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Bus  •  1h 35m

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

$7 - $21

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Train  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$8 - $18

Train, line 606 bus  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$26 - $120

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Princeton 55.5 miles

$5 - $8

Manhattan to Princeton by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and Princeton is around 1h 35m and covers a distance of around 54 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 35m. Operated by Suburban Transit, the Manhattan to Princeton bus service departs from New York Port Authority and arrives in Palmer Square, Princeton. Typically 30 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 35m
Fastest bus time:
1h 35m
Bus distance:
54 miles
Buses per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$7
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:00
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Princeton bus schedules

Manhattan → Princeton
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Port Authority and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Princeton is 47 miles. The road distance is 55.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs $7 - $21.

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The bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Manhattan to Princeton bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, depart from New York Port Authority station.

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Manhattan to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs $7 - $21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $18 and takes 1h 35m.

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  • Distance: 47.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 35m

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

Suburban Transit operates a bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $21 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 12m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $7
Adult
$11 - $15
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$85 - $120
First Class
$90 - $210
Bus operators
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
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web.coachusa.com
Atlantic City routes
$20
Suburban routes
$14 - $21
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4

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

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Manhattan to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Princeton is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Manhattan to Princeton.

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