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There are 10 ways to get from Princeton to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$76 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC

$25 - $50

8 alternative options

Bus OurBus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC New Jersey - Washington, DC

$30 - $52

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Princeton to Washington 185.4 miles

$18 - $27

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$74 - $468

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$177 - $485

Bus, train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
  2. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  4. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$100 - $522

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  4. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$280 - $756

Line 606 bus, train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$118 - $528

Line 606 bus, train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$114 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Washington. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Washington, DC via New Brunswick, NJ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Princeton and Washington is 162 miles. The road distance is 185.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Princeton to Washington, including transfers.

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Princeton to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New Brunswick, NJ station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Washington is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs $75 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Princeton to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Washington.
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  • Distance: 162.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Princeton to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton to Washington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Rochester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Ave In Front Of Terminal
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Washington is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Princeton to Washington.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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