There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to Princeton by bus, night bus, car, subway, train or plane

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Bus  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Worcester, MA New York, NY - Worcester, MA - Lowell, MA - Methuen - Lawrence, MA / ...

$69 - $103

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Night bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma 2026

$56 - $76

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Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Princeton 190.1 miles

$18 - $27

Subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Worcester  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH

$157 - $624

Fly New York La Guardia to Manchester, drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Manchester (MHT) LGA - MHT
  2. Drive from Manchester to Princeton

$105 - $408

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS
  2. Take the train from North Station to Wachusett

$108 - $421

Fly New York JFK to Boston, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS
  2. Take the train from North Station to Wachusett

$115 - $415

Fly Newark to Boston, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  2. Take the train from North Station to Wachusett

$122 - $444

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to subway and train and fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 3h 19m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Princeton is 159 miles. The road distance is 190.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 3h 52m and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Manhattan to Princeton, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Princeton is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Manhattan to Princeton.

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JetBlue Airways offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 158.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Worcester, MA once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $29 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Coach Company also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Wachusett
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
ourbus.com
Coach Company
Phone
+1 800 874 3377
Email
info@coachco.com
Website
coachco.com
Bus from New York, NY to Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33 - $38
Schedules at
coachco.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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