Does anyone here live in Philadelphia but commute to NYC 1-2x a week or fewer?

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I go up there for work once a month. Actually in the burbs, but I find driving to Hamilton and taking NJT from there seems to work best for me. It isn’t so bad, but I wouldn’t do it weekly.

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I do this as well! I’m north of Philly (burbs). I think I could do this 1x week tolerably but usually only 1-2x month now.

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I travel back to NYC frequently for familial gatherings. I flip between Amtrak, Greyhound and Ourbus. I stick to Ourbus because it’s cheap $12 one way

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I did once a week for 5 months then had enough and left

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25 and I drove from Philadelphia took about an hour 45

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In the minority I guess but I don’t think it’s that bad. I book amtrak about a month in advance to snag low fares, work to/from on the train, etc.

The cost of living and pace of Philly work for me at this stage in my life/career and make up for any time lost committing.

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Philly burbs. Commute to Manhattan about once a week from Trenton. Easy and I get there faster than I would driving to Philly during rush hour.

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I get paid NYC salary without NYC housing prices. It’s worth it :)

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I used to do it when my company wanted to try a hybrid approach. Then they realized it didn't make any sense so now I am fully remote. Thanfully!

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I do 1x per week. I try really hard not to do 2x. Uber to 30th from South Philly, Amtrak to Penn. Works out really well as I can work on the train.

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I do it about 2x each week. Amtrak. It’s exhausting but I can’t find any other job in Philly that’s interesting and pays well enough.

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Manayunk > Septa to 30th > Amtrak to NYC and back..I would say once every 2 weeks. It’s a long day but it’s not too bad. If you are doing it 2 to 3 times a week, THAT would be hell. I would say 2 hours door-to-door, but you’re on a train.

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Not me, but I know someone who does via amtrak 2x a week

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