I am planning to visit the Barnes Fundation on a weekday. Wondering what the drive time is and parking availability versus taking a train into the city from Hamilton train station.
It would be a whole lot easier and cheaper taking NJT from the Hamilton station into Center City than driving. If driving, you will have bridge tolls and pay for parking versus a train ticket on NJT to Trenton and an SEPTA ticket to Suburban Station in Philly. The Barnes foundation is about 5 or 6 blocks away from the station. Traffic during the day coming down I295 and across either bridge as well as from the bridge to the Barnes can be bad and trying to find parking in that area even worse.
So it would be $10 for a one way adult fare from Hamilton To Philly and then you could walk to the Barnes. If you Uber/Lyft/ taxi figure another $8-10.
If you are going alone it might be worth it to take the train, parties of 2 or larger might find driving a better budget alternative. There is parking at the Franklin Institute (across from the Barnes) for up to 12 hours for $22.
Two adult round trip train $40
Round trip ride service $15-20
You would have to switch at Trenton from NJT to SEPTA to get into Suburban Station but that’s not usually a problem. Two different fare systems though but easier that driving and parking at the Trenton station.
That’s a great idea, df. Hope they have it. I’ve never used it myself but it would really be easy.
Thank you all for your help in navigating to Philly.
No problem, poco. That’s what we’re here for. Hope your travels go well and are safe.