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There are 3 ways to get from Columbia University to Princeton University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$15 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$10 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Columbia University to Princeton University 57.7 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia University to Princeton University is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia University to Princeton University is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Columbia University and Princeton University is 49 miles. The road distance is 57.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia University to Princeton University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $14 - $21.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Columbia University to Princeton University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbia University to Princeton University is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $14 - $21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $20 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia University to Princeton University is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Columbia University to Princeton University.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Princeton University. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 49 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

NJ Transit operates a train from Columbia University to Princeton University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Columbia University to Princeton University every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
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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