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There are 4 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 100-From PABT

$7 - $21

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Train  •  2h 7m

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

$13 - $17

Train, line 606 bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$26 - $74

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton 54.1 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Port Authority and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Central Terminal (Station) station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal (Station) and Princeton is 46 miles. The road distance is 54.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 51m and costs $7 - $21.

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The bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, depart from New York Port Authority station.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton is to bus which takes 1h 51m and costs $7 - $21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 7m.

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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal (Station), NY, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

Suburban Transit operates a bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $21 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 21m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Suburban Transit
Phone
+1 (732) 249-1100
Email
Suburban@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
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web.coachusa.com
Atlantic City routes
$20
Suburban routes
$14 - $21
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton is 54 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal (Station) to Princeton.

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