There are 11 ways to get from Columbus to Princeton by plane, train, tram, 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 Columbus to Newark, train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$186 - $583

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Philadelphia, Pa 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market St At 12Th St to Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal 409

$55 - $137

9 alternative options

Fly Columbus to Philadelphia, line 36 tram, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Philadelphia (PHL) CMH - PHL
  2. Take the line 36 tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 30th St Trolley Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$194 - $539

Fly Columbus to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$140 - $635

Fly Columbus to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$164 - $634

Bus to Dayton, fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Newark (EWR) DAY - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$161 - $478

Bus to Dayton, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Philadelphia (PHL) DAY - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak

$209 - $1,414

Bus Sky Horse Bus, train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$82 - $91

Bus Spring Tour Bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to New York City, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$71 - $81

Bus, train Amtrak  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$88 - $407

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Princeton 505.3 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Princeton is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Princeton is to fly and train which costs $180 - $600 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Princeton is 444 miles. The road distance is 505.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Columbus to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Nassau St At Witherspoon St via Market St At 12Th St and S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 2 min.

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Columbus to Princeton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York station.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 443.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to Princeton via New York City, NY, East Broadway, W 4 St, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 11 h 46 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Columbus to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Newark via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Columbus to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
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
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 30th St Trolley Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
septa.org
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Market St At 12Th St to Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Sky Horse Bus
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
skyhorsebus.com
Jaguar Bus Tour
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Bus from Columbus, OH - 139 E Main St to New York, NY - 59 Canal St.
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ijaguarbus.com
Spring Tour Bus
Phone
+1 917-288-6888 / (513) 658-8886
Email
cs@springtourbus.com
Website
springtourbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to New York City, NY
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
springtourbus.com
Book at
springtourbus.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

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