There are 7 ways to get from Princeton Junction to Albany by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$45 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick Downtown to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 4008 / ...

$30 - $105

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY Nyc

$35 - $59

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Princeton Junction to Albany 186.4 miles

$18 - $27

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

$203 - $416

Train, train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Trenton Transit Center
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

$204 - $511

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

$190 - $528

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton Junction to Albany is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton Junction to Albany is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton Junction to Albany. However, there are services departing from Princeton Jct. and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Princeton Junction and Albany is 168 miles. The road distance is 186.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Albany without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Princeton Junction to Albany, including transfers.

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Princeton Junction to Albany train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton Jct. station.

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Albany is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $45 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $110 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Princeton Junction to Albany.
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  • Distance: 168.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton Junction to Albany via New York Penn Station in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton Junction to Albany via New Brunswick, New Brunswick Downtown, New York Port Authority, and New York, Ny in around 4 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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