There are 3 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 47 min

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

$7 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 59 min

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

$13 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton 53.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Princeton is 46 miles. The road distance is 53.2 miles.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Central Terminal 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 1 h 59 min.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $7 - $17.

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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

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