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There are 10 ways to get from Manhattan to Princeton by bus, train, night bus, car, subway or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Springfield 2008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station 255 / ...

$61 - $114

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Night bus  •  6 h 8 min

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

$57 - $100

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Train, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to New Haven
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station 255 / ...

$84 - $157

Train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from North Station to Wachusett Fitchburg Line

$161 - $392

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Princeton 190.2 miles

$18 - $27

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Worcester  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH

$131 - $501

Fly Newark to Manchester, drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Manchester (MHT) EWR - MHT
  2. Drive from Manchester to Princeton

$122 - $575

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$98 - $299

Fly Newark to Boston, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$110 - $346

Fly New York JFK to Boston, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$99 - $335

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to subway and fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Princeton is 159 miles. The road distance is 190.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Manhattan to Princeton, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Princeton is to bus which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $60 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $400 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Princeton is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min 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 22+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $102 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: 6 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Manhattan to Princeton via Springfield, Worcester, MA - Union Station, Central Hub At Union Station, and Walmart West Boyleston in around 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to Princeton via 34 St - Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Boston Back Bay Station, Back Bay, North Station, and Wachusett in around 7 h 39 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$16 - $18
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$24 - $35
At station
$22 - $25
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Springfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.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
Bus from New York, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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