There are 10 ways to get from Detroit 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 to Newark, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$120 - $420

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to New York, Ny 4414
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$71 - $173

8 alternative options

Fly to Trenton-Mercer  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) DTW - TTN

$117 - $257

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 15 min

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

$89 - $392

Fly to Philadelphia, line 36 tram, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Philadelphia (PHL) DTW - 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

$73 - $316

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 20 min

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

$133 - $681

Fly to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, bus, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) DTW - ABE
  2. Take the bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Newark Airport
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$252 - $1,180

Train  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Grand Central Terminal
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$117 - $364

Bus, train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$125 - $336

Drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Princeton 623.2 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Princeton is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Princeton is to fly which costs $110 - $260 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Princeton is 459 miles. The road distance is 623.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Detroit to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 458.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

Frontier Airlines flies from Detroit to Princeton 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Princeton via New York, Ny and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 16 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Rochester
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
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 Toledo Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$80 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Aldershot to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $95
Economy
$120 - $160
Economy Plus
$160 - $230
Business
$170 - $240
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop to Newark Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.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 Detroit, Mi to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
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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