There are 5 ways to get from New Haven to Princeton University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$84 - $207

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Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from New Haven, Ct to New York, Ny 2021 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$21 - $49

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Train Metro-North Railroad (MNR)  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from New Haven to Grand Central New Haven
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$31 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from New Haven to Princeton University 132.4 miles

$13 - $19

Train, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Newark (EWR) BDL - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$177 - $414

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The cheapest way to get from New Haven to Princeton University is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Haven to Princeton University is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Haven to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from New Haven, Ct and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Haven station to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from New Haven Union Station and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between New Haven and Princeton University is 113 miles. The road distance is 132.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New Haven to Princeton University without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from New Haven to Princeton University, including transfers.

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New Haven to Princeton University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Haven, Ct station.

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New Haven to Princeton University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New Haven Union Station.

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The best way to get from New Haven to Princeton University is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $80 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Hartford Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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

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  • Distance: 113 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between New Haven, CT, USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from New Haven to Princeton University via New York Penn Station, Princeton Jct., and Princeton in around 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Haven to Princeton University via New York, Ny, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Palmer Square, Princeton in around 4 h 32 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
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 Haven Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $190
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$16 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $26
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Haven, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com

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