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Travelers visiting New York the next few days face premium pricing for everything from hotel rates to airfare. And for those who do plan to head to the Super Bowl, tickets run $4,000+ to the Big Game alone. But not everyone will be able to pay top dollar, so there are still ways and means to be close to the game on the big day for less.

Getting to the Super Bowl is a challenge, no doubt and security is on high alert. You cannot walk to the Super Bowl this year. It is against NFL policy. You cannot have someone drive you to the Super Bowl and drop you off. You cannot even take one of New York City’s famous and plentiful taxis. But NJ Transit WILL offer a Super Pass for $50 that will be good for all trains, light rail and bus service it provides.

When looking for a last minute deal, it’s not too late to book a room in New York for Super Bowl weekend. In fact, many hotels are still advertising availability according to In Transit blog.

Regional residents can enjoy one-way Greyhound fares as low as $13 from Philadelphia, $25 from Baltimore or $32 from Boston for travel on Jan. 31.

Greyhound boasts the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, Greyhound and its nonstop Greyhound Express service offers convenient departure times and comfortable coaches equipped with modern amenities and benefits such as:

• Increased legroom: Greyhound recently removed five seats from every bus to increase each rider’s legroom by three inches.
• Free checked bag: Each passenger’s first checked bag is free. The second bag is only $10.
• No dreaded middle seat: Let’s face it; no one wants to sit in the dreaded middle airline seat…ever. You can enjoy either a window or aisle seat, guaranteed.

Greyhound may be last choice but still the most affordable. Some will go to any means to get to see and be part of the game. Good luck to both teams! It should be a good game.

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