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

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

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

$19 - $27

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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

$13 - $23

4 alternative options

Subway, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 34 St - Penn Station A
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$18 - $24

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

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

$14 - $26

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

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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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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Princeton via Jamaica, New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 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 42 min and costs $18 - $27.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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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 42 min and costs $18 - $27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $26 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Princeton University train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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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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  • Distance: 50.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 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 hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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
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megabus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Princeton University
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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