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

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Train Amtrak  •  2 h 56 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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$36 - $69

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Train Metro-North Railroad (MNR)  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$29 - $63

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Bus  •  4 h 56 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 Poughkeepsie 708 / ...

$33 - $90

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie 122.2 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Princeton Jct. and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Princeton Junction and Poughkeepsie is 103 miles. The road distance is 122.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $35 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie.

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  • Distance: 102.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie via New York Penn Station in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton Junction to Poughkeepsie via New Brunswick, New Brunswick Downtown, New York Port Authority, and New York, Ny in around 4 h 56 min.

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
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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $40
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to New York Port Authority
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
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web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusa.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

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