There are 3 ways to get from Manhattan to Princeton University by bus, train 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

Bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 100

$7 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, line 100 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Northeast Corridor
  2. 100

$22 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. 55.7 miles

$5 - $8

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

Coach USA operates a bus from Manhattan to Princeton University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Megabus also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Princeton, NJ - Nassau St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manhattan and Princeton University is 76 km. The road distance is 89 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Princeton University is to drive which takes 1 h 4 min and costs $5 - $8.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Port Authority and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

The bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs every three hours.