There are 5 ways to get from Jersey City to Princeton by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$12 - $16

Cheapest option

Line 119 bus, bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal 119 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$8 - $19

3 alternative options

Line 1 bus, train, line 606 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from West Side Ave At Fairmount Ave to Market St Bus Lane At Raymond Plaza W 1
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$67 - $187

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jersey City to Princeton 44.9 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Princeton 44.9 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Princeton is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Princeton is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 53 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Princeton is 40 miles. The road distance is 44.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Jersey City to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 40.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Jersey City to Princeton hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jersey City to Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from West Side Ave At Fairmount Ave to Market St Bus Lane At Raymond Plaza W
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.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
Other operators
Taxi from Jersey City to Princeton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net

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