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Travel plans

I'm flying out tomorrow morning for the San Diego Comic-Con, but today is also looking like Decision Day for which method and schedule to use for WorldCon.

I'm flying into Chicago on July 30th for family stuff, flying back home from there on August 19th (yep, long trip).

The first thought was to drive to Montreal from Chicago, but it looks like no one else is doing that, and going alone is both not much fun and not very cost effective. Flying is far too expensive, so that leaves the bus and/or train.

I like the train better, but the only way to get there is to take the Lake Shore Limited to Albany, then the Adirondack to Montreal. On the way there the train pulls into Albany at 2.40 PM, and the once-a-day run to Montreal leaves at 11:05 AM.

Solution - Greyhound Bus from Chicago to Montreal, Amtrak on the way back. It'll be about $100 one way on bus, and about $120 for the return on train. I've got the time, so why not.

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ckd
Jul. 22nd, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
I hope I'll see you there! (I'm flying up from BOS, mostly because there was a fare sale that ended right before Boskone and I figured that if I didn't buy, I'd find out all my potential rides were moving to Texas or something and I'd be stuck paying 2x the cost or riding the bus for 7 hours.)
kevin_standlee
Jul. 22nd, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
I'm doing the Lake Shore/Adirondack myself, spending the night in Schenectady. The connection works the opposite direction, as you must have seen.
alicebentley
Jul. 22nd, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
Which day are you headed back? I haven't bought the train ticket yet...
kevin_standlee
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
We leave on Wednesday the 12th, and a long trip it's going to be: Montreal-Schenectady-Chicago-Los Angeles. Of course, we're in a sleeper berth, which is nice.
sff_corgi
Jul. 22nd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
[pouts] Wanna roadtrip.
isherempress
Jul. 23rd, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Isn't there a train from Windsor, Ontario to Montreal and back? I'd think that would be easy and comfortable. Remind me of the days that you're traveling -- I may be able to help with the transportation between Chicago and Windsor.
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