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

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Train  •  1h 35m

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

$9 - $180

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown
  2. Take the train from New Brunswick to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor / ...

$10 - $50

Drive  •  1h 1m

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction 53.9 miles

$5 - $8

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Princeton Jct.. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Princeton Junction is 45 miles. The road distance is 53.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs $9 - $180.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. takes 1h 12m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Princeton Junction. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

NJ Transit operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to Princeton Junction every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 Brunswick Amtrak Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus

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