There are 8 ways to get from Buffalo to Princeton by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly Buffalo to Newark, train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$121 - $504

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Buffalo / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$47 - $117

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Fly Buffalo to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$92 - $403

Fly Buffalo to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$90 - $406

Fly Buffalo to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Philadelphia (PHL) BUF - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$188 - $767

Train to Rochester, fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Rochester
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$139 - $540

Train  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to New York VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$74 - $223

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Princeton 372.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Princeton is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Princeton is to fly and train which costs $120 - $550 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Princeton is 281 miles. The road distance is 372.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Buffalo to Princeton, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Princeton bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 281.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Buffalo to Princeton via New York, NY - Port Authority and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Princeton via New York, New York Penn Station, and Princeton Jct. in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
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 New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
28 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
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $220
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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 Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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

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