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D2 is at school in Allentown, and has a concert in December that I want to go to. She has her car on campus, so I don't need to rent one. Flights into Allentown are incredibly high right now, so I'm likely going to fly into Philly. I have two choices from there... one is to rent a car one-way from the airport to Allentown, just for the day. It will run about $110 total. My flight on SWA is $98 one-way, so that would put the entire cost just above $200 to get me from home to Allentown.
My other option is to fly into Philly, take the SEPTA(?) into Philly, and catch a bus from Philly to Allentown (there are several a day). I could save quite a bit of money by doing it this way, but I'm not familiar at all with SEPTA.
Does anyone know where the stop is in downtown Philly, in relation to where the buses arrive and depart from? If they're within a couple of blocks of each other, I'd do it; if not, I don't want to hassle with another long transfer, and I'd rather just rent the car.