is not much they can do about that. I found some of the staff to be a bit ageist. My sister and I are in our 20's and most of the customers taking long distance trips in the sleeper are older. I had one person harassing me about my room number while boarding and he did it to no one else. At meals, attendants would give different service to me compared to older couples. I made sure to tip appropriately. The rooms at times were dirty and sheets not changed. My sister and I changed our own bed the one night because it was past midnight before anyone came.

    2. Customer Service.

    On my way out to San Fran I received an email and voicemail from amtrak telling me that my return to trip had been modified but not to worry, amtrak had taken care of it. That's it. So I spent 1-2 hours on hold while in San Francisco trying to figure out what this meant. Once I was able to talk with someone they told me my sleeper car number had just changed. Except that was a lie. What had really happened, which I did not find out until I got on my train, what that amtrak was doing track work between Grand Junction and Denver so we would need to get off the train and take a bus for that portion. I asked the conductor about this on the train and he said that he was not surprised about my experience because amtrak tends to tell their customers about these things last minute. I was upset about the lack of transparency. This is something they could of easily included in their orginal email that would of saved me my time and stress.

    3. Dining hours.

    Amtrak needs to be more clear about the dining hours because the ones posted on the website do not match the service on the train. Breakfast and lunch were frustrating because they were served very early. Breakfast started at 6.30 and on some trains ended at 8.45. Lunch would start at 11 and sometimes end at 12.45. I think they should push the times back to make it more accessible.

    In addition, trains were delayed multiple hours but I am not complaining about that. The only time it was an issue was in Pittsburgh. I would recommend taking the routes from the starting point and giving ample time between switches. When you are on the train the delay is not to bad, it is just when you are waiting at the station it stinks.
    Written 30 July 2021
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  • lanea i
    2 contributions
    Listen I love the fact that they have people that enteract with us and make us laugh, not all stuffy and mean. Ms biggs was the GOAT greatest of all time I really love her and how she was so personable with everyone. She had everyone laughing and wanting to come back again for another experience. Keep her around.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • Ian S
    1 contribution
    I've used their service twice now and I have nothing but good things to say about them. Always punctual if not early. Great communication and friendly service. I will absolutely use them whenever I'm going to PHL
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • rsethnova
    Atlanta, GA19 contributions
    When I come to town either for personal or business I always use this service. They are excellent! Always timely. Always helpful.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Linda R
    1 contribution
    I've been using this company for years and it never disappoints. Drivers, Alan and Jeff, are always on time, professional, and courteous. The vehicles are clean and new. Overall, very happy with their service. It is a small family-owned company, not many of those left, so the people really care about their customers and the service they provide.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • TravLynne
    Cleveland, OH28 contributions
    Least expensive round trip airport/hotel transfer. Upon arrival to airport, look for transportation counter & use house phone to notify your arrival. Wait in that area & driver will come in to find you. Call company from hotel day of departure to schedule return p/u. Simple
    Written 3 August 2016
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  • NanaMarlin
    Lakeland, FL75 contributions
    First of all I was told I would have a Lincoln town car. A Chrysler arrived to pick us up. We dined at a restaurant and had a return trip scheduled. This time we were picked up in an SUV. After having that experience, I noticed that Uber has a black car service. I will say that our cars were on time. It was difficult though to determine which car was ours when we were returning because I was looking for a sedan not an SUV.
    Written 9 September 2018
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  • GregSimpkins
    58 contributions
    We took the city open top bus tour. On the first leg the pre-recoded guide was overridden by a live tour guide who didn’t know much and who shouted in the microphone so you couldn’t hear anyway. The microphone had a trailing lead up the stairs and along the gangway making it a deathtrap.
    On the second leg there was a different guide, slightly less annoying but not much. I asked for some headphones and plugged into the informative and professional pre-recorded guide which was heaps better.
    Also, the real-life guides keep going on about how you must tip them.
    Written 8 October 2019
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