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

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Recommended option

Train, line 606 bus  •  3 h 43 min

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

$53 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus Trailways New York  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from New Paltz, NY to New York, NY Phk 0711/Adt 0121 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$28 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus Coach USA  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie, NY to New York, Ny Marist College-Port Authority / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$29 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Poughkeepsie to Princeton 121.9 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Princeton is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Princeton is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poughkeepsie to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Poughkeepsie Main & Market and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via New Paltz, NY and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Poughkeepsie and Princeton is 102 miles. The road distance is 121.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Poughkeepsie to Princeton without a car is to train and line 606 bus which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Poughkeepsie to Princeton, including transfers.

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Poughkeepsie to Princeton bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New Paltz, NY station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poughkeepsie to Princeton is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Poughkeepsie to Princeton.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Poughkeepsie to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Poughkeepsie to Princeton via New Paltz Trailways, New Paltz, NY, New York, NY, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 5 h 3 min.

Train operators
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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Business Seat
$65
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New Paltz, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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
Book at
megabus.com

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