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There are 3 ways to get from Princeton University to New York by train, bus or car

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  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority

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  1. Drive from Princeton University to New York

Princeton University to New York by walk and train

The journey time between Princeton University and New York is around 1h 47m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 15 min. Operated by NJ Transit, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the Princeton University to New York service departs from Princeton University and arrives in New York Penn Station. Typically 128 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

128 Weekly Services
1h 47m Average Duration
$8 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Princeton University to New York is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton University to New York is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at New York Port Authority. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton University to New York station. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at New York Penn Station via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 47m.

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It is 44 miles from Princeton University to New York. It is approximately 51.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Princeton University to New York without a car is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs $8 - $80.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Princeton University to New York, including transfers.

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Princeton University to New York bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, depart from Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Princeton University to New York train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton Jct. station.

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The best way to get from Princeton University to New York is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs $8 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $7 - $21 and takes 1h 50m.

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  • Distance: 44 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

What companies run services between Princeton University, NJ, USA and New York, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Suburban Transit operates a bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $21 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
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 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 Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$26 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $110
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 Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Suburban Transit
Phone
+1 (732) 249-1100
Email
Suburban@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
One Way - Child / Senior / Special Needs
$7 - $11
One Way - Adult
$14 - $21

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Princeton University to New York bus services, operated by Suburban Transit, arrive at New York Port Authority station.

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Princeton University to New York train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton University to New York is 52 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Princeton University to New York.

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