There are 3 ways to get from New York to Princeton Junction by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 12 min

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

$9 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown
  2. Take the train from New Brunswick to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor / ...

$10 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from New York to Princeton Junction 51.3 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Princeton Jct.. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between New York and Princeton Junction is 44 miles. The road distance is 51.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs $9 - $50.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. takes 1 h 12 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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Map of how to get from New York to Princeton Junction.
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  • Distance: 43.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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

NJ Transit operates a train from New York to Princeton Junction hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Amtrak also services this route twice daily.

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
Train from New Brunswick to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
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 Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak to Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $15
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megabus.com

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