There are 9 ways to get from Ithaca to Princeton by bus, train, car, night bus or plane

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Bus  •  6h 17m

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

$26 - $82

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Bus via Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave to Port Authority Bus Terminal NYC South Bound: Cornell-Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Palmer Square, Princeton

$22 - $65

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Bus, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca to 300 W 31st St, NYC FlixBus
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$36 - $99

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Princeton 222.5 miles

$21 - $35

Night bus to Syracuse, fly to New York La Guardia, bus  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York La Guardia (LGA) SYR - LGA
  3. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton

$116 - $552

Night bus to Syracuse, fly to Newark  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the night bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Newark (EWR) SYR - EWR

$142 - $402

Fly Ithaca to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Philadelphia (PHL) ITH - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$153 - $737

Night bus to Syracuse, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York JFK (JFK) SYR - JFK
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station

$140 - $593

Night bus to Syracuse, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Philadelphia (PHL) SYR - PHL
  3. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station

$230 - $1,056

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Princeton is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Princeton is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via New York Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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The distance between Ithaca and Princeton is 174 miles. The road distance is 222.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 6h 17m and costs $25 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6h 17m to get from Ithaca to Princeton, including transfers.

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Ithaca to Princeton bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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The quickest flight from Syracuse Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Ithaca to Princeton bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 174.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 17m

What companies run services between Ithaca, NY, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Ithaca to Princeton via New York, NY and New York Port Authority in around 6h 17m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Ithaca to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Syracuse to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Syracuse to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
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 Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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 Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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ourbus.com
Night bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Book at
ourbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
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web.coachusa.com
Atlantic City routes
$20
Suburban routes
$14 - $21
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ithaca to 300 W 31st St, NYC
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave to Port Authority Bus Terminal NYC
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Princeton is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Ithaca to Princeton.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Syracuse Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Ithaca Airport is to line 32 bus which takes 22 min and costs $3.

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