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Special Roundtrip Train to Operate from Philadelphia to Atlantic City

August 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT will operate additional rail service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) to/from the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 18th.  The extra service will serve Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, providing an additional opportunity for interstate travel.

“NJ TRANSIT is proud to offer this enhanced service for all our customers in South Jersey attending the Atlantic City Airshow,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “It represents just one of the many ways we’re working nonstop to encourage customers to choose NJ TRANSIT for their travel as our region recovers from the pandemic.”

In addition to the Atlantic City Rail Line’s regular weekday service, NJ TRANSIT will provide the following additional roundtrip service to/from Philadelphia.

Additional Service on Atlantic City Line (8/18/21)

·         8:27 am          Philadelphia – Atlantic City               

·         5:39 pm          Atlantic City – Philadelphia 

You can find the complete timetable HERE

Travel Flexibility

ACRL tickets and monthly passes are honored at all times for service on Bus Route Nos. 551 and 554. Customers can also present rail tickets and passes to ride the jitney between the Atlantic City Rail Terminal and other local points of interest. 

Military Discount and Child fares

Military Personnel and their dependents may use the one-way reduced ticket upon presenting their valid military or military-dependent ID cards. Eligible military personnel include Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard, and those with official “Retired” status from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. When purchasing your ticket from a ticket vending machine or through MyTix (on the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App®), select Senior/Disabled to obtain the discounted fare. Veterans with service-connected disabilities may present a valid Veterans Affairs (VA) identification card that indicates “service-connected” to use the one-way reduced ticket option.

Children (ages 5-11) save 50 percent and up to three children (ages 4 and under) ride free with a customer paying any valid fare.

The Atlantic City Rail Station is just a few blocks from Atlantic City’s free beaches and boardwalk, which will offer great views of the Airshow. The Atlantic City Airshow is free to the public, and events begin at 11:30am on Wednesday, August 18th.  For more information about the Airshow please visit

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.