There are 6 ways to get from Hartford to Princeton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to New York, Ny 2015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$24 - $56

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Regional / ...

$81 - $198

Train via New York Penn Station  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center

$119 - $286

Train via New York Penn Station #2  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$105 - $250

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Princeton 166.1 miles

$16 - $24

Fly, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Philadelphia (PHL) BDL - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$192 - $524

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hartford to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Hartford, Ct and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Hartford to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Hartford Amtrak and arriving at Princeton via New Haven Union Station, New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Hartford and Princeton is 143 miles. The road distance is 166.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Hartford to Princeton, including transfers.

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Hartford to Princeton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Hartford, Ct station.

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Hartford to Princeton train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Hartford Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Princeton is to bus which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Hartford Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Hartford to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Map of how to get from Hartford to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 142.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Hartford, CT, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Hartford to Princeton via New York, Ny and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 5 h. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Hartford to Princeton twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 3 h 57 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Hartford to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hartford Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hartford, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford, CT - Union Station to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.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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Hartford to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hartford to Princeton is 166 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Hartford to Princeton.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Hartford Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Hartford Airport is to line 30 bus which takes 35 min and costs .

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