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

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Train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Crescent / ...

$44 - $146

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc 3924
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Princeton, NJ OurBus

$38 - $57

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Train via Washington  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Crescent / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...

$61 - $202

Train via Washington #2  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Crescent / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$88 - $201

Bus, train  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
  3. Take the train from Jefferson Station to Trenton

$48 - $77

Drive  •  5h 36m

  1. Drive from Charlottesville to Princeton University 299.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to New York La Guardia, bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to New York La Guardia (LGA) CHO - LGA
  2. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton

$187 - $542

Fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  4h 12m

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

$135 - $584

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The cheapest way to get from Charlottesville to Princeton University is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottesville to Princeton University is to fly and train and line 606 bus which costs $130 - $600 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlottesville to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va and arriving at Princeton, NJ via Washington, DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlottesville station to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Charlottesville Amtrak Station and arriving at Princeton via Washington Union Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 27m.

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The distance between Charlottesville and Princeton University is 261 miles. The road distance is 299.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Princeton University without a car is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs $40 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Charlottesville to Princeton University, including transfers.

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Charlottesville to Princeton University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va station.

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Charlottesville to Princeton University train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlottesville Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Princeton University is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs $40 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 8h 30m.

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  • Distance: 261.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Charlottesville, VA, USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlottesville to Princeton University once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5h 32m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlottesville to Princeton University via Washington, Dc, Washington, DC, and Princeton, NJ in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$70 - $150
Business Class Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
Train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Jefferson Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
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 Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Princeton, NJ
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlottesville to Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Suburban Transit
Phone
+1 (732) 249-1100
Email
Suburban@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Atlantic City route
$20
Local and suburban routes
$14 - $21
NJ Transit

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The quickest flight from Charlottesville Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Charlottesville to Princeton University bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Princeton, NJ station.

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Charlottesville to Princeton University train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Princeton Junction Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlottesville to Princeton University is 299 miles. It takes approximately 5h 36m to drive from Charlottesville to Princeton University.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Charlottesville Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Princeton University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Charlottesville Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $35 - $45.

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