Originally Posted by Connemara
It looks as if the trip either way is under 2 hours. Are there a lot of delays on the Acela routes? Or are these pretty reliable trains? If it's anything like regular Amtrak it must suck. Also, what are the usual ticket prices for a round-trip?
I really, really hate to say it, but flying is actually better than Acela, and no more expensive.
You can go out of Marine terminal (LGA). The flights are every hour or so. Security is quick. You get your ticket and then just hop on the next outbound flight. The Reagan-NYC leg is a bit worse because you have to go through a regular terminal, but you might get lucky and the plane will leave out of a gate near 5-guys.