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

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Train  •  4 h

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

$52 - $261

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 4061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown

$30 - $97

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Bus, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Albany
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor / ...

$32 - $220

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Princeton Junction 186.4 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Newark, train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Newark (EWR) ALB - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$202 - $416

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Philadelphia (PHL) ALB - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$202 - $658

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany station to Princeton Junction. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and arriving at Princeton Jct. via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Albany and Princeton Junction is 168 miles. The road distance is 186.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs $50 - $270.

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

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Albany to Princeton Junction train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Princeton Junction is to train which takes 4 h and costs $50 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $100 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Albany to Princeton Junction train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Princeton Junction.
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  • Distance: 168.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

You can take a train from Albany to Princeton Junction via New York Penn Station in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany to Princeton Junction via New York, Ny, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New Brunswick Downtown, and New Brunswick in around 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Albany to Newark via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station 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 to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$90 - $180
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Princeton Junction is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Albany to Princeton Junction.

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Cape Air, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Princeton Junction. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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