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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University by train, bus, subway, car or towncar

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

Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor / ...

$34 - $211

Cheapest option

Subway, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$15 - $25

4 alternative options

Train, line 606 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$21 - $65

Bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$16 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University 66.2 miles

$6 - $10

Towncar  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Princeton University 66.2 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Princeton University is 51 miles. The road distance is 66.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $30 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $30 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $28 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University.
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  • Distance: 50.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
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
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Princeton University
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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