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1. Posted by AlexanderJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

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I was wondering, what would you recommend for the cheapest way to get to Dover, Delaware from Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Excluding walking/biking/etc preferably ) I don't really mind how far ahead of time I have to plan this too much, I have a while and I don't mind travel time but I need it to be cheap. This is important to me. Any suggestions or hints?

2. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 36 posts) 8y

Hi, Alexander J.

I have done a couple of researches for you and have two suggestions. I do not know how old you are or if you have a student ID. The old try and true Greyhound Bus service as long as it is two weeks in advance is 150.00. Cheaper if you have military, student or so on. You can find it at www.greyhound.com. The other one that may be more interesting to you if you have someone else to travel with you is www.autodriveaway.com. I do not have any personal experience with them, but a few of my friends did a cross country trip recently and loved it. There is a 350 deposit that is refundable if the car is back in good shape. You pay for your own gas after the first tank (it is free). You pay for all meals. You have a set time to see things along the way, but you get to choose what routes you are going to take. Well good luck. If I can help you any more I will. Kim

3. Posted by AlexanderJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

So it is cheaper if I'm a student? Well I'm a senior in high school this year, so that should be good right, or do you mean like college student? Well, I'll look it up there. Either way, the greyhound bus seems to be the way I shall go. Thanks a bunch, Kim. :)

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

If you are 15 years old or younger (I'm guessing that's not your case, however), you could travel this route on September 2nd or later for just $164.50 on Amtrak ($15 more than Greyhound).

Just book an off-peak ticket for the eastern trains at this site:
http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak/selectpass

P.S. The nice thing is that it's good for 15 days, so you could even use it for a return ticket at no additional cost.

Enjoy

5. Posted by jeantyc (Budding Member 70 posts) 8y

Grey Hound and Amtrak are the cheapest ways I found to get from Minnesota to Delware

Caren

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7. Posted by AlexanderJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Quoting Calcruzer

If you are 15 years old or younger (I'm guessing that's not your case, however), you could travel this route on September 2nd or later for just $164.50 on Amtrak ($15 more than Greyhound).

Just book an off-peak ticket for the eastern trains at this site:
http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak/selectpass

P.S. The nice thing is that it's good for 15 days, so you could even use it for a return ticket at no additional cost.

Enjoy

Yeah, that does sound effective and super awesome. I'm assuming I'll have to look up an intricate set of railways though, wouldn't I? Because I doubt Saint Paul does directly to Dover. And will those passes work for every Amtrak station? I prefer the train over the bus. Buses are not fun. At all. -.-;; And ever since that Greyhound Bus Stabbing recently, I'm a little paranoid, but I'm still going.
EDITED: Nevermind, not too intricate, just as intricate as the buses it seems.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2008, at 6:39 PM by AlexanderJ ]

8. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

Ehh Amtrak is pretty expensive! I live in Philadelphia and especially the DC/Philly/NY/Boston corridor is very expensive. My advice would be buy a flight on Southwest from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway Airport then take MegaBus (same company as in the UK) from Chicago to Minneapolis. Should take a day whereas Greyhound will take 2 or 3. Just some advice...

Rob

9. Posted by AlexanderJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Quoting rborzillo

Ehh Amtrak is pretty expensive! I live in Philadelphia and especially the DC/Philly/NY/Boston corridor is very expensive. My advice would be buy a flight on Southwest from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway Airport then take MegaBus (same company as in the UK) from Chicago to Minneapolis. Should take a day whereas Greyhound will take 2 or 3. Just some advice...

Rob

I haven't looked up MegaBus, but I just looked up Amtrak, and oddly enough, it's cheaper than greyhound. o.o

10. Posted by AlexanderJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

And for reference, I'd like to be in Delaware for at least a week or two and for sure there a few days before May 9th of 2009. I know this is a bit a head of time, but I hear it's cheaper that way. ^^;