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Atlantic City, NJ

City Population39,558

Elevation21 ft.

Sales TaxNew Jersey's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; the county has a 10 percent lodging tax and $5 per day rental car surcharge.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(609) 347-5780

HospitalsAtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, (609) 345-4000.

Boardwalk Information Center

Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority 2314 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Phone:(609)348-7100 or (888)228-4748

Air TravelAtlantic City International Airport (ACY), 12.5 miles west of Atlantic City, is served by several airlines. Short-term (1- to 4-hour) airport parking costs $2 for the first hour and $1 per each additional hour; long-term parking costs $10-$20 per day. Cab service from the airport to Atlantic City averages $35.

Rental CarsHertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (609) 646-7733 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail ServiceNew Jersey Transit travels from the rail terminal at 1 Atlantic City Expwy. to Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Cherry Hill and Philadelphia. A valid rail ticket also can be used for free shuttle service from the terminal to casinos; phone (973) 275-5555.

BusesGreyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and New Jersey Transit, (973) 275-5555, operate from the terminal at Michigan and Atlantic avenues.

TaxisCompanies include Mutual Taxi & Limousine Service, (609) 345-6111; and Yellow Cab, (609) 344-1221. Base fare is $3.40, plus 60c per one-tenth mile. Maximum fare to any city destination is $13 for up to five people.

Public TransportationThe buses of New Jersey Transit operate along Atlantic and Ventnor avenues as far south as Longport. The fare is $1.60 each way; 75c (ages 5-11 and 62+).

Minibuses (jitneys) operate 24 hours a day. Route 1 runs from New Hampshire Avenue to Jackson Avenue via Pacific Avenue. Routes 2 and 3 go to the marina area, Harrah's Resort and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City; route 2 runs from Delaware Avenue to Pacific Avenue, and route 3 runs from Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to Inlet on Pacific Avenue. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. jitneys run on route 4 from Jackson Avenue to Indiana Avenue, with stops at the bus terminal, convention center and within two blocks of the rail terminal.

Jitney fare is $2.25; 75c (ages 62+). Prepaid 10-ticket books are available for $20; $7.50 (ages 62+). Airport shuttles also are available with reservations. For more information phone (609) 344-8642.

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Atlantic City, NJ

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Travel Information

City Population

39,558

Elevation

21 ft.

Sales Tax

New Jersey's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; the county has a 10 percent lodging tax and $5 per day rental car surcharge.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(609) 347-5780

Hospitals

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, (609) 345-4000.

Air Travel

Atlantic City International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (609) 646-7733 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

New Jersey Transit travels from the rail terminal at 1 Atlantic City Expwy. to Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Cherry Hill and Philadelphia. A valid rail ticket also can be used for free shuttle service from the terminal to casinos; phone (973) 275-5555.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and New Jersey Transit, (973) 275-5555, operate from the terminal at Michigan and Atlantic avenues.

Taxis

Companies include Mutual Taxi & Limousine Service, (609) 345-6111; and Yellow Cab, (609) 344-1221. Base fare is $3.40, plus 60c per one-tenth mile. Maximum fare to any city destination is $13 for up to five people.

Public Transportation

The buses of New Jersey Transit operate along Atlantic and Ventnor avenues as far south as Longport. The fare is $1.60 each way; 75c (ages 5-11 and 62+).

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