There are 4 ways to get from New York to Princeton by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

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

$7 - $17

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

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

$13 - $17

Train, line 606 bus  •  1 h 48 min

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

$26 - $53

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from New York to Princeton 50.3 miles

$4 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Princeton is to drive which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Princeton is to drive which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between New York and Princeton is 44 miles. The road distance is 50.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $7 - $17.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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New York to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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New York to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Princeton is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs $7 - $17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 43.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from New York to Princeton every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York to Princeton hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 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
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 New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
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
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megabus.com

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

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New York to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Princeton is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from New York to Princeton.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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