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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2011, 07:48:42 PM »
Hey guys, i just did this Amtrak trip, and it was awesome!
I went from New York to Montreal with Amtrak ($50) the seats were huge, with tons of legroom, and a pullout recliner. The scenery is really amazing, (half of the way u are driving right along the river.) There is outlets and pullout tables at every seat. They even have a snack car to buy snacks and drinks onboard. There were also quite a few seats empty so i had 2 huge seats!
The way back Montreal to New York i went with Heiman's Bus ($65) the seats were cramped, no legroom, the bus was packed, crying babies, and the list goes on...
Buttom line is, if u are ok with Amtrak's unconvinient schedule, go for it, it is way more comfortable.

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 07:11:43 PM »
how did you find tickets for $50 the tickets i see on amtrak's site is $62?

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 12:58:52 AM »

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2011, 04:48:20 AM »
Hey guys, i just did this Amtrak trip, and it was awesome!
I went from New York to Montreal with Amtrak ($50) the seats were huge, with tons of legroom, and a pullout recliner. The scenery is really amazing, (half of the way u are driving right along the river.) There is outlets and pullout tables at every seat. They even have a snack car to buy snacks and drinks onboard. There were also quite a few seats empty so i had 2 huge seats!
The way back Montreal to New York i went with Heiman's Bus ($65) the seats were cramped, no legroom, the bus was packed, crying babies, and the list goes on...
Buttom line is, if u are ok with Amtrak's unconvinient schedule, go for it, it is way more comfortable.

Just curious, what's the border experience like via Amtrak?
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2011, 05:03:37 PM »
Just curious, what's the border experience like via Amtrak?

The only bad part on Amtrak, is the border experience. Everything goes really slow, we were at the border for 2hr and 15min. And the cafe car is closed, and there is no leaving the train.

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2011, 09:56:44 PM »
The only bad part on Amtrak, is the border experience. Everything goes really slow, we were at the border for 2hr and 15min. And the cafe car is closed, and there is no leaving the train.

I guess it's good I asked.
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2011, 10:42:42 PM »
I guess it's good I asked.
i believe that the border time is included in the estimate they give u of how long the trip will take

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2011, 10:56:39 PM »
i believe that the border time is included in the estimate they give u of how long the trip will take

Looks like 11 hours, I'm not sure how that compares to Hyman's.
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2011, 12:25:14 AM »
Looks like 11 hours, I'm not sure how that compares to Hyman's.

It is totally including border time around 11 hours. I would say average on hyman's is 9-1/2 hours.

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2011, 03:56:34 AM »
Sounds like SPG-LAN is still the way to go for NYC-YUL by far.
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2011, 04:31:10 AM »
Sounds like SPG-LAN is still the way to go for NYC-YUL by far.

Which airport is YUL? I'm trying to figure out why you posted this in this thread. An I missing something??

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2011, 04:54:30 AM »
Which airport is YUL? I'm trying to figure out why you posted this in this thread. An I missing something??

Montreal, he's suggesting a flying option.
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2011, 02:31:27 PM »
Sounds like SPG-LAN is still the way to go for NYC-YUL by far.

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2011, 08:09:12 PM »
How many SPG points do you need, for a RT flight JFK-YUL?

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2011, 08:38:54 PM »
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2011, 12:04:54 AM »
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2012, 02:40:03 PM »
I will be driving to canada for yom tov from new york at 6 pm  and would like to stop over in a hotel along the way and rest overnight daven shacris with a miniyan and head out.. does anyone know where i can or where i should stop ?

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2012, 06:40:18 PM »
Not sure you realized how long ago this was asked....

I did realize.....

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Re: DRIVING TO CANADA
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2023, 09:29:24 AM »
Going to drive from NYC to Montréal this week, anything interesting where to stop on the way this time of the year? Going with 5 month old daughter so skiing/snow tubing is not an option
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