There are 6 ways to get from Albany to Princeton by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4051 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 100

$25 - $103

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$114 - $275

Train via New Brunswick  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick Northeast Corridor

$62 - $111

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Princeton 185.9 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Newark, train, line 100 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New Brunswick
  3. Take the line 100 bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton

$212 - $430

Fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Philadelphia (PHL) ALB - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$202 - $484

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

You can take a bus from Albany to Princeton via New York, Ny and New York Port Authority in around 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Princeton via New York Penn Station, Trenton Transit Center Amtrak, and S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd in around 4 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Princeton, NJ - Nassau St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Albany and Princeton is 267 km. The road distance is 297 km.

The cheapest way to get from Albany to Princeton is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Albany to Princeton is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $18 - $27.

No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via New York Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Albany to Princeton, including transfers.