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There are 4 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 9 min

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

$24 - $32

Cheapest option

Train, line 606 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$13 - $57

2 alternative options

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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The best way to get from Jersey City to Princeton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs $24 - $35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Jersey City to Princeton, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Princeton is 45 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Jersey City to Princeton.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 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 9 min

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

NJ Transit operates a train from Jersey City to Princeton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 3 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
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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