There are 11 ways to get from Chicago 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.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - 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

$162 - $485

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$87 - $214

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - 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

$152 - $536

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) MDW - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$128 - $550

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center

$108 - $408

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$103 - $429

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Philadelphia (PHL) MKE - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center

$202 - $541

Bus D&J Bus  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$102 - $122

Train via New York Penn Station  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...

$155 - $422

Train  •  27 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Trenton Transit Center Cardinal

$144 - $415

Drive  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Princeton 795.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Princeton is 687 miles. The road distance is 795.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Chicago to Princeton, including transfers.

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Chicago to Princeton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Princeton is to bus which takes 17 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 22 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Princeton is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 3:07 PM in Chicago and 4:07 PM in Princeton.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Princeton is 796 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 58 min to drive from Chicago to Princeton.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 686.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Princeton via Cermak-Chinatown, Chicago, IL, New York, East Broadway, 42 St - Bryant Pk, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 17 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Princeton via New York Penn Station, Trenton Transit Center, and Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal in around 22 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
26 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
Bus operators
Coach USA
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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