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So, let's say I want to go to New York City to see a Broadway show and head back home immediately after. Say I live relatively equidistant from both Baltimore, MD and Washington DC, and BWI isn't too far either (for example, in Columbia, MD or Elkridge, MD). If I have access to a car, and am perfectly willing to walk some distance, take metro/train, or a bus (but no planes, you know how crazy those prices can be). What would the most feasible option for making the trip to and fro without breaking the bank?

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    I'm not sure how anyone can answer this without knowing your actual starting point (at least down to the level of a particular city or town). We have no idea how close you are to a metro, train, or bus stop. – Zach Lipton Aug 16 '17 at 20:03
  • Both Elkridge and Columbia are thoroughly covered by the Howard County bus system. If it helps I do indeed live within walking range of a bus stop. – Bakna Aug 16 '17 at 20:49
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    Amtrak, absolutely, because the train stops at Penn Station, just 9 little-blocks from where all the Broadway theaters are, certainly less than a mile. When I do a daytrip, I usually walk it. If you're near BWI, you're near BWI Amtrak. – Harper Aug 16 '17 at 22:09
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    Evening show or matinee? You will have a lot fewer options at 11pm or later after the evening shows let out. Also, weekday or weekend? – Nate Eldredge Aug 16 '17 at 22:27

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