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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Trenton-Mercer  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) ORD - TTN

$102 - $380

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj 1604

$96 - $252

9 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Newark, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Newark (EWR) MDW - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$115 - $392

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Newark, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Newark (EWR) ORD - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$110 - $413

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 17 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 Princeton Jct.

$114 - $514

Fly Chicago Midway to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$162 - $485

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORD - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$152 - $536

Bus, train  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick Northeast Corridor

$114 - $135

Train via New York Penn Station  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$141 - $386

Train  •  27 h 17 min

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

$144 - $415

Drive  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Princeton 795.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Princeton is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Princeton is to fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 4 h 7 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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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Chicago to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 50 min.

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

Frontier Airlines flies from Chicago to Princeton once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Princeton hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 16 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Lexington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $480
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
Train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
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 Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
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
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
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 Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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