There are 4 ways to get from Montclair to Princeton University by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 24 min

  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

3 alternative options

Line 28 bus, train, line 606 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  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 Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$26 - $57

Taxi  •  1 h

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

$190 - $230

Drive  •  1 h

  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 1 h.

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

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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 2 h 24 min.

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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 train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs $15 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Montclair to Princeton University, including transfers.

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Montclair to Princeton University train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Watchung Avenue 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 1 h to drive from Montclair to Princeton University.

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Map of how to get from Montclair to Princeton University.
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  • Distance: 41.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

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 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Watchung Avenue to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
32 min
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
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Newark Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
33 min
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
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Montclair to Princeton University
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$190 - $230
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
http://www.elizabethnj.org/
Website
panynj.gov
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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