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There are 5 ways to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

Cheapest option

Line 751 bus, line 76 bus, train

  1. Take the line 751 bus from Bergen Community College Ender Hall to Hackensack Bus Terminal
  2. Take the line 76 bus from Hackensack Bus Terminal to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Ridgewood to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Plainsboro Rd At Fox Run Dr

Drive

  1. Drive from Paramus to Princeton Junction

Paramus to Princeton Junction by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Paramus and Princeton Junction is around 2h 5m and covers a distance of around 68 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 47m. Operated by Shortline Bus and NJ Transit, the Paramus to Princeton Junction service departs from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB and arrives in Princeton Jct.. Typically 40 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 44m
Layover time:
21 min
Total time:
2h 5m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 47m
Journey distance:
68 miles
Services per week:
40
Cheapest price:
$14
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:21
Last service departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paramus to Princeton Junction bus, walk and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction is to drive, which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paramus to Princeton Junction. However, there are services departing from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB and arriving at Princeton Junction On Vaughn Drive via New York, NY - Port Authority and Plainsboro Rd At Fox Run Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Paramus and Princeton Junction is 52 miles. The road distance is 59.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 14m and costs $13 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction, including transfers.

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Paramus to Princeton Junction bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, depart from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB station.

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The best way to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs $7 - $28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $50 and takes 3h 23m.

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Paramus to Princeton Junction bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, arrive at Plainsboro Rd At Fox Run Dr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paramus to Princeton Junction is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Paramus to Princeton Junction.

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Map of how to get from Paramus to Princeton Junction.
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  • Distance: 52.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Paramus, NJ, USA and Princeton Junction, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Paramus to Princeton Junction via Van Neste Square, Ridgewood, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level in around 2h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paramus to Princeton Junction via New York, NY - Port Authority and Plainsboro Rd At Fox Run Dr in around 3h 23m.

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
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $7
Adult
$11 - $15
Train from Ridgewood to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$2 - $5
Adult
$5 - $10
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$4 - $7
Adult
$10 - $14
Train from Newark Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$4 - $6
Adult
$9 - $13
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 Newark to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Bergen Community College Ender Hall to Hackensack Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from Hackensack Bus Terminal to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4
Suburban Transit
Phone
+1 (732) 249-1100
Email
Suburban@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Plainsboro Rd At Fox Run Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
One Way - Child / Senior / Special Needs
$7 - $11
One Way - Adult
$14 - $21

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