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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 24 min

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

$76 - $204

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton to 30th Street Station Trenton Line
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC via Philadelphia

$12 - $39

8 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$29 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Washington 185.4 miles

$18 - $27

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$125 - $512

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$236 - $626

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$262 - $1,000

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$79 - $462

Train to Newark, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Baltimore (BWI) EWR - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$198 - $673

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$91 - $341

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 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton to Washington 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Baltimore
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Avg. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Avg. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Princeton to Washington?

The distance between Princeton and Washington is 260 km. The road distance is 297 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Princeton to Washington?

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which costs $22 and takes 3 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Princeton to Washington?

The quickest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $22.

Is there a direct bus between Princeton and Washington?

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 5 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Princeton to Washington?

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Princeton to Washington, including transfers.