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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Princeton University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$28 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$7 - $17

2 alternative options

Train, line 606 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$29 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Princeton University 55.7 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Princeton University is 48 miles. The road distance is 55.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Manhattan to Princeton University, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Princeton University bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $7 - $17 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Manhattan to Princeton University bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Princeton University is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Manhattan to Princeton University.

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  • Distance: 47.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Manhattan to Princeton University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Manhattan to Princeton University every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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megabus.com

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