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There are 10 ways to get from Ithaca to Princeton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Manhattan  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY OurBus
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$36 - $58

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Bus  •  7h 5m

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

$28 - $58

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Bus, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Binghamton-PABT / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$73 - $90

Bus, train #2  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St North Bound: Ronkonkoma-Cornell
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$29 - $87

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Princeton 221.9 miles

$21 - $35

Bus to Syracuse, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the 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 Princeton Jct.

$141 - $814

Bus to Syracuse, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 18m

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

$150 - $660

Bus to Syracuse, fly to Newark, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Newark (EWR) SYR - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$123 - $430

Bus to Syracuse, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York La Guardia (LGA) SYR - LGA
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$119 - $491

Bus to Rochester, fly to New York JFK, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$141 - $1,865

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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 7h 5m.

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The distance between Ithaca and Princeton is 174 miles. The road distance is 221.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Princeton without a car is to bus and train via Manhattan which takes 6h 7m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m 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 JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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

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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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  • Distance: 174.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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 7h 5m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $350
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $320
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Syracuse to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Syracuse to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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 Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Atlantic City routes
$20
Suburban routes
$14 - $21
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 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Syracuse Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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