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There are 5 ways to get from Montclair to Princeton University by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 28 bus, train, line 606 bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Park St At Chestnut St# to Newark Penn Station 28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$11 - $57

Cheapest option

Line 108 bus, bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the line 108 bus from University Ave At Lackawanna Ave to Port Authority Bus Terminal 108
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$9 - $24

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Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Watchung Avenue to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Montclair-Boonton Line
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$15 - $25

Taxi  •  1h

  1. Take a taxi from Montclair to Princeton University 47.4 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Montclair to Princeton University 47.4 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Montclair to Princeton University is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Montclair to Princeton University is to taxi which costs $190 - $230 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montclair to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Park St At Essex Way# and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via University Ave At Lackawanna Ave and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montclair to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Watchung Avenue and arriving at Princeton via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Montclair and Princeton University is 41 miles. The road distance is 47.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Montclair to Princeton University without a car is to line 28 bus and train and line 606 bus which takes 2h 30m and costs $10 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Montclair to Princeton University, including transfers.

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Montclair to Princeton University bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from University Ave At Lackawanna Ave station.

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Montclair to Princeton University train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Watchung Avenue station.

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The best way to get from Montclair to Princeton University is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs $15 - $25. Alternatively, you can line 108 bus and bus, which costs $8 - $25 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Montclair to Princeton University.
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  • Distance: 41.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

You can take a train from Montclair to Princeton University via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, Princeton Jct., and Princeton in around 3h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montclair to Princeton University via Broad St At Lackawanna Ave, University Ave At Lackawanna Ave, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Palmer Square, Princeton in around 4h 8m.

Train operators
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 Newark Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Watchung Avenue to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Park St At Chestnut St# to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Ave to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from University Ave At Lackawanna Ave to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Montclair to Princeton University
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Montclair to Princeton University bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Montclair to Princeton University is 47 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Montclair to Princeton University.

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