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

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Bus  •  1h 42m

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

$7 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 28m

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

$13 - $183

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from New York to Princeton University 51.4 miles

$5 - $8

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

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

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between New York and Princeton University is 44 miles. The road distance is 51.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Princeton University without a car is to bus which takes 1h 42m and costs $7 - $17.

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

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

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New York 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 to Princeton University is to bus which takes 1h 42m and costs $7 - $17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $190 and takes 2h 28m.

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  • Distance: 44 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

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

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

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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New York to Princeton University bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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New York 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 to Princeton University is 51 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from New York to Princeton University.

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