There are 12 ways to get from Princeton to Alexandria by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Palmetto

$38 - $98

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$29 - $68

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Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Alexandria Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$36 - $94

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$95 - $239

Bus OurBus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC New York - Washington, DC Route / ...

$47 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Alexandria 192.6 miles

$18 - $28

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$125 - $511

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$79 - $461

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$192 - $484

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$91 - $340

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$123 - $390

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  4. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

$220 - $863

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Alexandria is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Alexandria is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Alexandria. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Alexandria Amtrak via Princeton Junction Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Alexandria is 167 miles. The road distance is 192.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Alexandria without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $35 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Princeton to Alexandria, including transfers.

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Princeton to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Princeton Junction Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Alexandria is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $35 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 166.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Alexandria, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Princeton to Alexandria 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton to Alexandria once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Hartford
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Alexandria is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Princeton to Alexandria.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 826+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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