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There are 6 ways to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 20m

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

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Train, bus  •  6h 8m

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

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Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

Train  •  5h 59m

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

Bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Plainsboro Rd Princeton Meadows to New York, NY - 42st & 8th Ave Line 300
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY New York / ...

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 193.4 miles

Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Princeton Junction and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 5h 44m and covers a distance of around 201 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 29m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by NJ Transit, Amtrak and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Princeton Jct. and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 71 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 15m
Layover time:
1h 29m
Total time:
5h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 30m
Journey distance:
201 miles
Services per week:
71
Cheapest price:
$49
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:10
Last service departs at:
19:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost $190 - $600 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Princeton Junction On Vaughn Drive and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Plainsboro Rd Princeton Meadows, New York, NY - Port Authority and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Princeton Junction and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 175 miles. The road distance is 193.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, depart from Plainsboro Rd Princeton Meadows station.

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The best way to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 174.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Princeton Junction, NJ, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via New York Penn Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St, Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 5h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Plainsboro Rd Princeton Meadows, New York, NY - 42st & 8th Ave, New York, NY - Port Authority, Albany, NY, S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 6h 36m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $7
Adult
$11 - $15
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Trenton to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $85
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $170
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Suburban Transit
Phone
+1 (732) 249-1100
Email
Suburban@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Plainsboro Rd Princeton Meadows to New York, NY - 42st & 8th Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
One Way - Child / Senior / Special Needs
$6 - $10
One Way - Adult
$13 - $20
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.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 to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Princeton Junction to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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