There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Princeton University by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$141 - $358

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$29 - $78

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Princeton University 265.7 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$80 - $328

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$78 - $329

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$74 - $290

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Newark (EWR) MHT - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$173 - $647

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, line 36 tram, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the line 36 tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 30th St Trolley Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$122 - $543

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Princeton University is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Princeton University is to fly and train which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Boston and Princeton University is 234 miles. The road distance is 265.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Boston to Princeton University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The best way to get from Boston to Princeton University is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $80 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Princeton University.
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  • Distance: 234.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Boston to Princeton University via New York Penn Station, Princeton Jct., and Princeton in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Princeton University via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Palmer Square, Princeton in around 6 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 30th St Trolley Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
septa.org
Amtrak
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$90 - $180
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Book at
megabus.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com

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