Everyone: I second MW's though on offering connecting services to make any ride combination more reasonable.
Good connecting rail services can be much more than just end-point to end-point options.
Back in my early days here (mid 2000s) a reporter from the Philadelphia City Paper wrote about a trip using an
interesting combination of trains and buses to travel on a weekday between Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
(The Philadelphia City Paper was an "alternative weekly" that has been defunct since October 2015)
* SEPTA RRD to Newark, Delaware
* Cecil County, Maryland Transit - two bus routes with a transfer at Elkton, MD:
Route 4 Newark-Elkton and then Route 2 from Elkton to Perryville
* MARC Penn Line train from Perryville to Washington
The actual transportation costs were mentioned in this adventure - which was to seek out
a low-price alternative to Amtrak (and other modes) between PHL and WAS.
There may be a discussion on this someplace in the RR.Net post archives.
The "weak link" was the two CCT buses between Newark and Perryville - CCT's website:
https://ccgov.org/government/community- ... il-transit
The elapsed time for each portion of this trip was mentioned in the article.
This trip is something that only an adventurous traveler would even try to attempt...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS